Specials And Benefit Dances
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Specials And Benefit Dances

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Specials and Benefit Dances


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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 21, 2017.

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 (clubs may CANCEL for a special dance)...as well as Arkansas Weather Forecasts/Data, and 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: Friday, August 25, 2017
Club: Heber Springers Ice Cream Special
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: 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: Squares: Mainstream, Plus, DBD (Dance By Definition), Advanced, and Challenge; Rounds: Phases II, III, IV, V, and VI; 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 MARRIED COUPLES AND SINGLES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. For the married couples, they register individually, and are willing to dance with someone besides their spouse. The ''general rule'' is that ''you dance the first and last tip with your spouse, date, etc., and dance with other dancers otherwise''. Note that while the TOURS REGISTRATION DEADLINE has PASSED, one can register for the dance at the door. However, since it's less than a month until the dance, the REGISTRATION FEE is HIGHER, and there are NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS. There is a SEPARATE FEE for the Thursday night Trail-In Dance, and that's payable at the door.

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

NOTICE!! The Square Round The Lake Weekend, originally set for September 22 and 23, 2017, at Lake DeGray State Park Lodge, HAS BEEN CANCELLED. For more details, click here.

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

Date: Thursday, October 12 through Saturday, October 14, 2017
Club: ASSDF Fall Festival
Location: Betty's Big Country Dance Hall, 102 Crystal Palace Drive, Caddo Valley, AR
Callers: Trail-In Dance On Thursday -- Dave Towry, and Tim Tyl. Friday Night National Caller -- Dan Nordbye. All Saturday Dancing by Arkansas' Callers And Cuers. All Round Dancing cued by Cathy and Fred Fisher of the Conway Rounders.
Comments: For more information, click 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: 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: Joey Duhamel
Contact: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72023 (501) 813-7239

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Club: 7th The Three Amigos Dance Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 7pm
Callers: Phil Moorehouse, Gene Gancarczyk, and Joey Duhamel
Contact: Phil Moorehouse (501) 960-4476, Gene Gancarczyk (501) 767-6354, or Joey Duhamel (870) 209-3646 (cell)

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Club: Heber Springers Gary Shoemake Special
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Gary Shoemake
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

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 24-29, 2019
Club: 68th National Square Dance Convention, Atlanta, Georgia
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 17-20, 2020 (NOTE DIFFERENT DATE)
Club: 69th National Square Dance Convention, Spokane, Washington
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here. Due to a schedule conflict the following weekend, the convention is ONE WEEK EARLIER, THIS YEAR ONLY.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 23-26, 2011
Club: 70th National Square Dance Convention, Jackson, Mississippi
Comments: A link will be posted as soon as possible.

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