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EVENTS

COVID-19 Information:

If you're not feeling well, or leery of getting out, please stay home. Most clubs have resumed dancing, but please call before you travel. Clubs that are noted as DARK on the Clubs Page are not listed on the Google Events Calendar.

Special Events

SPECIAL EVENTS

Note: For ASSDF Club Special Dances, a caller or cuer is noted if it's different from the regular club caller or cuer. For Arkansas weather information, click here. For Arkansas road and traffic information, click here. As noted, please call before you travel, in case of any last minute cancellations. If you don't feel well on a dance night, or if bad weather is an issue, please stay home.

 

For dances/festivals outside of Arkansas...except for the National Square Dance Convention (R)...dances/festivals are noted for states adjacent to, or nearby to Arkansas. These include Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. For dances further away, you can find fliers on the Facebook page of the 72nd National Square Dance Convention (R), located here.

 

Note that I can NOT use fliers where words or graphics are "cropped off", and would have to edit or re-create the initial image to "fix things". Lastly, please be sure the info on the flier or special dance is correct before submitting it for publication here on the ASSDF website, or in The Modern Square.

Feb. 10, 2023 -- Heber Springers Valentine's Dance, Rosebud, AR (Facebook)

Feb. 13, 2023 -- Maverick Mixers Valentine's Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR (Caller: Jet Roberts) (PDF / Facebook)

Feb. 15, 2022 -- Twirling Funtimers Start Your Engines Dance, Lakeview, AR (Facebook)

Feb. 20, 2023 -- Pioneers Valentine's Dance, Mountain Home, AR (Facebook)

April 10, 2023 -- Pioneers Straw Hat Dance, Mountain Home, AR (Facebook)

April 29, 2023 -- Maverick Mixers Spring Fling Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR (PDF / Facebook)

May 22, 2023 -- Pioneers Red White And Blue Dance, Mountain Home, AR (Facebook)

July 29, 2023 -- Maverick Mixers Barn Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR (PDF / Facebook)

July 31, 2023 -- Star Steppers Summer Night Out Dance, White Hall, AR (Caller: Jet Roberts) (Facebook)

Sept. 25, 2023 -- Pioneers Hobo Dance, Mountain Home, AR (Facebook)

Sept. 30, 2023 -- Maverick Mixers 50's Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR (PDF / Facebook)

Oct. 12-14, 2023 -- 73rd ASSDF Fall Festival, Mountain Home, AR (PDF) Callers: Gary Shoemake (Oct.12 Trail-End Dance (Separate Admission, Pay At Door)), Arkansas Callers and Cuers (Oct. 13), Charlie Robertson (Oct. 14). 

Oct. 27, 2023 -- Heber Springers Dan Nordbye Special Dance, Rosebud, AR (Facebook)

Oct. 10-12, 2024 -- 74th ASSDF Fall Festival, White Hall, AR (Trail-End Dance Oct. 10)

Conventions

CONVENTIONS/FESTIVALS/SPECIAL DANCES

Feb. 10-11, 2023 -- February Frenzy -- Port Lavaca, TX -- Caller: Tim Tyl -- Cuers: Tammy and Marvin Lee (PDF)

Feb. 10-12, 2023 -- 2023 Red River Special Plus Weekend -- Ardmore, OK -- Callers: Charlie Robertson and Jet Roberts (PDF)

Feb. 11, 2023 -- Southern Swingers Mardi Gras Dance, Bossier City, LA -- Caller: Skip Gates -- Cuer: Martin Philyaw (PDF)

Feb. 18, 2023 -- TSCA (Texas State Callers Association) Fiesta Dance -- Lubbock, TX -- Callers: Tim Tyl, Vernon Jones, and Dan Clairemont (PDF / Web)

March 3-4, 2023 -- TSFSRD (Texas State Federation Of Square And Round Dancers) Conclave Meeting And Dance -- Texarkana, TX (PDF)

March 16-18, 2023 -- 53rd LSDA (Louisiana Square Dance Association) Convention -- Rayne, LA (Trail-End Dance March 16, Main Dance March 17-18) (PDF)

March 24-25, 2023 -- ETSRDA (East Texas Square And Round Dance Association) Spring Festival -- Marshall, TX (PDF)

March 24-25, 2023 -- Swing Thru Spring Mainstream/Plus Square Dance Weekend -- Jamestown, KY -- Callers: Travis Cook, Kristy Williams, Chuck Woods, Wesley Fenton (PDF)

April 14-16, 2023 -- Log Cabin Swingers TNT Dynamite Plus Weekend -- Tool, TX -- Caller: Tony Oxendine -- Cuer: Jan Toms (PDF)

May 19-20, 2023 -- 2nd Annual Swinging At Swingtime -- Fort Worth, TX -- Callers: Scott Bennett, Vernon Jones, Charlie Robertson. Cuer: Jan Toms (PDF)

May 26-28, 2023 -- The 2023 Branson Blowout -- Branson, MO -- Callers: Darryl Lipscomb, Jet Roberts, Gary Shoemake, and Monty Hackler -- Cuers: Tony and Carolyn Ahart (PDF)

June 15-18, 2023 -- 61st TSFSRD (Texas State Federation Of Square And Round Dancers) State Festival -- Bryan, TX (PDF)

June 21-24, 2023  -  72nd National Square Dance Convention (R) -- Mobile, AL (Web)

Registration Form (PDF) Lodging Info (PDF) (You need to fill out both forms. However, if you are NOT requesting Housing/Lodging, you do not need to fill out that form).

July 27-29, 2023 - Heart Of America Singles Square Dance Association (HASSDA) 2023 Festival --

Springdale, AR (Trail-End Dance July 27, Main Dance July 28-29) Callers: Bob Asp, Charlie Robertson, Jet Roberts -- Cuers: Cathy and Fred Fisher (Web / PDF)

Aug. 3-5, 2023 -- 48th Tennessee Square And Round Dance Convention -- Gatlinburg, TN (Web / PDF)

June 26-29, 2024  -  73rd National Square Dance Convention (R) -- Milwaukee, WI (Web / PDF)

June 25-28, 2025  -  74th National Square Dance Convention (R) -- Shreveport, LA (Web / PDF)

June 24-27, 2026  -  75th National Square Dance Convention (R) -- City To Be Announced

Note: National Squares Online is published in the interest of the National Square Dance Convention (R) (NSDC), with information on the current upcoming convention. To see a list of available issues, click here. You will need a PDF viewer to view the files.

 

Press Releases, etc. related to the 72nd NSDC in Mobile, Alabama, in June, 2023, are in the National Squares Online link noted above, starting with the August, 2022 issue.

Sign up for a Convention!

Meetings

MEETINGS

There are Delegates Meetings usually at the spring dance, then at the ASSDF Fall Festival. ASSDF Member Clubs should send 2 delegates to the meeting to discuss and vote on issues. For a handout on topics related to The Modern Square and the ASSDF website, from the Editor, Webmaster, and Circulation Chairman (updated Oct. 12, 2022), click here.

Those clubs wishing to bid on a future ASSDF Fall Festival need to download the bid package, available here. While Bid Presentations and voting/awarding of the bid are done at the Fall Festival Delegates Meeting, there are deadlines for items earlier in the year. Bids are awarded two (2) years prior to the event. See the file for further details.

The 2023 Fall Meeting will be on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023 -- location and time TBA. Details on the Spring Meeting (sometime in April or May, 2023...along with location) will be posted as soon as possible.

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