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== 1983 ==
 
== 1983 ==
 
*February 12-20, 1983: [[South Florida Mustangs]] hosted a week of square dancing and touring the local area. (The first Gay Square Dancing fly-in!) Clubs represented by visiting dancers included [[Puddletown Squares]] from [[Seattle]], [[WA]], [[Mile High Squares]] from [[Denver]], [[CO]], [[Western Star Dancers]] from [[San Francisco]], [[CA]], and guests from [[Islip]], [[NY]] and [[Prospect]], [[CT]].
 
*February 12-20, 1983: [[South Florida Mustangs]] hosted a week of square dancing and touring the local area. (The first Gay Square Dancing fly-in!) Clubs represented by visiting dancers included [[Puddletown Squares]] from [[Seattle]], [[WA]], [[Mile High Squares]] from [[Denver]], [[CO]], [[Western Star Dancers]] from [[San Francisco]], [[CA]], and guests from [[Islip]], [[NY]] and [[Prospect]], [[CT]].
**February 14, 1983: Representatives from each club met and organized the [[National Gay/Lesbian Square Dance Association]], later in the year renamed [[National Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs]] (NAGSDC), with a goal to encourage new non-profit gay square dance clubs across the country.
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**February 14, 1983: Representatives from each club met and organized the [[National Gay/Lesbian Square Dance Association]], later in the year renamed [[National Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs]] (NAGSDC), with a goal to encourage new non-profit gay square dance clubs across the country. Although not in attendance that weekend, [[New Year's Resolutions]] had participated in discussions about forming such an Association and is therefore considered a founding member.
 
*February, 1983: [[Rosetown Ramblers]] started in [[Portland]], [[OR]].
 
*February, 1983: [[Rosetown Ramblers]] started in [[Portland]], [[OR]].
 
*March 9, 1983: First appearance of [[Fistful of Crinolines]] at a [[Puddletown Squares]] dance in [[Seattle]], [[WA]].
 
*March 9, 1983: First appearance of [[Fistful of Crinolines]] at a [[Puddletown Squares]] dance in [[Seattle]], [[WA]].
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**[[DC Lambda Squares]]—[[Washington]], [[DC]]
 
**[[DC Lambda Squares]]—[[Washington]], [[DC]]
 
**[[Rosetown Ramblers]]—[[Portland]], [[OR]]
 
**[[Rosetown Ramblers]]—[[Portland]], [[OR]]
**[[New Year’s Resolutions]]—[[Palm Springs]]
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**[[New Year's Resolutions]]—[[Palm Springs]]
 
**[[John Barley Square Dancers]]—[[Vancouver]], [[BC]], [[Canada]]
 
**[[John Barley Square Dancers]]—[[Vancouver]], [[BC]], [[Canada]]
 
**...and asking the following clubs to become associate members:
 
**...and asking the following clubs to become associate members:

Revision as of 18:45, 1 October 2018

1977

  • January 1977: The birth of gay square dancing! Men in Miami, FL started dancing in bars (Double R, Uncle Charlie's) to recorded music with calls.

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1982

  • March 5, 1982: Five dancers run Western Star Dancers' first drop-in square-dance evening in the second-floor rehearsal space above American Conservatory Theatre on Geary Street in San Francisco, CA.
  • November 12-14, 1982: Charlie's (Country & Western Bar) in Denver, CO hosted the "First National Gay Square Dance Exhibition" with caller Dave "Happy" New Year. Seven gay clubs throughout the country were invited to attend a weekend of square dancing and workshops. Only five out-of-town dancers showed up, all from San Francisco (Alan Hall, Paul Zimmerman, Jack Kendrick, Russ King, and Scott Carey). This constituted the first "fly-in" although that terminology had not yet come into play.

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  • Jul 2-5, 2020: Take A Peak - to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, CO