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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 August 29, 2014.

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.

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, etc. is missing from the information, it can NOT be listed 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.

Please send the information of your special dance to the Editor of The Modern Square, at the address found here. You can also send a flier to the Webmaster, at the address found here. The website can usually be updated within 24 hours after receipt, while data for The Modern Square must be in by certain deadlines.

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Specials And Benefit Dances


These are special and benefit dances, arranged in chronlogical order, both inside Arkansas, and in states surrounding Arkansas...as well as the National Square Dance Convention, the Single Square Dancers USA Labor Day Dance-A-Rama, and the Fall Festival, among others.

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, road conditions, plus traffic patterns and construction zones...especially when winter weather or severe weather may be forecast. And, please notify the Webmaster if any data below is incorrect.

Since these are special dances, Proper Square Dance Attire is required for the dance or event. Subscription Dances, where you can sign up for subscriptions to The Modern Square will be noted below as well.


Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Club: Northwest District (now defunct) Last Free Dance
Location: Kibler Methodist Church, 19 East Kibler Road (Highway 162), Alma, AR
Caller: Randy Dougherty
Contact: Jay King (479) 883-2380

Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Club: Twirling Funtimers Autumn Fest
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Caller: Doug Mallory
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653-8075 (870) 424-2957

Date: Monday, September 15, 2014
Club: Diamond Squares Fall Kickoff Dance
Location: Lake Hamilton Church, 2891 Airport Road, Hot Springs, AR
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Caller: Gordon White
Contact: Gordon And Sue White, 6 Perfecto Place, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 (501) 922-0803
Comments: This will be their first dance of the fall, after their summer hiatus, which began on April 28, 2014. Further updates will be posted as soon as possible.

Date: Friday and Saturday, September 19-20, 2014
Club: 17th Annual Square Round The Lake Square Dance Weekend
Location: DeGray State Park Resort Lodge, Bismarck, AR
Callers: Tony Oxendine and Jerry Storey
Cuers: Carolyn and Tony Ahart
Comments: LIMITED TO 35 SQUARES. For more information, per a flier in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Rhinestone Cowboy Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: Eat at 6:30pm, Dance from 7pm to 9pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Philip Morehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501)724-3930

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Club: Star Steppers Retirement Dance Honoring Longtime Arkansas Caller Elgie Goss
Location: Central Presbyterian Church, 6300 Trinity Drive
Time: 7pm
Caller: Lieutentant Colonel Philip D. Morehouse
Contact: Earl and Lynn Milroy, 7611 Jay Lynn Lane, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 (870) 879-1608
Contact: Ed and Mary Smith, 7303 South Pinewood, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 (870) 879-5856

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Club: Maverick Mixers 50's Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Caller: Bill Strawn
Contact: Velma Smart, Box 61 7501 Highway 229, Traskwood, AR 72167 (501) 860-6624

Date: Friday through Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Club: The Branson Explosion Of Color Square And Round Dance Weekend
Location: The Stone Castle Hotel And Conference Center, 3050 Green Mountain Drive, Branson, MO
Callers: Tony Oxendine, Gary Shoemake, Ken Bower
Cuers: Kristine and Bruce Nelson
Comments: For a flier and registration form in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Club: Twirling Funtimers Anniversary Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Callers: Pat Christie, Bill and Marge Sherrill
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653-8075 (870) 424-2957

Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Club: Star Steppers Trail-In Dance to the ASSDF Fall Festival
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church, 2310 Oak Street (Highway 64 East), Conway, AR
Time: 7:30pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip D. Morehouse
Cuer: Cathy Fisher
Contact: Earl and Lynn Milroy, 7611 Jay Lynn Lane, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 (870) 879-1608
Contact: Ed and Mary Smith, 7303 South Pinewood, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 (870) 879-5856

Date: Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, 2014
Club: Arkansas State Square Dance Federation 2014 Fall Festival
Location: Heber Springs High School Cafeteria, 1100 West Pine Street, Heber Springs, AR
Friday Night Caller: Pat Kotal -- Arkansas Callers and Cuers Saturday and Saturday Night
Contact: Ken and Dean Talley, 11200 Garrison Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 868-8310
Comments: The weekend is sponsored by both the Rebel Reelers and Heber Springers. Further details are located here.

Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Club: Twirling Lariats Halloween Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Caller: Dave Towry
Contact: Clifton Taylor and Carolyn Cullins, 9027 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR 72002 (501) 847-2157

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus USO Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: Eat at 6:30pm, Dance from 7pm to 9pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Morehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501)724-3930

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Club: Twirling Funtimers Red, White, And Blue Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Caller: Cherokee ''Bill'' Cochran
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653-8075 (870) 424-2957

Date: Monday, December 1, 2014
Club: Heber Springs Can Dance
Location: American Legion Hut, 49 Park Road, Heber Springs, AR
Time: 7pm to 9:30pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Joe Needham, 604 Walnut Street, Heber Springs, AR 72543 (501) 270-2203
Contact: Faye Abbott (501) 556-5983
Comments: Dance benefits ''Cleburne County Cares''

Date: Friday, December 5, 2014
Club: Guys 'N Dolls Special Dance
Location: Knights Of Columbus Hall, 1801 Waterfall (off New Boston Road), Texarkana, TX NOTE NEW LOCATION
Time: 7:30pm
Caller: Wade Driver
Contact: Rhonda Bailey, 111 Wood Duck Lane, Texarkana, AR 75501 (903) 276-3422

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Club: Twirling Funtimers Holiday Celebration Party
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Caller: James ''Jammer'' Cochran
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653-8075 (870) 424-2957

Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014 (NOTE REVISED DATE)
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Christmas Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: Eat at 6:30pm, Dance from 7pm to 9pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Morehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501)724-3930

Date: Thursday, January 8, 2015
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Subscription Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Morehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501)724-3930
Comments: You can sign up for a subscription to The Modern Square at this dance.

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Club: Levis And Lace Winter Night In Royal
Location: First Baptist Church, 7402 Albert Pike Road, Royal, AR 71968
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Gene Gancarczyk
Contact: Ted and Phyllis Keeney, 1807 Nubbin Ridge Road, Royal, AR 71968 (501) 991-3292

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 24-27, 2015
Club: 64th National Square Dance Convention, Springfield, Massachusetts
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 22-25, 2016
Club: 65th National Square Dance Convention, Des Moines, Iowa
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

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 through Saturday, June 27-30, 2018
Club: 67th National Square Dance Convention, Kansas City, Missouri
Comments: The website will be available as soon as possible.

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