Specials And Benefit Dances
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Specials And Benefit Dances

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Specials and Benefit Dances


Overview


To get to the previous page, press the BACK BUTTON on your web browser. To return to the ASSDF Homepage, click on the ASSDF logo at the top of the page. This page was last updated Dec. 3, 2016.

Special Dances are dances held by a club, usually at a date, time, and possibly location, that is different than when their regular dance is scheduled. In these cases, they may bring in a Guest Caller Or Cuer for the dance...usually one with regional or national name recognition.

Benefit Dancers are held by a club to help a club member or a family with medical expenses, or to recover from a disaster, such as a fire, flood, tornado, etc. Also, some clubs do Christmas Benefits for the Toys For Tots campaign. Subscription Dances, where you can sign up for subscriptions to The Modern Square will be noted below as well.

Dances listed, include the day, date, time, location, club sponsor, caller and/or cuer, admission fee, contact, and any other applicable information...such as a Teacup Auction. If information such as a caller/cuer, time, location, contact person, etc. is missing from the information, it can NOT be listed here.

I have decided to REORGANIZE the listing to ONLY include dances in Arkansas, and dances in states surrounding or close to Arkansas...which will include Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The EXCEPTIONS to this will be for the National Square Dance Convention, the Single Square Dancers USA Dance-A-Rama, and the Heart Of America Singles Square Dance Association (HASSDA). Other dances outside of Arkansas and surrounding states can be found at the Where's The Dance - Flyers Only group on Facebook. With the dances listed, I have made the date of the dance, and the dance name of Arkansas Dances in bold print. The rest will be a regular font, as it were.

However, take note that NOT EVERY SUBSCRIBER to The Modern Square has or wants a computer or internet access, to view the ASSDF Website. So, just because your dance may be listed below, UNLESS you have contacted the Editor (see the Officers page for information), with your ad copy, and have mailed in the proper fee for the ad, your dance listing will NOT be in EITHER the E-edition OR the print edition of The Modern Square. Please send the information of your special dance to the Editor of The Modern Square, at the address found here.

Note that if the dance listing is WRONG in The Modern Square, it is WRONG here. Please check with the contact person listed to verify the date(s), time(s), etc. Also, unless otherwise noted, Proper Square Dance Attire is REQUIRED at the dances. In this regard, daytime dances may have the choice of either Proper Square Dance Attire, or casual attire. However, for the evening dances, Proper Square Dance Attire is REQUIRED.

Lastly, please check with the contacts or websites listed before traveling to the dance for more information, or for any last minute updates, changes, or cancellations...as there may be deadlines for festival and hotel registrations, tours, etc.

Also, be sure to check the changes and cancellations page, as well as weather forecasts, plus traffic patterns and construction zones... especially when winter weather or severe weather may be forecast.


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Specials And Benefit Dances


Date: Friday, December 9, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Christmas Dinner Dance
Location: Rose Bud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Christmas Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Philip Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Monday, December 12, 2016
Club: Star Steppers Graduation and Christmas Dance
Location: Central Presbyterian Church, 6300 Trinity Drive, Pine Bluff, AR
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Bill Petrie (870) 540-6673

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Club: Twirling Funtimers Holiday Celebration Party Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: James ''Jammer'' Cochran
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Club: Maverick Mixers Christmas Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse and Carolyn Birdsong
Contact: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72023 (501) 813-7239
Comments: For a printable flier, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Friday, December 30, 2016
Club: Twirling Lariats New Years Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road, and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Callers: Dave Towry and Tim Tyl
Contact: Clifton Taylor and Carolyn Cullins, 9027 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR 72002 (501) 847-2157
Comments: $7 per person admission

Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Black Light Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 8pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Philip Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Club: The Return Of The Three Amigos Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Callers: Phil Moorehouse, Gene Gancarczyk, and Joey Duhamel
Contact: Phil Moorehouse (501) 960-4476...Gene Gancarczyk (501) 767-6354...Joey Duhamel (870) 209-3646
Comments: $8 per person admission. For a printable flier, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Monday, February 13, 2017
Club: Star Steppers Valentine Dance
Location: Central Presbyterian Church, 6300 Trinity Drive, Pine Bluff, AR
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Bill Petrie (870) 540-6673

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Club: Twirling Funtimers Roll Your Own Sundaes Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: Calvin Hollis
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Club: Twirling Funtimers April Showers Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Club: Twirling Funtimers Spring Fling Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: Philip Moorehouse
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Club: Twirling Funtimers Flag Day Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: Jay Wright
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 21-24, 2017
Club: 66th National Square Dance Convention, Cincinatti, Ohio
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Club: Twirling Funtimers Watermelon Splash Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: James ''Jammer'' Cochran
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Club: Twirling Funtimers ''Hot And Dry'' Ice Cream Floats Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: Doug Mallory
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Thursday, August 31 through Sunday, September 3, 2017
Club: Reunion On The Rock -- Single Square Dancers USA Labor Day Dance-A-Rama, North Little Rock, AR
Location: Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, 2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock, AR
Callers: Tim Tyl, Shane Greer, Mike Hogan, Dan Sahlstrom, Jerrry Junck
Cuers: Pat and Joe Hilton, Carolyn and Tony Ahart, Cathy and Fred Fisher
Levels Of Dancing: Mainstream, Plus, DBD (Dance By Definition), Advanced, and Challenge (Squares); Phases II, III, IV, V, and VI (Rounds); plus Line Dancing
Contact: Brenda Griffin, 103 Indian Springs Drive, Bryant, AR 72022 (501) 416-5366
Comments: For a schedule of all the activities, including activites, meetings, tours, etc. -- plus a registration form, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file. The weekend is hosted by the Single Square Dancers USA Board Of Officers. BOTH COUPLES AND SINGLES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Club: Twirling Funtimers Autumn Fest Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: Dave Roush
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Club: Twirling Funtimers Club Anniversary Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: Pat Christie
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Club: Twirling Funtimers ''Honor Veterans'' Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: ''Cherokee'' Bill Cochran
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Club: Twirling Funtimers Holiday Celebration Party Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: James ''Jammer'' Cochran
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 27-30, 2018
Club: 67th National Square Dance Convention, Kansas City, Missouri
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 26-29, 2019
Club: 68th National Square Dance Convention, Atlanta, Georgia
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 24-27, 2020
Club: 69th National Square Dance Convention, Spokane, Washington
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

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