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EVENTS

Please call before you travel, in case of last minute cancellations, due to weather or otherwise. Festivals in states that are adjacent or close to Arkansas, are noted as a courtesy. For Arkansas Weather Conditions and Forecasts, click here. For Arkansas Road Conditions, click here. Most dances are in the evenings, but check the flier/website to be sure.

Special Events

ASSDF CLUB SPECIAL DANCES

June 15, 2024 -- Bluebird Squares Anniversary Dinner and Dance, Benton, AR. Caller: Carolyn Birdsong (PDF)

June 19, 2024 -- Twirling Funtimers Summer Picnic Dance, Lakeview, AR. Caller: Donna Gellenbeck. Cuer: Marge Sherrill (PDFFacebook)

June 29, 2024 -- Maverick Mixers 5th Saturday Red White And Blue Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR. Caller: TBA (PDFFacebook)

July 6, 2024 -- The Three Amigos Liberty Freedom Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR. Callers: Phil Moorehouse, Joey Duhamel, Gene Gancarczyk (PDF / Facebook)

July 24, 2024 -- Twirling Funtimers Christmas In July Dance, Lakeview, AR. Caller: Donna Gellenbeck. Cuer: Marge Sherrill (Facebook)

July 27, 2024 -- Maverick Mixers Celebrate Summer Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR. Caller: Phil Moorehouse (PDFFacebook). Watermelon and Hot Dogs before the dance

Aug. 21, 2024 -- Twirling Funtimers Look To The Stars Dance, Lakeview, AR. Caller: Donna Gellenbeck. Cuer: Marge Sherrill (Facebook)

Aug. 24, 2024 -- Maverick Mixers Backpack School Supplies Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR. Caller: Phil Moorehouse (PDFFacebook). Benefit School TBA

Sep. 14, 2024 -- Maverick Mixers 50's Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR.

Caller: TBD (PDF / Facebook). 50's or Square Dance Attire Welcome

Sept. 16, 2024 -- Pioneers Hobo Dance, Mountain Home, AR. Caller: Roy Hestand (Facebook)

Sept. 18, 2024 -- Twirling Funtimers Fabulous 50's Dance, Lakeview, AR. Guest Caller: Jay Wright. Cuer: Marge Sherrill (Facebook)

Oct. 10-12, 2024 -- 74th ASSDF Fall Festival, White Hall, AR (Trail-End Dance Oct. 10, 2024 -- separate admission, pay at door (PDF)). Arkansas Callers and Cuers, plus National Callers Ken Burke and Tim Tyl (Registration Form) /  (Dance Schedule And Hotel Info / Quilt Raffle Info). Note: The Advance Registration Deadline is Sept. 30, 2024 -- Updated June 1, 2024 with Revised Hotel Info and info on Quilt Raffle

Oct. 16, 2024 -- Twirling Funtimers Anniversary Dance, Lakeview, AR. Callers: Donna Gellenbeck and Ken Jarman. Cuer: Marge Sherrill (Facebook)

Oct. 25, 2024 -- Heber Springers Dan Nordbye Special Dance, Rosebud, AR. Caller: Dan Nordbye (Facebook)

Oct. 26, 2024 -- Maverick Mixers Groovie Goolies Halloween Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR. Caller: Phil Moorehouse (PDFFacebook)

Oct. 28, 2024 -- Pioneers Halloween Special Dance, Mountain Home. AR. Caller: Dan Nordbye (Facebook)

Nov. 9, 2024 -- Maverick Mixers Honor Our Veterans Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR. Caller: Phil Moorehouse (PDFFacebook)

Nov. 11, 2024 -- Pioneers Veterans Day Special Dance, Mountain Home, AR. Caller: Roy Hestand (Facebook)

Nov. 20, 2024 -- Twirling Funtimers Thanksgiving M*A*S*H* Dance, Lakeview, AR. Caller: Donna Gellenbeck. Cuer: Marge Sherrill (Facebook)

Nov. 25, 2024 -- Pioneers Thanksgiving Week Special Dance, Mountain Home, AR. Caller: Roy Hestand (Facebook)

Nov. 30, 2024 -- Maverick Mixers 5th Thursday Giving Thanks And Giving Back Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR. Caller: Phil Moorehouse (PDFFacebook)

Dec. 14, 2024 -- Maverick Mixers Ho Ho Ho Hoedown Christmas Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR. Caller: Phil Moorehouse (PDFFacebook)

Dec. 18, 2024 -- Twirling Funtimers Christmas Dance, Lakeview, AR. Callers: Donna Gellenbeck and Ken Jarman. Cuer: Marge Sherrill (Facebook)

Dec. 21, 2024 -- Bluebird Squares "Santa And His Elf" Christmas Dance, Benton, AR. Callers: Carolyn Birdsong and Phil Moorehouse.

 

Dec. 23, 2024 -- Pioneers Christmas Week Dance, Mountain Home, AR. Caller: Roy Hestand (Facebook)

Dec. 28, 2024 -- Maverick Mixers End Of Year Celebration Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR. Caller: Phil Moorehouse (Facebook)

Oct. 9-11, 2025 -- 75th ASSDF Fall Festival (Diamond Jubilee Dance), White Hall, AR -- Trail-End Dance Oct. 9, 2025. Further details will be announced as soon as possible.

Oct. 8-10, 2026 -- 76th ASSDF Fall Festival (Location To Be Announced -- Trail-End Dance Oct. 8, 2026). Further details will be announced as soon as possible.

Conventions

CONVENTIONS/FESTIVALS/SPECIAL DANCES

June 13-16, 2024 -- 2024 Texas State Square And Round Dance Festival, Bryan, TX (Website / PDF / Trail End Dance). Note: There is a George Strait concert in the area that weekend, so hotel rooms will fill up fast.

June 15, 2024 -- Alan Jackson Tribute Dance, Joplin, MO. Caller: Jay Wright (PDF). All the singing calls will be Alan Jackson songs.

 

June 15, 2024 -- Rebel Rousers Tie Dye Dance, Richardson, TX. Guest Caller: Darryl Lipscomb. Cuer: Christine Hixson (PDF)

June 20, 2024 -- Lagniappe Dance, Glenwood (Gilmer), TX -- Caller: Tim Tyl (PDF)

June 21, 2024 -- Texas Reelers 49th Anniversary Black And White Ball Dance, Richardson, TX. Guest Caller: K.O. Jeanes. Club Callers: Jon Jones and Deborah-Carroll Jones. Club Cuer: Chris and Maria Farabaugh (PDF / Website / Facebook)

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

Note: Updated Registration Form with RV Camping Info as of Oct. 12, 2023. Please disregard all other previous registration forms.

June 29, 2024 -- Rock Your Favorite Decade Dance, Oklahoma City, OK. Callers: Jeff Holley, Jim Howard, Darryl Lipscomb, Mike Shults (PDF)

 

July 4, 2024 -- Twilight Twisters Free Afternoon Dance, Wagoner, OK. Callers: Shane Greer and Monty Hackler (PDF). Free pizza and cake after the dance.

July 12-14, 2024 -- 2024 Royal Rendezvous, Ardmore, OK. Callers: Tony Oxendine, Charlie Robertson,  and Jet Roberts (PDF)

July 25, 2024 -- Lagniappe Dance, Glenwood (Gilmer), TX -- Caller: Tim Tyl (PDF)

July 25-27, 2024 -- Heart Of America Single Square Dance Association (HASSDA) 2024 Festival, Springdale, AR. Trail-End Dance July 25, Main Festival July 26-27. Callers: Darryl Lipscomb, Mike Hogan, Tom Manning, Bob Asp (Trail-End Dance). Cuers: Cathy and Fred Fisher (Website / PDF)

Aug. 1-3, 2024 -- Tennessee Square and Round Dance Convention, Gatlinburg, TN (Website / PDF)

Aug. 22, 2024 -- Lagniappe Dance, Glenwood (Gilmer), TX -- Caller: Tim Tyl (PDF)

Aug. 24, 2024 -- Texas Po' Boys Reunion Dance, Spring, TX. Callers: Gary Sanders, Pat Kotal, Stu Ringer, and K.O. Jeanes (PDFNote: Location Change from original flyer; updated flyer at link.

Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2024 -- 28th Annual "An Evening In Paris" Square And Round Dance Weekend, Paris, TX. Callers: Darryl Lipscomb, Tony Oxendine, Buddy Weaver, and Gary Shoemake. Guest Callers: Tim Tyl and Tim Polch. Cuers: Fred and Linda Ayres (PDF)

Aug. 31, 2024 -- Old Fashioned Barn Dance, Wichita Falls, TX. Caller: Jeff Holley (PDF)

Sept. 13-14, 2024 -- 74th National Square Dance Convention Fundraiser Weekend, Bossier City, LA. Callers: Phil Moorehouse, Tim Tyl, and Joey Duhamel. Cuers: Ken Vantiger and Martin Philyaw. (Facebook / PDF)

Sept. 19, 2024 -- Lagniappe Dance, Glenwood (Gilmer), TX -- Caller: Tim Tyl (PDF)

Sept. 27-28, 2024 -- Pioneer Festival, Wichita Falls, TX. Callers: Bobby Willis and Jeff Holley. Cuers: Jeffrey and Jennifer Ewton. (PDF)

Oct. 3, 2024 -- Lagniappe Dance, Glenwood (Gilmer), TX -- Caller: Tim Tyl (PDF)

Oct. 18-19, 2024 -- 2024 Missouri State Festival, Sedalia, MO. Caller: Ken Burke. Cuers: Cathy and Fred Fisher (PDF)

Nov. 7, 2024 -- Lagniappe Dance, Glenwood (Gilmer), TX -- Caller: Tim Tyl (PDF)

Nov. 22-23, 2024 -- Oklahoma Square And Round Dance Federation Festival, Ardmore, OK (Website / PDF)

Dec. 6-7, 2024 -- NTCA Callers Calvacade and NORTEX Roundup 2024 Toys On Parade Dance, Richardson, TX. Featured Caller: Jet Roberts. Staff Caller: Vernon and Kayla Jones. Staff Cuer: Lucy and Jerry Pate. (PDF) NTCA Callers Calvacade on Dec. 6, and Toys On Parade Dance (donations for Toys For Tots) on Dec. 7.

Dec. 19, 2024 -- Lagniappe Dance, Glenwood (Gilmer), TX -- Caller: Tim Tyl (PDF)

Jan. 24-25, 2025 -- General Butler Bash, Somerset, KY. Callers: Jack Pladdys, Travis Cook, Tom Davis. Guest Caller: Tony Oxendine. Cuer: Elaine Wintrow (Website / PDF)

June 25-28, 2025  -- 74th National Square Dance Convention (R), Shreveport, LA (Website / Registration Form (PDF) / Facebook)

June 24-27, 2026  -- 75th National Square Dance Convention (R) -- Waco, TX (Website / Early Bird Registration Form (PDF)).

June 23-26, 2027  -- 76th National Square Dance Convention (R) -- Location 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 NSDC. To see a list of available issues (the last 10 are available, as it's published monthly from August through May), click here. You will need a PDF viewer to view the files.

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Meetings

MEETINGS AND BID PRESENTATIONS

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. 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.

Those wishing to bid for the 2026 ASSDF Fall Festival will need to be at the 2024 ASSDF Fall Festival Delegates Meeting on Oct. 12, 2024, in White Hall, Arkansas, to make their  bid presentation. The meeting will be at 8:30am, and the location will be announced at the Friday night dance. You can download the bid package form here. Fill it out, and return it to any member of the ASSDF Executive Board.

Bid Package
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