This page was last updated on May 9. The Modern Square is the ASSDF's publication, containing reports from the various square and round dance clubs and organizations across Arkansas...as well as information on upcoming special dances. The ASSDF, and your fellow square and round dancers THANK YOU in advance for your support, and subscription.
One of the features with The Modern Square are the Club Reports from the various square and round dance clubs in the state. These are prepared by the Club Reporters, which can be a caller, cuer, or a dancer, who has agreed to do the job.
The reports tell of various news items with the club, its members, recent and upcoming dances, plus changes and cancellations, among other items.
For The Modern Square, the reports have to be on the desk of the Editor by a certain day of the month, preceding the month of issue (such as April 5 for the May issue), If the Editor does not receive it in time, the report is likely to not be published...as the printer has to have all the items by the 10th of the month, preceding the month of issue (April 10 for the May issue). The e-Edition usually is emailed first, then the print edition is mailed to those who have such. For more details, see The Modern Square page on this website.
As Editor, if a report misses the deadline, it will be on this page, as well as on a page on the original website (designed for slower internet connections), located here. Reports noted below will be in the June, 2020 issue, which was just finished, sent to the printer, and emailed.
Work on the July, 2020 issue will start around May 19, 2020.
Club: Maverick Mixers
Reporter: Daryl Stout
First off, June birthday yellowrocks go to Ginny Short and Ted Keeney...with the anniversary yellowrocks to Phil Moorehouse, Carol Souza, and Stan Stander.
We're still DARK until further notice, due to COVID-19. Updates will be on our Facebook page, the ASSDF websites, and the ASSDF Twitter feed when we can return to dancing. We're hoping to resume activities by August, including our Backpack and School Supplies Dance on August 8.
Remember, it's best to take care of yourself. Please stay home, or seek medical care if you're not feeling well. Eventually, we'll be back to dancing, and then catching up on all the missed yellowrocks; please call before you travel!
As noted last month, yours truly won't be dancing for a time, due to hernia surgery (once these resume), but hope I can watch, and get yellowrocks.
Club: Swingin' Cavaliers
Reporter: Anita Vandergriff
Well, this has been such a strange season. Most of us have been home, catching up on the last year's to do lists, and we haven't had a lot of contact; but for some reason, love is still in the air. We had three couples meet during lessons. Two of them have just been married, and the third couple is hoping to be in June. We're so proud of Brent and Fon, Becky and Larry, plus JW and Clyda. Really looking forward to seeing them when we're able to dance again. We're still not sure when we'll start back. They're saying cases will rise as regulations are relaxed, so we'll have to see. Stay safe, and Virtual Yellow Rocks to all.
Club: Twirling Lariats
Reporter: Heidi Whitman
Along with everyone else, we're sad to report no dancing yet. We've decided to cancel the annual JuneBug dance on Saturday, June 6, along with the usual BBQ dinner. We'll try to reschedule the dance with Tim Tyl, but it just depends on his availability, and when the state government allows us to really ''re-open''. We'll certainly keep you posted!
We miss you greatly, and wait anxiously to see you again soon, Lord willing. Keep up the good work with social distancing, masks, etc., and God bless you as we wait this out. Once we do see each other, it will be a wonderful reunion!! :-)
Virtual yellow rocks to all!!
Club: Levi's And Lace
Reporter: Phyllis Keeney
Just a note to say hello, and to tell each of you how much we are missing square dancing, and missing all of you.
Of course, we have no way of knowing how long this will go on. But, I know one thing, I have a heightened appreciation of our friendships within our square dance family. And, the awareness of how good the exercise and socializing are for our minds, bodies, and spirits. I know we will never underestimate the beauty of our square dancing again.
I will let you know as soon as we are dancing again at Levis And Lace. Stay safe, dear ones.
Club: Bluebird Squares
Reporter: Carolyn Birdsong
I hope this finds everyone doing well, and ready to get back to dancing! Our Governor is opening up Arkansas a little bit at a time, and I know we're ready! I only know of 2 people that had the Coronavirus; and prayers worked, because both recovered, Thank God!
Our May dance was cancelled because of the high school rodeo. Some have said we'll probably need lessons when we go back, it's been that long!
Our summer dances are: June 20th, July 18th, and August 15th. June and July are regular dances, 7pm to 9pm. August 15th, we'll have our barbeque and dance. We'll feed our faces at 6pm, then work it off 7pm to 9pm. Phil Moorehouse and I will keep ya'll hopping! (LOL!). I'm going to ask for an RSVP, so we can get a count. I hope everyone can come eat, and dance with us!
Saline County Fairgrounds is at 406 Fairfield Road, Benton. Exit 116 on I-30. Going down the service road, you'll see an iron fence, and the opening where you turn will be so much easier to see, because it'll be daylight! We dance in the gray building, first on the right!
Lessons had to be cancelled, but I'm hoping to start them back in September. I ran into one of the couples that couldn't make it this time, but they want to when we do it again. Even their two teenage daughters loved it!
I hope you'll enjoy the pictures in the e-Edition, from the Maverick Mixers Halloween dance in 2009.
My front yard Bluebird babies have fledged, and the backyard babies will fledge in about a week. I'm having lots of hummers! I've got five feeders up. I change out the sugar water every two days. I'm not sure what happened, but the Baltimore Orioles never showed up at my house.
Ya'll come on over, and dance and laugh with us!