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 May 29, 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 and Saturday, June 3 and 4, 2016
Club: Mississippi 28th Annual Callers and Cuers Square and Round Dance Weekend
Location: Roosevelt State Park (from Jackson, take I-20 to the Morton exit, then north on Highway 13)
Time: Friday night dance 8-10pm, Saturday Afternoon Plus Workshop 2-4pm, Saturday night dance 8-10pm
Callers: Mississippi State Callers
Cuers: Mississippi State Cuers
Comments: Donations: Friday, $5 per person, Saturday, $7 per person, Friday and Saturday, $10 per person. Sponsored by the Mississippi Square Dance Callers Association

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Club: Twirling Funtimers Roll Your Own Sundaes 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: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Hawaiian Luau 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: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Club: Diamond Squares Trail End Dance and Ice Cream Social
Location: Coronado Center, 150 Ponderosa Lane, Hot Springs Village, AR
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Gordon White
Contact: Gordon and Susan White, 6 Perfecto Place, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 (501) 922-0803
Comments: This will be their FINAL DANCE for the Spring/Summer of 2016. Dancing will resume sometime in October, 2016...actual date to be determined.

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Club: Twirling Lariats June Bug Jamboree
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 6pm. BBQ (featuring Carolyn's BBQ sauce) served from 6pm to 7:30pm. Dancing to Dave Towry from 7pm to 9pm.
Caller: Dave Towry
Line Dancing Between Tips: Martha Wyre
Contact: Clifton Taylor and Carolyn Cullins, 9027 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR 72002 (501) 847-2157
Cost: $10 per person
Comments: The club will be DARK (not dancing), the previous night (Friday, June 17, 2016), which would be their normal dance night.

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: Friday, July 8, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Red White And Blue 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: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Club: The Three Amigos Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 7:30pm
Callers: Gene Gancarczyk and Lieutenant Colonel Philip Moorehouse
Contact: Gene Gancarczyk (501) 767-6354
Contact: Lieutenant Colonel Philip Moorehouse (501) 960-4476
Admission: $8 per single, $15 per couple

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Club: Rebel Rousers Kaleidoscope Of Color 27th Anniversary Dance
Location: Richardson Senior Center, 830 West Arapahoe Road, Richardson, TX
Time: Early Rounds at 7pm, All Plus at 7:30pm, Grand March at 8pm
Callers: Mike Bramlett and Wade Driver
Cuer: Christine Hixson
Comments: All youth accompanied by a paying an adult get in free. For more information, click here.

Date: Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, 2016
Club: Mississippi Madness Dance
Location: Pearl Senior Center, 110 Valentour Road, Pearl, MS
Time: See comments below
Callers: Tony Oxendine and Bob Baird
Cuer: Pauline Seagroves Angress
Comments: Friday: Early Rounds 7-8pm, Squares and Rounds 8-10:30pm. Saturday: Round Dance Workshops 9-10:30am and 3-4:30pm. Square Dance Workshops 10:30am-12 Noon and 1:30pm-3pm. Lunch Break from 12 Noon-1:30pm, Dinner Break from 4:30pm-7pm. Early Rounds from 7pm-8pm, Squares and Rounds from 8-10:30pm.
Contact: Ken and Bettie Mills, 171 Walden Pond, Brandon, MS 39042 (601) 260-9188

Date: Sunday, July 24 through Thursday, July 28, 2016
Club: Kirkwood Lodge Plus And Rounds Festival
Location: Kirkwood Lodge, Lake Of The Ozarks, MO
Callers: Ken Bower and Gary Shoemake
Cuers: Steve and Lori Harris
Comments: For more information on other dances, click here.

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Club: Heber Springs Special Dance With Ken Bower
Location: Rose Bud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ken Bower
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170
Comments: $7 per person

Date: Friday, July 29, 2016
Club: Skokos Promenaders Ken Bower Special
Location: Kibler United Methodist Chirch, 19 East Kibler Highway, Alma, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ken Bower
Contact: Jay King, 1402 North 12th, Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-8500

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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: Sunday, August 21 through Thursday, August 26, 2016
Club: Kirkwood Lodge Plus And Rounds Festival
Location: Kirkwood Lodge, Lake Of The Ozarks, MO
Callers: Bob Baier and Jerry Junck
Cuers: Mark and Pam Prow
Comments: For more information on other dances, click here.

Date: Sunday, August 21 through Friday, August 27, 2016
Club: Square and Round Dance Week, Fun Valley, CO
Location: Fun Valley, South Fork, CO
Callers: Melon Luttrell, Ken Bower, and Jay King
Cuers: John and Karen Herr
Comments: For more information, see pages 21 and 22 of the June, 2016 issue of The Modern Square.

Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Ice Cream Social 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: Thursday, September 1 through Sunday, September 4, 2016
Club: 46th National Single Square Dancers USA Labor Day Dance-A-Rama, Alexandria, VA
Callers: Mike Callahan, John Marshall, Eric Henerlau, Skip Cleland, Matt Worley, and Tom Miller
Cuers: Dom and Joan Filardo, Peg and John Kincaid, Chris Jopek and Steve Davis
Lines: Doug and Donna Riley
Comments: For more details, click here. The dance is open to BOTH couples and singles.

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Special 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: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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 5, 2016
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: Thursday through Saturday, October 13-15, 2016
Club: 67th ASSDF Fall Festival, Caddo Valley, Arkansas
Comments: For further details, click here.

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Annual Dan Nordbye Special Dance
Location: Rose Bud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Halloween 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: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Club: Twirling Funtimers Red, White, and Blue 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 11, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Canned Goods Admission 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, November 12, 2016
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus USO 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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.

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