THE MODERN SQUARE ARCHIVE
The e-Editions of The Modern Square, where available, are noted on this page. Each is in PDF format, requiring an appropriate utility (Fox-It, Adobe Acrobat, etc.) to view or print. Note that for some years, some months had no issue published, and e-Editions are NOT available prior to 2015.
A PDF copy of a print edition, 2 months prior to the latest e-Edition, is available here. This 2 month delay prevents non-subscribers from getting the print edition in a timely manner, when others are paying $20 a year for it. Subscription forms are inside each issue. The print edition at the link noted above is for April, 2023. Once the new print edition is placed online, the former issue is removed.
The differences between the print edition and the e-Edition are:
1. The e-Edition is released 2 weeks before the print edition arrives in subscriber's mailboxes.
2.The e-Edition has full color photos (depending on space available and photo quality) -- the print edition is in black and white only, with no extra photos.
3. All links in the e-Edition are clickable -- there are no such links in the print edition.
4. The e-Edition has listings of callers, cuers, and clubs -- the print edition does not.
5. The e-Edition is free (donations to help with website expenses are appreciated) The print edition is $20 per year.
Note that with all of the e-Edition photos from the Facebook Groups (none are being sent in), including photos from the ASSDF Fall Festival in October, the e-Edition can be rather large in size. If you don't care for the photos, color copy, out of state festival info, clickable links, and "faster delivery", please sign up for the print edition, as noted above.
Also, it takes up more space with separate files; so it's better to just have everything in one file, for one download. Then, it costs the ASSDF more in website expenses, for the extra space taken up on the site for storage of back issues. And, it's also important to note that not everyone is on Facebook.
Depending on your web browser, you may have to tell your computer to use your PDF reader/viewer to open the file. This can be Adobe Acrobat Reader, Fox-It PDF Reader, or a comparable program.
At various times of the year, clubs will hold a Subscription Dance, where dancers can sign up for, or renew, their print subscription to The Modern Square, or sign up for an e-Edition subscription. If your club is interested in hosting a Subscription Dance, please contact one of the Board members on THE ASSDF link above. For a printable print subscription form (new or renewal), click here.
The deadline for publication is 9pm Central Time, on the 14th of the month, prior to the month of issue. Please do NOT wait until the last minute to send in your items, or they must wait until a later issue. As of now, the next issue is set to be released sometime late on the 14th of the month, or early on the 15th of the month...prior to the month of issue; unless there is an announced delay for weather, computer/internet issues, etc. Note that if the 14th of the month falls on a Friday or a Saturday, the deadline will be extended until 9pm Central Time Sunday evening; since the printer won't be able to start on it until Monday. Links to new issues will be activated once the issue is released.
If you don't post items on your club/group Facebook page...or send in club reports, lesson info, special dance info, pictures for the e-Edition, or advise of last minute cancellations, no one outside your club will know what's going on, and the publication will be very small in size.
If you enjoy reading the e-Edition of The Modern Square, please consider making a $5 donation to the ASSDF to help with the yearly website expenses.