This page was last updated on Oct. 15, 2020. 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month of issue (such as April 14 for the May issue), If the Editor does not receive it in time, the report is likely to not be published...as the printer has to have all the items by the 10th of the month, preceding the month of issue (April 14 for the May issue).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 are in the November, 2020 issue, which was just finished, sent to the printer, and emailed.
Work on the December, 2020 issue will start on Oct. 25, 2020...its reports will be posted on Nov. 15, 2020.
Club: Maverick Mixers
Reporter: Daryl Stout
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the 2020 Fall Festival was canceled. And, for the same reason, we're still not dancing...please check our Facebook Page, and on the ASSDF websites when we start dancing again.
November Birthday Yellowrocks go to Stan Stander; sorry if I missed anyone. Our club president, Jim Finney, continues recovering from surgery.
While one may feel like a turkey for messing up dance moves for not square dancing in so long, we’re thankful to everyone who does their part to keep the hobby alive; especially the club and ASSDF Officers, the callers and cuers, plus all those working behind the scenes.
Whether for the square dance family, or for your loved ones, the Maverick Mixers wish everyone a Happy and safe Thanksgiving.
Club: Twirling Funtimers
Reporter: Paul Chernell
As soon as we determine it’s safe to do so, we will post the reopening on our our website. Please continue to observe the latest CDC, and NIH, guidelines for your health, and the health and safety of those around you. Be well.
Club: Bluebird Squares
Reporter: Carolyn Birdsong
I hope this finds all square dancers still sane. I'm still the same so not sure what that means! Lol!
The Bluebird Squares moved our September dance from the 19th to the 18th. Had over a square come. Everyone seemed to have a good time. No one threw tomatoes at me anyway! I've been trying to do patter at each one of my dances and have done one to the music Jaeggar that seems to go over well. I'm having a surprise patter at the next dance!
Traveled to Rose Bud September 19th for the Military dance. Had a great time dancing to Phil Moorehouse. I got to call a tip. Of course I did ''God Bless The USA''. I think most square dancers know the whole song by now! Even the part, ''...and I had to start again with just my dogs and my birds.'' Lol! And then an old favorite, Pink Cadillac.
Had a good group (three squares!) at the Heber Springers dancing to Chuck Hastings September 25th! He's a really fun caller and a great guy, and we all had a great time dancing to him! There were three other callers there that night and we all got to call a tip: Donna Gellenbeck, Roy Hestand and me! I really enjoyed dancing to Donna and Roy, too. Phil Moorehouse was supposed to be there too,but his Dad fell and broke his hip; and Phil went to Colorado to help him out. We're all saying prayers for Naaman Sr.
The Bluebird Squares are dancing October 17th 7:00 to 9:00. This would be our Halloween dance, so you’re welcome to wear a costume; you know I will! That's how I roll! If you’re able to make it, please let me know. If I don’t have a square, we’d just go dark, so please call me if you plan on coming!
We're looking forward to Dan Nordbye calling for the Heber Springers in Rose Bud October 22nd, from 7:00 to 9:00! My first experience dancing to Dan was at the Fall Festival when he was the caller Friday night. I really enjoyed dancing to him then! (Your Editor danced to Dan back in 1986 in Nashville, Tennessee, with Paul Marcum, Craig Rowe, and Jerry Storey, just 4 months after I had graduated).
On November 21st, we will be having our annual Thanksgiving Gobble & Dance. A complete Thanksgiving meal at 6:00 and then work it off 7:00 to 9:00 for only $10 each! I am going to ask for a RSVP here. If we do not have enough interest in the meal, I will cancel that and just have the dance.
I will continue taking temps and have plenty of hand sanitizer. If you want to wear a mask while you're dancing, that is ok. Again, if you feel uncomfortable, have a fever, have a cough, can't taste or smell your wine, please don't come!
Hope ya'll come over, and laugh and dance with us!