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 April 17, 2015.

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: Thursday, April 30, through Sunday, May 3, 2015
Club: Duke City Singles Singles And Doubles Spring Fling
Location: ASDC Call, 4915 Hawkins NE, Albuquerque, NM
Callers: Jerry Galbreath, and Mike Hogan
Cuers: Ronnie and Bonnie Bond
Comments: Couples and Singles Welcome. Trail In Dance Thursday evening. For more details, including a flyer on the weekend (in PDF format), lodging, and more, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Club: Rebel Reelers Toad Suck Daze Dance
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church, 2310 East Oak Street (Highway 64 East), Conway, AR
Time: ASSDF Delegates Meeting at 4pm, Snack Supper at 6pm, Dance at 7:30pm
Caller: Dave Towry
Contact: Ken and Dean Talley, 11200 Garrison Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 868-8310
Comments: The dance features ALL SINGING CALLS, at the Mainstream Level, with possibly One Plus Level Tip, during the dance. There may also be Round Dancing, cued by Cathy Fisher, between the square dance tips.

Note that prior to the dance, there will be an ASSDF Delegates Meeting at 4pm...followed by a Snack Supper at 6pm. For details on the meeting, click here. For details on the dance, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.


Date: Monday, May 4, 2015
Club: Heber Springers Mexican Hat Dance
Location: American Legion Hut, 49 Park Road, Heber Springs, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodbine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

Date: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 7, 8, and 9, 2015
Club: 36th HASSDA (Heart Of America Singles Square Dance Association) Festival
Location: Holiday Inn KCI Airport, and KCI Expo Center, 11728 Northwest Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO
Callers: Jerry Storey, Jeff Holley, and Ken Burke
Cuer: Mike Hines
Comments: Trail-In Dance on Thursday, May 7, starting at 7:30pm, with Jay Krebs (Caller) and Pam Young (Cuer). Both singles and married dancers are welcome to attend. Separate admission to the Trail-In Dance, payable at the door. For a printable flyer, with information on cost, and a registration form, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Hawaiian Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Club: Twirling Lariats and Maverick Mixers Fund Raising Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road And Leah Lane
Time: 7:30pm
Caller: Dave Towry
Contact: Clifton Taylor and Carolyn Cullins, 9027 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR 72002 (501) 847-2157
Contact: Velma Smart, Box 61, 7501 Highway 229, Traskwood, AR 72167 (501) 860-6624

Date: Friday, May 22, 2015
Club: Levis And Lace Maypole Dance And Subscription Dance
Location: First Baptist Church, 7402 Albert Pike, Royal, AR
Time: 6:30pm to 9pm
Caller: Gene Gancarczyk
Contact: Ted and Phyllis Keeney, 1807 Nubbin Ridge Road, Royal, AR 71968 (501) 991-3292
Comments: You can sign up for a subscription to The Modern Square at this dance.

Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Club: Rebel Reelers Subscription Dance
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church, 2310 East Oak Street (Highway 64 East), Conway, AR
Time: 7:30pm
Caller: Dave Towry
Contact: Ken and Dean Talley, 11200 Garrison Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 868-8310
Comments: You can sign up for a subscription to The Modern Square at this dance.

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Club: Heber Springers Hawaiian Luau Dance
Location: American Legion Hut, 49 Park Road, Heber Springs, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodbine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

Date: Friday, June 20, 2015
Club: Twirling Lariats June Bug Jamboree
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road And Leah Lane
Time: 6pm
Caller: Dave Towry
Contact: Clifton Taylor and Carolyn Cullins, 9027 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR 72002 (501) 847-2157

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: Monday, July 6, 2015
Club: Heber Springers Red White And Blue Dance
Location: American Legion Hut, 49 Park Road, Heber Springs, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodbine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Club: Return Of The Three Amigos Special Dance
Location: Forest Lakes in Hot Springs National Park
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Callers: Bill Strawn, Gene Gancarczyk, and Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Moorehouse
Comments: $10 per person (cash only). Finger Foods, Line Dancing, Door Prizes, and Split The Pot.
Contact: Bill Strawn (501) 317-9972, Gene Gancarczyk (501) 767-6354, Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Moorehouse (501) 960-4476

Date: Friday, August 7, 2015
Club: Guys 'N Dolls Special Dance
Where They Dance: Fraternal Order Of Eagles Building, 3407 East Broad Street, Texarkana, AR (note new location...this is about 1/2 mile south of the Texarkana Airport).
Caller: Mike Bramlett
Cuer: Marvin White
Contact: Betty Rateliff, 1706 North Rondo Road, Texarkana, AR 71854, (870) 774-6363 (home), (903) 824-5760 (cell)
Contact: Bill Smith (903) 277-5659
Comments: $7 per person. Early rounds at 7pm, Potluck at 7:30pm, Squares and Rounds at 8pm

Date: Monday, August 17, 2015
Club: Heber Springers Ice Cream Social
Location: American Legion Hut, 49 Park Road, Heber Springs, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodbine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Western Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19, 2015
Club: Square Round The Lake Dance Weekend, DeGray State Park Lodge, Bismarck, AR
Cost: $75 per couple
Comments: Further Details, including callers, cuers, and lodging, will be posted as they become available.

Date: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 8-10, 2015
Club: Arkansas State Square Dance Federation Fall Festival, Caddo Valley, AR
Cost: $20 pre-registration, $25 at the door
Comments: For more information, click here.

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015
Club: Heber Springers Dan Nordbye Special
Location: American Legion Hut, 49 Park Road, Heber Springs, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodbine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Blue Banner Military Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Christmas Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

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: For additional information on the festival, click here.

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