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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

March 2, 2024 -- Bluebird Squares March 2024 Dance (club will be DARK March 16), Benton, AR. Caller: Carolyn Birdsong

March 8, 2024 -- Heber Springers St. Patrick's Dance, Rosebud, AR. Caller: Phil Moorehouse (PDF / Facebook)

March 18, 2024 -- Pioneers St. Patrick's Special Dance, Mountain Home, AR. Caller: Roy Hestand (Facebook)

March 30, 2024 -- Maverick Mixers 5th Saturday Spring Fling Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR. Caller: Phil Moorehouse (Facebook)

May 11, 2024 -- Maverick Mixers Celebrate Mother's Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR. Caller: Phil Moorehouse (Facebook)

May 20, 2024 -- Pioneers Red White And Blue Special Dance, Mountain Home, AR. Caller: Roy Hestand (Facebook)

June 1, 2024 -- Twirling Lariats June Bug Jamboree BBQ Dinner and Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR. Caller: Tim Tyl (Facebook / PDF Soon)

June 8, 2024 -- Maverick Mixers Celebrate Father's Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR. Caller: Phil Moorehouse (Facebook)

June 10, 2024 -- Pioneers Straw Hat Special Dance, Mountain Home, AR. Caller: Roy Hestand (Facebook)

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

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

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

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

Aug. 31, 2024 -- Maverick Mixers 5th Saturday 50's Dance, Mabelvale (Little Rock), AR. Caller: Phil Moorehouse (Facebook) (50's or Square Dance Attire Welcome)

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

Oct. 10-12, 2024 -- 74th ASSDF Fall Festival, White Hall, AR (Trail-End Dance Oct. 10, 2024) Arkansas Callers and Cuers, plus National Callers Ken Burke and Tim Tyl (PDF) Note: Advance Registration Deadline is Sept. 30, 2024.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)(Location To Be Announced -- Trail-End Dance Oct. 9, 2025).

Oct. 8-10, 2026 -- 76th ASSDF Fall Festival (Location To Be Announced -- Trail-End Dance Oct. 8, 2026).

Conventions

CONVENTIONS/FESTIVALS/SPECIAL DANCES

Feb. 23, 2024 -- Swinging Stars Mardi Gras Dance, Richardson, TX. Caller: Charlie Robertson. Cuer: Jan Toms (Website / PDF)

Feb. 29, 2024 -- Leap Year All Plus Dance, Tulsa, OK. Callers: Monty Hackler, Shane Greer, Gary Shoemake (PDF)

March 1-2, 2024 -- Mississippi Square And Round Dance Association Spring Festival, Biloxi, MS. Caller: Mike Bramlett. Cuers: Connie and Robert Wise (PDF)

 

March 8-9, 2024 -- Texas Association Of Single Square Dancers (TASSD) 50th Anniversary Roundup Dance Weekend, Speegleville, TX. Caller: Tom Miller. Cuer. Pauline Angress (Website / PDF)
 

March 14-16, 2024 -- 2024 Louisiana Square And Round Dance Convention, Bossier City/Shreveport, LA -- Louisiana Square And Round Dance Callers And Cuers. Held in Bossier City on Thursday and Friday, and in Shreveport on Saturday, to be at the same location as the 74th National Square Dance Convention (R) Pre-Convention Dance, noted below. (PDF)

March 16, 2024 -- 74th National Square Dance Convention (R) Pre-Convention Dance, Shreveport, LA. Callers: Phil Moorehouse, Joey Duhamel, Tim Tyl, and Larry Marchese. Cuers: Martin Philyaw and Ken Vantiger (PDF). Free admision with pre-registration to the 74th NSDC.

March 16, 2024 -- Oklahoma Square Dance Federation Spring Roundup, Ardmore, OK. (Website / PDF)

March 16, 2024 -- Rebel Rousers Luck Of The Irish Dance, Richardson, TX. Caller: Mike Bramlett. Cuer: Christine Hixson (Website / PDF / Facebook)

March 22-23, 2024 -- East Texas Square And Round Dance Association (ETSRDA) Spring Festival, Marshall, TX. ETSRDA Callers and Cuers on Friday. Saturday Callers: Ken Burke and Gary Sanders. Saturday Cuer: Fred Ayres (PDF)

March 22-23, 2024 -- 2nd Annual Swing Thru Spring Square And Round Dance Weekend, Jamestown, KY. Callers: Travis Cook (Friday), Tim Tyl (Saturday), Kristy Woods, Chuck Woods, and Wesley Fenton. Cuers: Charlene and James Mann (PDF)

March 24, 2024 -- Callerlab Convention Pre-Convention Mainstream Dance, Grapevine, TX. Callers: John Sloper (MC), Scott Bennett, Charlie Robertson, Jon Jones, Deborah-Carroll Jones, Mike Seastrom, and Darryl Lipscomb. Cuer: Jan Toms (PDF)

April 5-7, 2024 -- Plus And Advanced Retreat Weekend, Sulphur, OK. Callers: Charlie Robertson and Jim Howard. (PDFNote: Casual Attire -- Limited to 12 Squares.

April 5, 2024 -- NEOSDA Trails Inn Extravaganza Plaid Theme Dance, Tulsa, OK. Callers: Phil Moorehouse, Shane Greer, Darryl Lipscomb, Monty Hacklet, Tim Tyl, and Bill Powell (PDF)

April 6, 2024 -- NEOSDA 77th Festival, Tulsa, OK. (PDF / Callers Seminar)

April 6, 2024 -- Mid-South MiniFest Square, Round, and Line Dance Event, Collierville, TN. Callers: Jet Roberts and Justin Russell. Cuers: Connie and Robert Wise (PDF)

April 27, 2024 -- NEOSDA Afternoon A-2 and Evening Mainstream Dance, Tulsa, OK. Caller: Richard Lane (PDF)

May 5, 2024 -- 75th National Square Dance Convention (R) Benefit Dance, Fort Worth, TX. Callers: Vernon Jones and Charlie Robertson. Cuer: Jan Toms (PDF). Donations will be used to cover the cost to bring The Ghost Riders Band to the 75th NSDC in Waco, TX in June, 2026. Note: The Ghost Riders Band will NOT be at this dance.

May 10, 2024 -- Swinging Stars Dancing With The Stars 49th Anniversary Dance, Richardson, TX.

Guest Caller: Jet Roberts. Club Caller: Charlie Robertson. Club Cuer: Jan Toms (Website / PDF Soon)

May 24-26, 2024 -- Mineola Railers Mainstream Extravaganza, Mineola, TX. Callers: Tim Tyl and Shane Greer. Cuer: Martin Philyaw (Website / PDF)

May 31-June 1, 2024 -- 70th Kansas State Square Dance Convention, Salina, KS. Caller: Justin Russell. Cuers: Mitchell and Chelsea Thompson (Website / PDF)

May 31-June 1, 2024 -- Circle 8 "Let's Boogie 70's Style" 77th Anniversary Dance Weekend, Fort Worth, TX. Guest Caller: Tony Oxendine (PDF)

June 2, 2024 -- 74th National Square Dance Convention (R) Fundraiser Dance, Bossier City, LA. Callers: Tony Oxendine and Joey Duhamel (Facebook / PDF) -- Updated Feb. 9, 2024 with post-dance BBQ ($15 per person).

June 13-16, 2024 -- 2024 Texas State Square And Round Dance Festival, Bryan, TX (Website / PDF)

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.

July 12-14, 2024 -- 2024 Royal Rendezvous, Ardmore, OK. Callers: Tony Oxendine, Charlie Robertson,  and Jet Roberts (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. 24, 2024 -- Texas Po' Boys Reunion Dance, Spring, TX. Callers: Gary Sanders, Pat Kotal, Stu Ringer, and K.O. Jeanes (PDF)

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)

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

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

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 convention. To see a list of available issues (the last 10 are available), click here. You will need a PDF viewer to view the files.

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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. 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.

The 2024 ASSDF Delegates Meetings dates, times, times, and locations, will be posted as soon as possible. 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 presentation. You can download the bid package/form here.

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