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== Undated ==
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== 1977 ==
*??? [[Foggy City Dancers]] founded.
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*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.
  
 
== 1980 ==
 
== 1980 ==
*February 3, 1980: [[Miami Mustangs]] (later, "[[South Florida Mustangs]]" organized for the purpose of reinstituting and perpetuating "the unique art form of Arky( (of the same sex) Square Dancing."
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*February 3, 1980: [[South Florida Mustangs|Miami Mustangs]] (later, renamed [[South Florida Mustangs]]) formally organized for the purpose of reinstituting and perpetuating "the unique art form of Arky* (of the same sex) Square Dancing." All members must be male. (Source: [[Ten Years IAGSDC]])
*November: [[Skip Barrett]] starts holding square dance classes at Dreamland in [[San Francisco]], [[CA]].
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*November 1980: [[Skip Barrett]] held square dance classes at Dreamland in [[San Francisco]], [[CA]].
  
 
== 1981 ==
 
== 1981 ==
*August ??: [[Capital City Squares]] started in [[Sacramento]], [[CA]].
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*August ??, 1981: [[Capital City Squares]] started in [[Sacramento]], [[CA]].
*September: Foggy City Squares starts. (Exact date unavailable.)
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*September ??, 1981: [[Foggy City Squares]] started in [[San Francisco]], [[CA]].
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*????, 1981: [[Mile High Squares]] started in [[Denver]], [[CO]].
  
 
== 1982 ==
 
== 1982 ==
*July 30 - August 1, 1982: [[Reno Gay Rodeo]] held, at which the concept of a national gay dance organization (including square dancing, clogging, and other forms of C&W dance) is discussed.  (program cover at http://gayrodeohistory.org/1982/ProgramReno.htm)
 
 
 
*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]].
 
*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]].
  
 
*May 10, 1982: First [[Western Star Dancers]] Basic/Mainstream class held, in the 2nd floor lobby of [[San Francisco]]'s Civic Center YMCA.
 
*May 10, 1982: First [[Western Star Dancers]] Basic/Mainstream class held, in the 2nd floor lobby of [[San Francisco]]'s Civic Center YMCA.
  
*??? 1982-1983 ??? [[Puddletown Dancers]] is founded.
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*July 30 - August 1, 1982: [[Reno Gay Rodeo]] held, at which the concept of a national gay dance organization (including square dancing, clogging, and other forms of C&W dance) is discussed.  (Program viewable at http://gayrodeohistory.org/1982/ProgramReno.htm)
  
*November 12-14, 1982: Charlie's (Country & Western Bar) in [[Denver]], [[CO]] hosts the "First National Gay Square Dance Exhibition". Seven gay clubs throughout the country were invited to attend a weekend of square dancing and workshops. Only five out-of-town dancers show 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. [[Dave "Happy" New Year]] called the weekend.
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*Oct. 13, 1982: [[Puddletown Squares]] started in [[Seattle]], [[WA]].
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*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.
  
 
*????, 1982: [[DC Lambda Squares]] started in [[Washington]], [[DC]].
 
*????, 1982: [[DC Lambda Squares]] started in [[Washington]], [[DC]].
  
== 1983 ==
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*????, 1982: [[Midnight Squares]] started in [[San Francisco]], [[CA]].
*August, 1983: [[Western Star Dancers]] hits 100 members.
 
  
*February 12-13, 1983: [[South Florida Mustangs]] host a weekend 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 Square]] dancers from [[San Francisco]], [[CA]], and individual dancers from [[Islip]], [[NY]] and [[Prospect]], [[CT]].
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*????, 1982: [[New Year's Resolutions]] started in [[Palm Springs]], [[CA]] and then in [[Orange County]], [[CA]] and [[Long Beach]], [[CA]].
  
*August, 1983: At the [[Reno Gay Rodeo]], discussions are held about forming a national association specifically for gay square dance clubs.
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== 1983 ==
 
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*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]].
*September 10, 1983: First monthly communication from [[Harlan Kerr]], chairman of the newly-formed [[National Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs]] ([[NAGSDC]]), outlining the proposed bylaws.
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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 along with the other four clubs.
 
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*February, 1983: [[Rosetown Ramblers]] started in [[Portland]], [[OR]].
*November, 1983: [[Harlan Kerr]] sends a letter to clubs all over the country asking them to join the [[National Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs]].
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*March 9, 1983: First appearance of [[Fistful of Crinolines]] at a [[Puddletown Squares]] dance in [[Seattle]], [[WA]].
 
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*March 20, 1983: [[Wilde Bunch]] started in [[Albuquerque]], [[NM]].
*??? 1983: Harlan Kerr sends out a letter to the NAGSDC asking to extend membership to the following clubs:  (Source: [[Ten Years IAGSDC]])
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*May 1, 1983: [[Art Smith]] awarded the first [[Golden Boot Award]] for his outstanding contribution to gay square dancing by having started the first gay square dance club in Seattle and the gay square dance movement in the Northwest.
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*June 4, 1983: [[Mile High Squares]] square danced at the 1st Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo as part of the Colorado Gay Rodeo Association.
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*August, 1983: [[Western Star Dancers]] hit 100 members.
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*September 10, 1983: First monthly communication from [[Harlan Kerr]], first chairman of the NAGSDC, outlining the proposed bylaws.
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*November, 1983: [[Harlan Kerr]] sent a letter to clubs all over the country asking them to join the NAGSDC.
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*November, 1983: [[Squares Across the Border]] started in [[Vancouver]], [[BC]].
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*??? 1983: Harlan Kerr sent out a letter to the NAGSDC asking to extend membership to the following clubs:  (Source: [[Ten Years IAGSDC]])
 
**[[Wilde Bunch]]—[[Albuquerque]], [[NM]]
 
**[[Wilde Bunch]]—[[Albuquerque]], [[NM]]
 
**[[Capital City Squares]]—[[Sacramento]], [[CA]]
 
**[[Capital City Squares]]—[[Sacramento]], [[CA]]
 
**[[Midnight Squares]]—[[San Francisco]], [[CA]]
 
**[[Midnight Squares]]—[[San Francisco]], [[CA]]
**[[Sundancers]] ([[New Years’ Resolutions]])—[[Palm Springs]]
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**[[Sundancers]] ([[New Year's Resolutions]])—[[Palm Springs]]
**[[Lambda Squares]]—[[Washington]], [[DC]]
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**[[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:
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**[[Fistful of Crinolines]]—[[Seattle]], [[WA]]
 
**[[Fistful of Crinolines]]—[[Seattle]], [[WA]]
  
*????, 1983: [[Emerald City Dancers]] started in [[Seattle]], [[WA]].
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*????, 1983: [[Emerald City Squares]] started in [[Seattle]], [[WA]].
 
 
 
*????, 1983: [[Foggy City Dancers]] started in [[San Francisco]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1983: [[Foggy City Dancers]] started in [[San Francisco]], [[CA]].
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*????, 1983: [[Sundancers]] started in [[Palm Springs]], [[CA]].
  
 
== 1984 ==
 
== 1984 ==
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*Feb 14, 1984: [[Rocky Mountain Rainbeaus]] started in [[Denver]], [[CO]].
 
*April 6-8, 1984: [[All Join Hands (Convention)|All Join Hands]] - The First Gay Square Dance Convention - held at the Madison Hotel in Seattle, WA.
 
*April 6-8, 1984: [[All Join Hands (Convention)|All Join Hands]] - The First Gay Square Dance Convention - held at the Madison Hotel in Seattle, WA.
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** No [[Golden Boot Award]] presented.
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Gary "Virginia Slim" Way|Ms. Virginia Slim]].
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** [[Capital City Squares]], [[DC Lambda Squares]], [[Emerald City Squares]], [[Foggy City Dancers]], [[Midnight Squares]], [[Rocky Mountain Rainbeaus]], [[Rosetown Ramblers]], [[Squares Across the Border]], [[Sundancers]], and The [[Wilde Bunch]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members prior to the convention.
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** [[Fistful of Crinolines]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an associate member prior to the convention.
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** [[Desert Valley Squares]] and [[Sidewinders]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
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** Together, these 13 members, along with the 5 founding members (see 1983), constituted the Charter Members.
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*October 24, 1984: [[Times Squares]] started in [[New York]], [[NY]].
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*Fall, 1984: [[Doppler Dancers]] started in [[Seattle]], [[WA]].
  
 
== 1985 ==
 
== 1985 ==
*UNDATED: [[El Camino Reelers]] Started by [[Marilyn Martinyak]] and [[Pat Dixon]] as an alternative to the gay square dance clubs located an hour away in [[San Francisco]].
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*March, 1985: [[Gaslight Squares]] started in [[Tacoma]], [[WA]].
 
*May 25-27, 1985: [[Promenade Along The Rockies]] - held at The Executive Tower Hotel in Denver, CO.
 
*May 25-27, 1985: [[Promenade Along The Rockies]] - held at The Executive Tower Hotel in Denver, CO.
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** First appearance of the [[Pool Tip]].
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[South Florida Mustangs]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Gary "Virginia Slim" Way|Ms. Virginia Slim]].
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** [[BOQ]], [[Doppler Dancers]], [[Eight Star Squares]], [[Midnite Ramblers]], [[T Squares]], and [[Times Squares]] admitted as full Members.
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*Summer, 1985: [[1985 interview with Russ King]] of [[Western Star Dancers]].
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*September, 1985: [[El Camino Reelers]] started in [[San Jose]], [[CA]].
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*September, 1985: Arizona Gay Rodeo Association [[Midnite Ramblers]] started in [[Phoenix]], [[AZ]].
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*October, 1985: [[Prime 8s]] started in [[Sacramento]], [[CA]].
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*December, 1985: [[Mile High Squares]] incorporated as a separate club (previously had been part of the Colorado Gay Rodeo Association).
 
*????, 1985: [[BOQ]] started in [[Seattle]], [[WA]].
 
*????, 1985: [[BOQ]] started in [[Seattle]], [[WA]].
 
*????, 1985: [[Desert Valley Squares]] started in [[Phoenix]], [[AZ]].
 
*????, 1985: [[Desert Valley Squares]] started in [[Phoenix]], [[AZ]].
*????, 1985: [[Doppler Dancers]] started in [[Seattle]], [[WA]].
 
 
*????, 1985: [[Eight Star Squares]] started in [[Anchorage]], [[AK]].
 
*????, 1985: [[Eight Star Squares]] started in [[Anchorage]], [[AK]].
*????, 1985: [[El Camino Reelers]] started in [[Palo Alto]], [[CA]].
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*????, 1985: [[T Squares]] started in [[Tucson]], [[AZ]].
*????, 1985: [[Gaslight Squares]] started in [[Tacoma]], [[WA]].
 
  
 
== 1986 ==
 
== 1986 ==
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*February, 1986: [[Golden State Squares]] started in [[Santa Ana]], [[CA]].
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*March, 1986: [[Gold Rush]], an [[Exhibition Team]] started in [[San Francisco]], [[CA]].
 
*Jul. ??, 1986: [[Hoosier Hoedowners]] started in [[Fort Wayne]], [[IN]].
 
*Jul. ??, 1986: [[Hoosier Hoedowners]] started in [[Fort Wayne]], [[IN]].
 
*Aug. 22-25, 1986: [[Star Thru The Golden Gate]] - held at The Sheraton Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA.
 
*Aug. 22-25, 1986: [[Star Thru The Golden Gate]] - held at The Sheraton Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA.
*Dec/ ??, 1986: [[Hoosier Hoedowners]] folded.
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** First appearance of the [[Fun Badge Tour]].
*????, 1986: [[Cheapeake Squares]] started in [[Baltimore]], [[MD]].
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Dave "Happy" New Year]].
*????, 1986: [[Golden State Squares]] started in [[Santa Ana]], [[CA]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Gary "Virginia Slim" Way|Ms. Virginia Slim]].  
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** [[El Camino Reelers]], [[Golden State Squares]], [[MCC Squares]], and [[Kansas Korners]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
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** [[Gold Rush]] and [[Winchester]] were admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as associate members.
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*September, 1986: [[Chesapeake Squares]] started in [[Baltimore]], [[MD]].
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*December, 1986: [[Hoosier Hoedowners]] folded.
 
*????, 1986: [[Kansas Korners]] started in [[Wichita]], [[KS]].
 
*????, 1986: [[Kansas Korners]] started in [[Wichita]], [[KS]].
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*????, 1986: [[MCC Squares]] started in [[Orlando]], [[FL]].
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*????, 1986: [[Pi Eyed Promenaders]] started in [[Oklahoma City]], [[OK]].
  
 
== 1987 ==
 
== 1987 ==
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*Feb. 28, 1987: [[Tinseltown Squares]] started in [[West Hollywood]], [[CA]].
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*Apr. 1, 1987: [[Dogwood City Dancers]] started in [[Atlanta]], [[GA]].
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*May, 1987: [[Cleveland City Country Dancers]] started in [[Cleveland]], [[OH]].
 
*July 3-5, 1987: [[Explode The Rose]] - held at the Hilton Hotel, Downtown in Portland, OR.
 
*July 3-5, 1987: [[Explode The Rose]] - held at the Hilton Hotel, Downtown in Portland, OR.
*????, 1987: [[Charlies Sunburst Squares]] started in [[Phoenix]], [[AZ]].
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Scott Carey]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Sybil]].
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** [[Cleveland City Country Dancers]], [[Pi Eyed Promenaders]], [[Dogwood City Dancers]], [[Chesapeake Squares]], [[Tinseltown Squares]], [[Prime 8s]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
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** [[Sunburst Squares]] admitted as an associate member.
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*Sep. 17, 1987: [[Triangle Squares]] started in [[Toronto]], [[ON]].
 
*Sep. ??, 1987: [[Chi-Town Squares]] started in [[Chicago]], [[IL]].
 
*Sep. ??, 1987: [[Chi-Town Squares]] started in [[Chicago]], [[IL]].
*????, 1987: [[Cleveland City Country Dancers]] started in [[Cleveland]], [[OH]].
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*????, 1987: [[Sunburst Squares]] started in [[Phoenix]], [[AZ]].
*????, 1987: [[Dogwood City Dancers]] started in [[Atlanta]], [[GA]].
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*????, 1987: [[Emerald City Squares]] rolled into [[Puddletown Squares]].
*????, 1987: [[Emerald City Dancers]] rolled into [[Puddletown Squares]].
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*????, 1987: [[New Year's Resolutions]] folded.
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*????, 1987: [[Sundancers]] folded.
  
 
== 1988 ==
 
== 1988 ==
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*Feb 9, 1988: [[Grand River Squares]] started in [[Grand Rapids]], [[MI]].
 
*May 19-22, 1988: [[Cross Trails In The Desert]] - held at the Sheraton Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale (Phoenix), AZ.
 
*May 19-22, 1988: [[Cross Trails In The Desert]] - held at the Sheraton Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale (Phoenix), AZ.
*????, 1988: [[Grand River Squares]] started in [[Grand Rapids]], [[MI]].
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Ken Pollack]].
*????, 1988: [[Independence Squares]] started in [[Philadelphia]], [[PA]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Pam Demonium]].
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** [[Triangle Squares]] and [[Chi-Town Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
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*September, 1988: [[Independence Squares]] started in [[Philadelphia]], [[PA]].
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*????, 1988: [[Carnival Twirlers]] started in [[San Jose]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1988: [[Kansas Korners]] folded.
 
*????, 1988: [[Kansas Korners]] folded.
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*????, 1988: [[Lavender Country and Folk Dancers]] started in [[Boston]], [[MA]].
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*????, 1988: [[MCC Squares]] folded.
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*????, 1988: [[Pi Eyed Promenaders]] folded.
  
 
== 1989 ==
 
== 1989 ==
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*June, 1989: First official [[Gay Callers Association]] [[GCA Caller School]] held in New York City.
 
*June 30-July 3, 1989: [[Peel The Apple]] - held at the Sheraton City Centre in New York, NY.
 
*June 30-July 3, 1989: [[Peel The Apple]] - held at the Sheraton City Centre in New York, NY.
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** First appearance of the [[GCA Caller School]].
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Freeman Stamper]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Tami Wynotte]].
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** [[Independence Squares]], [[Sequoia Ocean Waves]], [[Sunburst Squares]], and [[Finest City Squares]] admitted as full members.
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** [[Grand River Squares]], [[Carnival Twirlers]], [[Gay Callers Association]] admitted as associate members.
 
*????, 1989: [[Finest City Squares]] started in [[San Diego]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1989: [[Finest City Squares]] started in [[San Diego]], [[CA]].
*????, 1989: [[Lavender Country and Fold Dancers]] started in [[Boston]], [[MA]].
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*????, 1989: [[Mile High Squares]] folded.
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*????, 1989: [[Sequoia Ocean Waves]] started in [[Eureka]], [[CA]].
  
 
== 1990 ==
 
== 1990 ==
 
*Apr. 12-15, 1990: [[Northstar Promenade]] - held at the Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
 
*Apr. 12-15, 1990: [[Northstar Promenade]] - held at the Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Karl Jaeckel]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Layona Davenport]].
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** [[Heads to the Center]] and [[Copper City Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
 
*Jun. 16-17, 1990: [[Alamo City Wranglers]] started in [[San Antonio]], [[TX]].
 
*Jun. 16-17, 1990: [[Alamo City Wranglers]] started in [[San Antonio]], [[TX]].
 
*Oct. 5-7, 1990: [[West Coast A&C]] "Something New" - held in Seattle, WA.
 
*Oct. 5-7, 1990: [[West Coast A&C]] "Something New" - held in Seattle, WA.
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== 1991 ==
 
== 1991 ==
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*Jan 29, 1991: [[High Desert Stars]] started in [[Santa Fe]], [[NM]].
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*February, 1991: [[Chinook City Dance Club]] started in [[Calgary]], [[AB]].
 
*May 23-26, 1991: [[Cast A Shadow In The Sun]] - held at The Fountainebleau Hilton in Miami Beach, FL.
 
*May 23-26, 1991: [[Cast A Shadow In The Sun]] - held at The Fountainebleau Hilton in Miami Beach, FL.
*Oct. 11-13, 1991: [[West Coast A&C]] "Make Magic in San Francisco" - held in San Francisco, CA.
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Harlan Kerr]].
*Oct. ??, 1991: [[Cream City Squares]] started in [[Milwaukee]], [[WI]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Dominique de Fontainbleau]].
*????, 1991: [[Cotton Pickin' Squares]] started in [[Memphis]], [[TN]].
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** [[Alamo City Wranglers]], [[Chinook City Dance Club]], [[Toddlin' Town Twirlers]], [[High Desert Stars]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
*????, 1991: [[Chinook City Dance Club]] started in [[Calgary]], [[AB]].
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** [[Squares on the Delaware]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an associate member.
*????, 1991: [[High Desert Stars]] started in [[Santa Fe]], [[NM]].
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*Sept. ??, 1991: [[Cotton Pickin’ Squares]] started in [[Memphis]], [[TN]].
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*Oct 6, 1991: [[Cream City Squares]] started in [[Milwaukee]], [[WI]].
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*Oct 11-13, 1991: [[West Coast A&C]] "Make Magic in San Francisco" - held in San Francisco, CA.
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*Oct. ??, 1991: [[Sun Coast Wranglers]] started in [[Tampa]], [[FL]].
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*????, 1992: [[Minnesota Wild Roses]] started in [[Minneapolis]], [[MN]].
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*????, 1991: [[Mountain Laurel Squares]] started in [[Hartford]], [[CT]].
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*????, 1991: [[Neon Squares]] started in [[Las Vegas]], [[NV]].
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*????, 1991: [[Rocket City Rainbow Squares]] started in [[Huntsville]], [[AL]].
  
 
== 1992 ==
 
== 1992 ==
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*Jun 11, 1992: [[Cadillac Squares]] started in [[Detroit]], [[MI]].
 
*July 3-5, 1992: [[Diamonds In The Desert]] - held at Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, 330 Tijeras NW; Albuquerque Convention Center; La Posada Hotel (trail-in dance and overflow), Albuquerque, NM.
 
*July 3-5, 1992: [[Diamonds In The Desert]] - held at Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, 330 Tijeras NW; Albuquerque Convention Center; La Posada Hotel (trail-in dance and overflow), Albuquerque, NM.
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** First appearance of the [[Moonshine Tip]].
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Keith Snowdon]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Carmina Putana]].
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** [[Cotton Pickin’ Squares]], [[Cream City Squares]], [[Minnesota Wild Roses]], [[Neon Squares]] and [[Sun Coast Wranglers]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
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** [[Grand River Squares]] member status changed from associate to full.
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** [[Mountain Laurel Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as associate member.
 
*Oct. 2-4, 1992: [[West Coast A&C]] "Perk Up in Vancouver" - held in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
 
*Oct. 2-4, 1992: [[West Coast A&C]] "Perk Up in Vancouver" - held in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
*????, 1992: [[Cadillac Squares]] started in [[Detroit]], [[MI]].
 
 
*????, 1992: [[Diablo Dancers]] started in [[Walnut Creek]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1992: [[Diablo Dancers]] started in [[Walnut Creek]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1992: [[Gaslight Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 1992: [[Gaslight Squares]] folded.
  
 
== 1993 ==
 
== 1993 ==
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*May 17, 1993: [[Lismore Scooters]] started in [[East Ballina]], [[Australia]].
 
*July 1993: [[Remake The Circle]] - held at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
 
*July 1993: [[Remake The Circle]] - held at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
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**  First presentation of [[Medallion Project|Medallions]] for 10 years attendance by [[Freeman Stamper]].
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**  First appearance of the [[Memorial Tip]].
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Anna Damiani]], [[Stan Boyden]], [[Bill St. John]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Moolena]].
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** [[Cadillac Squares]], [[Diablo Dancers]], and [[Rocket City Rainbow Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
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** [[Mountain Laurel Squares]] member status change from associate to full.
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*Jul. ??, 1993: [[Rainbow Wranglers]] started in [[Eugene]], [[OR]].
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*August 16-30, 1993: [[Pink Triangles in Red Square]] gay square dance trip to [[Russia]].
 
*Oct. 1-3, 1993: [[West Coast A&C]] "Change Lanes to Portland" - held in Portland, OR.
 
*Oct. 1-3, 1993: [[West Coast A&C]] "Change Lanes to Portland" - held in Portland, OR.
 
*????, 1993: [[Boots in Squares]] started in [[Palm Springs]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1993: [[Boots in Squares]] started in [[Palm Springs]], [[CA]].
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*????, 1993: [[Ohio City Squares]] started in [[Cleveland]], [[OH]].
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*????, 1993: [[Royalty Squares]] started in [[Pomona]], [[CA]].
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*????, 1993: [[Sho-Me Squares]] started in [[Kansas City]], [[MO]].
  
 
== 1994 ==
 
== 1994 ==
May ??, 1994: [[Garden St8s]] started in [[Somerset]], [[NJ]].
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*May ??, 1994: [[Garden St8s]] started in [[Somerset]], [[NJ]].
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*June 23-24, 28-19, 1994: A series of dances are hosted by [[Mountain Laurel Squares]], [[Times Squares]], [[Independence Squares]], and [[Chesapeake Squares]] leading dancers to "Chain Down the Northeast" towards convention in Washington, DC.
 
*June 30-July 3, 1994: [[Stars & Squares Forever]] - held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
 
*June 30-July 3, 1994: [[Stars & Squares Forever]] - held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
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** First appearance of the [[Memorial Panels]].
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Luis Torres]], [[Bill Eyler]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Donna Matrix]].
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**[[Lismore Scooters]], [[Ohio City Squares]], [[Rainbow Wranglers]], [[Royalty Squares]], and [[MC Squared]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
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*Sep. 1994: First issue of [[SquareUp!]] is published.
 
*Oct. 7-9, 1994: [[West Coast A&C]] "Tahoe Tally Ho!" - held in Lake Tahoe, CA.
 
*Oct. 7-9, 1994: [[West Coast A&C]] "Tahoe Tally Ho!" - held in Lake Tahoe, CA.
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*????, 1994: [[MC Squared]] started in [[Boyds]], [[MD]].
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*????, 1994: [[Sun Coast Wranglers]] folded.
  
 
== 1995 ==
 
== 1995 ==
 +
*Feb 06, 1995: [[Ottawa Date Squares]] started in [[Ottawa]], [[ON]].
 
*May 26-29, 1995: [[Track II Chicago]] held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, IL.
 
*May 26-29, 1995: [[Track II Chicago]] held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, IL.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Anne Uebelacker]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Lois Carmen D'Nominator]].
 +
**[[Boots in Squares]], [[Dairyland Rainbow Squares]], [[Garden St8s]], [[Ottawa Date Squares]], and [[Sho-Me Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
 
*May ??, 1985: [[GLACD/SC]] started in [[Huntington Beach]], [[CA]].
 
*May ??, 1985: [[GLACD/SC]] started in [[Huntington Beach]], [[CA]].
 
*Oct. 13-15, 1995: [[West Coast A&C]] "Run Wild" - held in Seattle, WA.
 
*Oct. 13-15, 1995: [[West Coast A&C]] "Run Wild" - held in Seattle, WA.
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*????, 1995: [[Dairyland Rainbow Squares]] started in [[Madison]], [[WI]].
 
*????, 1995: [[Dairyland Rainbow Squares]] started in [[Madison]], [[WI]].
 
*????, 1995: [[Iron City Squares]] started in [[Pittsburgh]], [[PA]].
 
*????, 1995: [[Iron City Squares]] started in [[Pittsburgh]], [[PA]].
 +
*????, 1995: [[Lismore Scooters]] folded.
 +
*????, 1995: [[Raleighwood Squares]] started in [[Durham]], [[NC]].
 +
*????, 1995: [[See-Me Squares]] started in [[Simi Valley]], [[CA]].
 +
*????, 1995: [[Susquehanna Squares]] started in [[York]] and [[Harrisburg]], [[PA]].
  
 
== 1996 ==
 
== 1996 ==
 
*July 3-6, 1996: [[Stars, Thars & Cable Cars]] - held at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco, CA.
 
*July 3-6, 1996: [[Stars, Thars & Cable Cars]] - held at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco, CA.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Carol Van Camp]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Elvis]].
 +
** [[Big D Longhorns]], [[Susquehanna Squares]], [[Iron City Squares]], and [[Raleighwood Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
 +
** [[See-Me Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an associate member.
 +
*Sep. 12, 1996: [[Shoreline Squares]] started in [[Long Beach]], [[CA]].
 
*Sept. 27-29, 1996: [[West Coast A&C]] "Go Half Crazy in Arizona" - held in Tempe, AZ.
 
*Sept. 27-29, 1996: [[West Coast A&C]] "Go Half Crazy in Arizona" - held in Tempe, AZ.
 
*????, 1996: [[Bent Squares]] started in [[Melbourne]], [[Australia]].
 
*????, 1996: [[Bent Squares]] started in [[Melbourne]], [[Australia]].
 
*????, 1996: [[Dairyland Rainbow Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 1996: [[Dairyland Rainbow Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 1996: [[Indy Tri Squares]] started in [[Indianapolis]], [[IN]].
 
*????, 1996: [[Indy Tri Squares]] started in [[Indianapolis]], [[IN]].
 +
*????, 1996: [[Mission Squares]] started in [[Santa Barbara]], [[CA]].
 +
*????, 1996: [[Ocean Squares]] started in [[Carlsbad]], [[CA]].
 +
*????, 1996: [[Santa Cruz Squares]] started in [[Santa Cruz]], [[CA]].
  
 
== 1997 ==
 
== 1997 ==
*May 21, 1997: [[Bloomin' Squares]] started in [[Pasadena]], [[CA]].
+
*May 21, 1997: [[Bloomin’ Squares]] started in [[Pasadena]], [[CA]].
 
*July 11-13, 1997: [[Wheel & Deal]] - held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
 
*July 11-13, 1997: [[Wheel & Deal]] - held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Kris Jensen]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Virginia Hamm]].
 +
** [[Indy Tri Squares]], [[Magic City Diamonds]], [[Mission Squares]], [[Santa Cruz Squares]], [[Shoreline Squares]], and [[Bloomin’ Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
 +
** [[Ocean Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as associate member.
 +
** Final performance by [[Gold Rush]].
 
*Oct. 3-5, 1997: [[West Coast A&C]] "Shakedown Along The Fault" - held in Redwood City, CA.
 
*Oct. 3-5, 1997: [[West Coast A&C]] "Shakedown Along The Fault" - held in Redwood City, CA.
 
*Dec. ??, 1997: [[High Desert Stars]] folded.
 
*Dec. ??, 1997: [[High Desert Stars]] folded.
 
*????, 1997: [[Bent Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 1997: [[Bent Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 1997: [[Cuesta Squares]] started in [[San Luis Obispo]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1997: [[Cuesta Squares]] started in [[San Luis Obispo]], [[CA]].
 +
*????, 1997: [[Magic City Diamonds]] started in [[Birmingham]], [[AL]].
 +
*????, 1997: [[Mountain Laurel Squares]] folded.
 +
*????, 1997: [[Ohio City Squares]] folded.
 +
*????, 1997: [[Pride Promenaders]] started in [[Sacramento]], [[CA]].
 +
*????, 1997: [[Siskiyou Swingers]] started in [[Ashland]], [[OR]].
  
 
== 1998 ==
 
== 1998 ==
 
*July 2-5, 1998: [[Weave The Rose]] - held at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland, OR.
 
*July 2-5, 1998: [[Weave The Rose]] - held at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland, OR.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Mike Staples]], [[Ric Gonzalez]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[The Christmas Belles]].
 +
** [[Edo 8's]], [[Pride Promenaders]], and [[Siskiyou Swingers]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
 +
** [[See-Me Squares]] member staus change from associate to full.
 
*Sept. 18-20, 1998: [[West Coast A&C]] "Here Comes The Judge" - held in Denver, CO.
 
*Sept. 18-20, 1998: [[West Coast A&C]] "Here Comes The Judge" - held in Denver, CO.
 
*????, 1998: [[Charlies Sunburst Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 1998: [[Charlies Sunburst Squares]] folded.
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*????, 1998: [[Empire Squares]] started in [[Riverside]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1998: [[Empire Squares]] started in [[Riverside]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1998: [[High Desert Squares]] started in [[Yucca Valley]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1998: [[High Desert Squares]] started in [[Yucca Valley]], [[CA]].
 +
*????, 1998: [[Pride Promenaders]] folded.
  
 
== 1999 ==
 
== 1999 ==
 
*July 1-4, 1999: [[Lights, Camera, Linear Action]] held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
 
*July 1-4, 1999: [[Lights, Camera, Linear Action]] held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Paul Waters]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Muriel]].
 +
** [[Cuesta Squares]], [[Empire Squares]], and [[High Desert Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
 
*Oct. 1-3, 1999: [[West Coast A&C]] "Tahoe Rewind" - held in Lake Tahoe, CA.
 
*Oct. 1-3, 1999: [[West Coast A&C]] "Tahoe Rewind" - held in Lake Tahoe, CA.
 +
*????, 1999: [[Sequoia Ocean Waves]] folded.
  
 
== 2000 ==
 
== 2000 ==
*Feb. 18-20, 2000: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
+
*Feb 18-20, 2000: The first [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
*June 30-July 3, 2000: [[Crack The Crab]] - held at the Hyatt Regency & Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD.
+
*Jun 30-Jul 03, 2000: [[Crack The Crab]] - held at the Hyatt Regency & Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD.
*Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2000: [[West Coast A&C]] "Walk Out 2 A Wave" - held in Costa Mesa, CA.
+
** First appearance of the [[Hunky Trunk Kings|Hunky Trunk King]] Contest.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to xxxx xxxxx
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Ucanleime Amy]].
 +
** [[Bathing Beauties]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an affiliate member.
 +
*Sep 29-Oct 01, 2000: [[West Coast A&C]] "Walk Out 2 A Wave" - held in Costa Mesa, CA.
 
*????, 2000: [[Chinook City Dance Club]] folded.
 
*????, 2000: [[Chinook City Dance Club]] folded.
 
*????, 2000: [[Garden St8s]] folded.
 
*????, 2000: [[Garden St8s]] folded.
 +
*????, 2000: [[Mermaid City Squares]] started in [[Copenhagen]], [[Denmark]].
 +
*????, 2000: [[See-Me Squares]] folded.
  
 
== 2001 ==
 
== 2001 ==
*Feb. 9-11, 2001: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
+
*Feb 09-11, 2001: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
*Feb. ??, 2001: [[Hotlanta Squares]] started in [[Atlanta]], [[GA]].
+
*Feb ??, 2001: [[Hotlanta Squares]] started in [[Atlanta]], [[GA]].
*April 12-15, 2001: [[Make Magic]] - held at the Westin Bayshore Hotel & Resort in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
+
*Apr 12-15, 2001: [[Make Magic]] - held at the Westin Bayshore Hotel & Resort in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
*Sept. 7-9, 2001: [[West Coast A&C]] "Pass Out in the Desert" - held in Phoenix, AZ.
+
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Betsy Gotta]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Mary Gold and The Big Boned Girls]].
 +
** [[Hotlanta Squares]] and [[Mermaid Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
 +
*Sep 07-09, 2001: [[West Coast A&C]] "Pass Out in the Desert" - held in Phoenix, AZ.
 +
*????, 2001: [[Madcap Squares]] started in [[Madison]], [[WI]].
 +
*????, 2001: [[Northern Lights Squares]] started in [[Edmonton]], [[AB]].
 +
*????, 2001: [[Royalty Squares]] folded.
  
 
== 2002 ==
 
== 2002 ==
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*Feb ??, 2002: [[Boston Uncommons]] started in [[Boston]], [[MA]].
 
*Feb ??, 2002: [[Boston Uncommons]] started in [[Boston]], [[MA]].
 
*July 4-7, 2002: [[Cloverleafs & Maple Leafs]] - held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, ON, Canada.
 
*July 4-7, 2002: [[Cloverleafs & Maple Leafs]] - held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, ON, Canada.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Andy Shore]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Lady Di-Amel]].
 +
** [[Boston Uncommons]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as a full member.
 +
** [[Madcap Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an associate member.
 +
** [[Bradley Bell]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as affiliate members.
 
*Oct. 4-6, 2002: [[West Coast A&C]] "Tag Back to Portland" - held in Portland, OR.
 
*Oct. 4-6, 2002: [[West Coast A&C]] "Tag Back to Portland" - held in Portland, OR.
 +
*????, 2002: [[Rocket City Rainbow Squares]] folded.
 +
*????, 2002: [[All Join Hands (Charitable Foundation)]] formed.
  
 
== 2003 ==
 
== 2003 ==
 
*Feb. 14-16, 2003: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*Feb. 14-16, 2003: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*July 3-6, 2003: [[Anchors Aweigh With a Half-Sashay]] - held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA.
 
*July 3-6, 2003: [[Anchors Aweigh With a Half-Sashay]] - held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA.
 +
**  First presentation of [[Medallion Project|Medallions]] for 20 years attendance by [[Rick Hawes]].
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Rick Hawes]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Gypsum Rock Lee]].
 +
** [[Mass/Conn Fusion Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as a full member.
 +
** [[All Join Hands (Charitable Foundation)|All Join Hands]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an affiliate member.
 
*Sep. ??, 2003: [[Gateway Squares]] started in [[St. Louis]], [[MO]].
 
*Sep. ??, 2003: [[Gateway Squares]] started in [[St. Louis]], [[MO]].
 
*Oct. 3-5, 2003: [[West Coast A&C]] "A Little More Magic" - held in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
 
*Oct. 3-5, 2003: [[West Coast A&C]] "A Little More Magic" - held in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
 +
*????, 2003: [[Mass/Conn Fusion Squares]] started in [[Hartford]], [[CT]].
 +
*????, 2003: [[Mission Squares]] folded.
  
 
== 2004 ==
 
== 2004 ==
 
*Feb. 13-15, 2004: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*Feb. 13-15, 2004: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*July 1-5, 2004: [[Remake The Heatwave]] - held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, AZ.
 
*July 1-5, 2004: [[Remake The Heatwave]] - held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, AZ.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Ett McAtee]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Lily White]] and her Spermettes.
 +
** [[Gateway Squares]], [[Seaway Rainbow Squares]], [[Spin Cycle Squares]], and [[Suncoast Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
 
*Oct. 1-3, 2004: [[West Coast A&C]] "Tahoe Mirror Touch Of Class" held in North Lake Tahoe, CA.
 
*Oct. 1-3, 2004: [[West Coast A&C]] "Tahoe Mirror Touch Of Class" held in North Lake Tahoe, CA.
 
*????, 2004: [[Indy Tri Squares]] became inactive.
 
*????, 2004: [[Indy Tri Squares]] became inactive.
 +
*????, 2004: [[Oaktown 8's]] started in [[Oakland]], [[CA]].
 +
*????, 2004: [[Santa Cruz Squares]] folded.
 +
*????, 2004: [[Seaway Rainbow Squares]] started in [[Cornwall]], [[ON]].
 +
*????, 2004: [[Siskiyou Swingers]] folded.
 +
*????, 2004: [[Spin Cycle Squares]] started in [[Eugene]], [[OR]].
 +
*????, 2004: [[Suncoast Squares]] started in [[St. Petersburg]], [[FL]].
 +
*????, 2004: [[Susquehanna Squares]] folded.
  
 
== 2005 ==
 
== 2005 ==
 
*Feb. 18-20, 2005: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*Feb. 18-20, 2005: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*July 1-4, 2005: [[Star Thru The Silicon Galaxy]] - held at the Marriott Santa Clara, CA.
 
*July 1-4, 2005: [[Star Thru The Silicon Galaxy]] - held at the Marriott Santa Clara, CA.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Seth Levine]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": (The Fabulous) [[Cow Patty]].
 +
** [[Oaktown 8’s]] and [[Anywhere Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
 
*Oct. 7-9, 2005: [[West Coast A&C]] "Shake and Rattle in Seattle" - held in Seattle, WA.
 
*Oct. 7-9, 2005: [[West Coast A&C]] "Shake and Rattle in Seattle" - held in Seattle, WA.
 
*????, 2005: [[Anywhere Squares]] started.
 
*????, 2005: [[Anywhere Squares]] started.
 
*????, 2005: [[Big D Longhorns]] folded.
 
*????, 2005: [[Big D Longhorns]] folded.
 +
*????, 2005: [[Lone Star Lambdas]] started in [[Austin]], [[TX]].
 +
*????, 2005: [[Mermaid City Squares]] folded.
 +
*????, 2005: [[Minnesota Wild Roses]] folded.
 +
*????, 2005: [[Rainbow Wranglers]] folded.
  
 
== 2006 ==
 
== 2006 ==
 
*Feb. 17-19, 2006: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*Feb. 17-19, 2006: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*June 30-July 3, 2006: [[Wish Upon A Thar]] - held at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA.
 
*June 30-July 3, 2006: [[Wish Upon A Thar]] - held at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[All Join Hands Foundation]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Wilma Titzgro]].
 +
** [[Lone Star Lambdas]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as a full member.
 +
*Aug. 5, 2006: El Camino Reelers receives [[An Uninvited Guest]].
 +
*Sep. 15, 2006: [[Seaway Rainbow Squares]] folded.
 +
*????, 2006: [[Magic City Diamonds]] folded.
 +
*????, 2006: [[Mass/Conn Fusion Squares]] folded.
 +
*????, 2006: [[Neon Squares]] folded.
 +
*Oct ??, 2006: [[Reel Rebels]] started in [[Las Vegas]], [[NV]].
  
 
== 2007 ==
 
== 2007 ==
 
*Feb. 16-18, 2007: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*Feb. 16-18, 2007: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*May 24-28, 2007: [[Red Rocks and Purple Mountains]] - held at the Hyatt Regency at Denver Convention Center in Denver, CO.
 
*May 24-28, 2007: [[Red Rocks and Purple Mountains]] - held at the Hyatt Regency at Denver Convention Center in Denver, CO.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Scott Philips]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Mustang Mary]].
 +
** [[Delmarvalous Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full member.
 +
** [[Reel Rebels]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an associate member.
 
*Aug. 17-19, 2007: [[West Coast A&C]] "Trip the Sunset" - held in Phoenix, AZ.
 
*Aug. 17-19, 2007: [[West Coast A&C]] "Trip the Sunset" - held in Phoenix, AZ.
 +
*????, 2007: [[Redwood Rainbows]] started in [[Sebastopol]], [[CA]].
  
 
== 2008 ==
 
== 2008 ==
 
*Feb. 15-17, 2008: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*Feb. 15-17, 2008: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*July 3-6, 2008: [[Touch A Quarter Century]] - held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, OH.
 
*July 3-6, 2008: [[Touch A Quarter Century]] - held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, OH.
 +
**  First presentation of [[Medallion Project|Medallions]] for 25 years attendance by [[Rick Hawes]].
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[John McKinstry]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Iona Doublewide]].
 +
** [[Lilac Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as a full member.
 +
** [[Champlain Valley Rainbow Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an associate member.
 
*Sept. 19-21, 2008: [[West Coast A&C]] "Push Open the Golden Gate" - held in South San Francisco, CA.
 
*Sept. 19-21, 2008: [[West Coast A&C]] "Push Open the Golden Gate" - held in South San Francisco, CA.
 
*????, 2008: [[Champlain Valley Rainbow Squares]] started in [[Burlington]], [[VT]].
 
*????, 2008: [[Champlain Valley Rainbow Squares]] started in [[Burlington]], [[VT]].
 
*????, 2008: [[Empire Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 2008: [[Empire Squares]] folded.
 +
*????, 2008: [[Lilac Squares]] started in [[Rochester]], [[NY]].
 +
*????, 2008: [[Raleighwood Squares]] folded.
 +
*????, 2008: [[Temple Squares]] started in [[Salt Lake City]], [[UT]].
  
 
== 2009 ==
 
== 2009 ==
 
*April 9-12, 2009: [[DC Diamond Circulate]] - held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.
 
*April 9-12, 2009: [[DC Diamond Circulate]] - held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Bob Young]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Mrs. Manischewitz]].
 +
** [[Temple Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as a full member.
 
*Oct. 16-18, 2009: [[West Coast A&C]] "Change Lanes To Route 66" - held in Albuquerque, NM.
 
*Oct. 16-18, 2009: [[West Coast A&C]] "Change Lanes To Route 66" - held in Albuquerque, NM.
  
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*Feb. 12-14, 2010: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*Feb. 12-14, 2010: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*July 1-4, 2010: [[Chi-Town Shakedown]] - held at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, IL.
 
*July 1-4, 2010: [[Chi-Town Shakedown]] - held at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, IL.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[John Faulds]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Ima Cornholer]].
 +
** [[Redwood Rainbows]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as a full member.
 +
** [[Lavender Country and Folk Dancers]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an affiliate member.
 
*Sept. 24-26, 2010: [[West Coast A&C]] "Zoom Into Portland" - held in Portland, OR.
 
*Sept. 24-26, 2010: [[West Coast A&C]] "Zoom Into Portland" - held in Portland, OR.
 
*????, 2010: [[High Desert Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 2010: [[High Desert Squares]] folded.
*????, 2010: [[Lavender Country and Folk Dancers]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an affiliate member.
+
*????, 2010: [[Madcap Squares]] folded.
 +
*????, 2010: [[Ottawa Date Squares]] became inactive.
  
 
== 2011 ==
 
== 2011 ==
 
*Feb. 18-20, 1011: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*Feb. 18-20, 1011: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*July 1-4, 2011: [[Gone With The Windmill]] - held at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA.
 
*July 1-4, 2011: [[Gone With The Windmill]] - held at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Mary Jane Wood]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Lesley Gore-Tex]].
 +
** [[Rainbow Squares of Boise]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an associate member.
 
*Sept. 16-18, 2011: [[West Coast A&C]] "Chase Your Neighbor Thru the Desert" - held in Phoenix, AZ.
 
*Sept. 16-18, 2011: [[West Coast A&C]] "Chase Your Neighbor Thru the Desert" - held in Phoenix, AZ.
 
*????, 2011: [[Cadillac Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 2011: [[Cadillac Squares]] folded.
 +
*????, 2011: [[Ocean Squares]] folded.
 +
*????, 2011: [[Rainbow Squares of Boise]] started in [[Boise]], [[ID]].
 +
*????, 2011: [[Sho-Me Squares]] folded.
 +
*????, 2011: [[Cotton Pickin’ Squares]] folded.
  
 
== 2012 ==
 
== 2012 ==
 
*Feb. 17-19, 2012: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*Feb. 17-19, 2012: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*June 29-July 2, 2012: [[Dance Up A Storm]] - held at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
 
*June 29-July 2, 2012: [[Dance Up A Storm]] - held at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Sandie Bryant]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Zombie Entourage]].
 +
** [[Windmill Twirlers]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as a full member.
 
*Sept. 14-16, 2012: [[West Coast A&C]] "Sock It To Me" - held in Denver, CO.
 
*Sept. 14-16, 2012: [[West Coast A&C]] "Sock It To Me" - held in Denver, CO.
 
*????, 2012: [[Knot So Squares]] started in [[Kansas City]], [[MO]].
 
*????, 2012: [[Knot So Squares]] started in [[Kansas City]], [[MO]].
 +
*????, 2012: [[O'Town HoeDown]] started in [[Orlando]], [[FL]].
 +
*????, 2012: [[All Join Hands Canada Society Foundation]] formed.
  
 
== 2013 ==
 
== 2013 ==
 
*Feb. 15-17, 2013: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*Feb. 15-17, 2013: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
*To be held July 4-7, 2013: [[Weave Your Heart in San Francisco]] - San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA.
+
*July 4-7, 2013: [[Weave Your Heart in San Francisco]] - held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA.
*To be held Oct. 11-13, 2013: [[West Coast A&C]] "Fiddle Around Puddletown" - Seattle, WA.
+
**  First presentation of [[Medallion Project|Medallions] for 30 years attendance by [[Rick Hawes]].
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[JW Paulson]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Barf Sisters|The Barf Sisters]].
 +
** [[All Join Hands Canada]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an affiliate member.
 +
*Sep ??, 2013: [[Ottawa Date Squares]] became active again
 +
*Oct. 11-13, 2013: [[West Coast A&C]] "Fiddle Around Puddletown" - held in Seattle, WA.
 +
 
 +
== 2014 ==
 +
*Feb 14-16, 2014: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 +
*Mar 9, 2014: [[Pegasus Squares]] started in [[Dallas]], [[TX]].
 +
*Jul 3-6, 2014: [[Squeeze the Hive]] - held at Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Phil Davis]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Olive de Bottom]].
 +
** [[Pegasus Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as a full member.
 +
*Sep 5-7, 2014: [[West Coast A&C]] "Do the Funky Monkey" - held in Sacramento, CA.
 +
 
 +
== 2015 ==
 +
*Feb 13-15, 2015: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 +
*May 22-25, 2015: [[Swing Me in St. Louis]] - held at St Louis Union Station Hotel in St Louis, MO.
 +
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[John O'Grady]] and [[Leo Champagne]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Mary,Wanna?]].
 +
** [[Knot So Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as a full member.
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** [[Phantom Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an associate member.
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** [[Hawaii Square Dance Federation]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an affiliate member.
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*Sep 25-27, 2015: [[West Coast A&C]] "Turquoise Trail Thru" - held in Albuquerque, NM.
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== 2016 ==
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*Feb 12-14, 2016: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC
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*Jul 1-4, 2016: [[Maple Leafs Regroup]] - held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, ON
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Keith Gehrig]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Freeda Evryone]].
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*Sep 30-Oct 2, 2016: [[West Coast A&C]] - "Patch the Bay Bridge" - held in San Francisco, CA
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== 2017 ==
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*Feb 17-19, 2017: [[ACDC]] - held at Hotel Palomar, Washington, DC
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*Jun 29-Jul 3, 2017: [[Palm Springs Swing & Mix 2017]] - held at Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel in Palm Springs, CA
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Justin Crawshaw-Lopton]] and [[Ross Crawshaw-Lopton]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Diamond Lane]].
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*Sep 29-Oct 1, 2017: [[West Coast A&C]] - "PDX Percolate" - held in Portland, OR
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== 2018 ==
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*Feb 16-18: [[ACDC]] - held at Hotel Palomar, Washington, DC
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*Jul 5-7, 2018: [[Circle Back to Seattle]] - held at Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, WA
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Barry Clasper]] and [[Pam Clasper]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Jayne Dawn de Lyon]].
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*Sep 21-23, 2018: [[West Coast A&C]] - "Phoenix Link Up!" - held in Phoenix, AZ
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== 2019 ==
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*Feb 15-17, 2019: [[ACDC]] - held at Hotel Palomar, Washington, DC
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*Jul 4-7, 2019: [[Belles Run Philadelphia 2019]] - held at Philadelphia 201 Hotel in Philadelphia, PA
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Allan Hurst]].
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*Nov 1-3, 2019: [[West Coast A&C]] - "Puddletown Grand Mix" - to be held in Seattle, WA
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*????, 2019: [[Bloomin Squares]] folded
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== 2020 ==
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*Feb 14-16, 2019: [[ACDC]] - to be held at Hotel Palomar, Washington, DC
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*Jul 2-5, 2020: [[Take A Peak]] - to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, CO
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*Aug 28-30, 2020: [[West Coast A&C]] - "Criss Cross the Windmill" - to be held in Palm Desert, CA
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== 2021 ==
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* July 2-4, 2021: [[IAGSDC]] [[Convention]] to be held in Houston, TX
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* Sep 3-5, 2021: [[West Coast A&C]] - "Cast A Shadow On The Rio Grande" - to be held in Albuquerque, NM
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==  2022 ==
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* May 26-29: [[IAGSDC]] [[Convention]] to be held in Minneapolis, MN
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*            : [[West Coast A&C]] - "Sock It To Me, Again!" - to be held in Denver, CO

Latest revision as of 21:59, 30 August 2019

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.

1980

1981

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.

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

  • Feb 14-16, 2019: ACDC - to be held at Hotel Palomar, Washington, DC
  • Jul 2-5, 2020: Take A Peak - to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, CO
  • Aug 28-30, 2020: West Coast A&C - "Criss Cross the Windmill" - to be held in Palm Desert, CA

2021

  • July 2-4, 2021: IAGSDC Convention to be held in Houston, TX
  • Sep 3-5, 2021: West Coast A&C - "Cast A Shadow On The Rio Grande" - to be held in Albuquerque, NM

2022