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Specials And Benefit Dances

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Specials and Benefit Dances


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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've REORGANIZED 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)...as well as the dances that last several days, or have callers from states in and around Arkansas...mainly from information from the ASSDF Facebook Page. Note that personal issues may delay my posting of said dances...but those listed within The Modern Square will have PRIORITY on being posted.

Other dances outside of Arkansas and surrounding states can be found at the Where's The Dance - Flyers Only Facebook page. 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 likely ALSO 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 Arkansas Traffic Patterns And Construction Zones... especially when winter weather or severe weather may be forecast.


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Specials And Benefit Dances


Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Club: Heber Springers 4th Annual Jerry Special
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Jerry Storey
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Anniversary And Funny Hat Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

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: Friday, April 14, 2017
Club: Heber Springers Easter Bonnet Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Thursday through Sunday, April 27-30, 2017
Club: Heart Of America Singles Square Dance Association (HASSDA) 38th Festival
Location: Holiday Inn Express And Conference Center, 1400 Country Club Road, Claremore, OK
Callers: Scott Bennett, Jeff Holley, Noah Seigmann
Cuer: Sonia Savell-Jones
Comments: Mainstream, Plus, and Advanced, plus Round Dancing. There will also be a Trail-In Dance on Thursday evening, and a Trail-Out Dance on Sunday morning. For more information, click here.

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Club: Heber Springers Cinco De Mayo Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Club: ASSDF May Delegates Meeting And Dance
Location: Salem United Methodist Church, 1018 Salem Road, Conway, AR
Time: Meeting at 4pm, Pre-Rounds at 6:30pm, Square Dance and Rounds at 7pm
Caller: Justin Russell
Cuer: Cathy Fisher
Comments: The ASSDF Delegates Meeting will be held PRIOR to the dance, at 4pm. Pre-Rounds are at 6:30pm, with the dance at 7pm. There will be snacks and drinks ONLY (no food). For more information, contact Scott Blackshear at (501) 617-5354. Admission is $7.50 per person at the door. For more information about the ASSDF Delegates Meetings, click here.

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: Friday, May 12, 2017
Club: Heber Springers Anniversary Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus May Pole and Cake Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 7:00pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Hawaiian Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Club: Maverick Mixers Open Mic Amateur Night Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: Workshop at 7pm, Dancing at 7:30pm
Caller: Guest Callers
Contact: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72023 (501) 813-7239

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: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Club: Heber Springers Hillbilly Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Chuck Hastings
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

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: Monday, July 10, 2017
Club: Heber Springers Red White And Blue Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

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: Sunday, July 16, 2017 through Thursday, July 20, 2017
Club: Pride RV Resort Plus Week
Location: Pride RV Resort, Maggie Valley, NC (Exit 20 off of I-40)
Callers: Tony Oxendine and Ted Kennedy
Comments: For a printable flier, with other information, in Adobe Acrobat Format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file. For further information on the resort, click here.


Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017
Club: Heber Springers Ken Bower Special
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ken Bower
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017
Club: Skokos Promenaders A Very Special Square Dance
Location: Kibler United Methodist Church, 19 East Kibler Highway, Alma, AR
Caller: Ken Bower
Contact: Jay King, 1402 North 12th Street, Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-8500

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: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Club: Maverick Mixers Backpack/School Supplies Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: Workshop at 7pm, Dancing at 7:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72023 (501) 813-7239

Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
Club: Heber Springers Ice Cream Special
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

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: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Club: Double Trouble Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse and Chuck Hastings
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713
Comments: Dance put on by both the Blue Belles And Beaus and the Heber Springers

Date: Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017
Club: 5th Annual Southeastern Swing Square And Round Dance
Location: BSDA Friendship Hall, 1024 Old Walkers Chapel Road, Fultondale, AL
Callers: Ted Kennedy, Darryl McMillian, and Robert Townsend
Cuers: David and Sandy Sturgis
Comments: For a printable flier, with more information, and a registration form, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Club: Maverick Mixers 50's Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: Workshop at 7pm, Dancing at 7:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72023 (501) 813-7239

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

NOTE: I am waiting on confirmation of the dates and location for the 2017 Fall Festival dance, but it usually is on the weekend of the second Friday in October, and either the second or third Saturday, depending on the year. Once I have that information, it will be posted here.

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Club: Heber Springers Fall Festival Recovery Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Club: Maverick Mixers Halloween Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: Workshop at 7pm, Dancing at 7:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72023 (501) 813-7239

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Club: 4th Annual Heber Springers Halloween and Dan Nordbye Special Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

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: Friday, November 10, 2017
Club: Heber Springers Can Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Club: Maverick Mixers Veterans Day Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: Workshop at 7pm, Dancing at 7:30pm
Callers: Phil Moorehouse and Joey Duhamel
Contact: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72023 (501) 813-7239

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Military Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Club: Heber Springers Christmas Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

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: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Christmas Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Saturday, December 23, 2017
Club: Maverick Mixers Christmas Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: Workshop at 7pm, Dancing at 7:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse and Carolyn Birdsong
Contact: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72023 (501) 813-7239

Date: Saturday, December 30, 2017
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus New Years Black Light Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Saturday, December 30, 2017
Club: Maverick Mixers New Years Eve Eve Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 8pm
Caller: Carolyn Birdsong
Contact: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72023 (501) 813-7239

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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