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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 along with the other four clubs.
 
*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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**[[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]]
 
**[[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:
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*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.
 
** No [[Golden Boot Award]] presented.
 
** No [[Golden Boot Award]] presented.
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Ms. Virginia Slim]].
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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.
 
*October 24, 1984: [[Times Squares]] started in [[New York]], [[NY]].
 
*October 24, 1984: [[Times Squares]] started in [[New York]], [[NY]].
 
*Fall, 1984: [[Doppler Dancers]] started in [[Seattle]], [[WA]].
 
*Fall, 1984: [[Doppler Dancers]] started in [[Seattle]], [[WA]].
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*March, 1985: [[Gaslight Squares]] started in [[Tacoma]], [[WA]].
 
*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[South Florida Mustangs]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[South Florida Mustangs]].
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Ms. Virginia Slim]].
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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.
 
*Summer, 1985: [[1985 interview with Russ King]] of [[Western Star Dancers]].
 
*Summer, 1985: [[1985 interview with Russ King]] of [[Western Star Dancers]].
 
*September, 1985: [[El Camino Reelers]] started in [[San Jose]], [[CA]].
 
*September, 1985: [[El Camino Reelers]] started in [[San Jose]], [[CA]].
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*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.
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** First appearance of the [[Fun Badge Tour]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Dave "Happy" New Year]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Dave "Happy" New Year]].
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Ms. Virginia Slim]].  
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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.
 
*September, 1986: [[Chesapeake Squares]] started in [[Baltimore]], [[MD]].
 
*September, 1986: [[Chesapeake Squares]] started in [[Baltimore]], [[MD]].
 
*December, 1986: [[Hoosier Hoedowners]] folded.
 
*December, 1986: [[Hoosier Hoedowners]] folded.
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== 1987 ==
 
== 1987 ==
 
*Feb. 28, 1987: [[Tinseltown Squares]] started in [[West Hollywood]], [[CA]].
 
*Feb. 28, 1987: [[Tinseltown Squares]] started in [[West Hollywood]], [[CA]].
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*Apr. 1, 1987: [[Dogwood City Dancers]] started in [[Atlanta]], [[GA]].
 
*May, 1987: [[Cleveland City Country Dancers]] started in [[Cleveland]], [[OH]].
 
*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.
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Scott Carey]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Scott Carey]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Sybil]].
 
** [[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.
 
*Sep. 17, 1987: [[Triangle Squares]] started in [[Toronto]], [[ON]].
 
*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: [[Sunburst Squares]] started in [[Phoenix]], [[AZ]].
 
*????, 1987: [[Sunburst Squares]] started in [[Phoenix]], [[AZ]].
*????, 1987: [[Dogwood City Dancers]] started in [[Atlanta]], [[GA]].
 
 
*????, 1987: [[Emerald City Squares]] rolled into [[Puddletown Squares]].
 
*????, 1987: [[Emerald City Squares]] rolled into [[Puddletown Squares]].
 
*????, 1987: [[New Year's Resolutions]] folded.
 
*????, 1987: [[New Year's Resolutions]] folded.
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Ken Pollack]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Ken Pollack]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Pam Demonium]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Pam Demonium]].
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** [[Triangle Squares]] and [[Chi-Town Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
 
*September, 1988: [[Independence Squares]] started in [[Philadelphia]], [[PA]].
 
*September, 1988: [[Independence Squares]] started in [[Philadelphia]], [[PA]].
 
*????, 1988: [[Carnival Twirlers]] started in [[San Jose]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1988: [[Carnival Twirlers]] started in [[San Jose]], [[CA]].
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== 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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Freeman Stamper]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Freeman Stamper]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Tami Wynotte]].
 
** [[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: [[Mile High Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 1989: [[Mile High Squares]] folded.
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Karl Jaeckel]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Karl Jaeckel]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Layona Davenport]].
 
** [[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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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Harlan Kerr]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Harlan Kerr]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Dominique de Fontainbleau]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Dominique de Fontainbleau]].
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** [[Alamo City Wranglers]], [[Chinook City Dance Club]], [[Toddlin' Town Twirlers]], [[High Desert Stars]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
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** [[Squares on the Delaware]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an associate member.
 
*Sept. ??, 1991: [[Cotton Pickin’ Squares]] started in [[Memphis]], [[TN]].
 
*Sept. ??, 1991: [[Cotton Pickin’ Squares]] started in [[Memphis]], [[TN]].
 
*Oct 6, 1991: [[Cream City Squares]] started in [[Milwaukee]], [[WI]].
 
*Oct 6, 1991: [[Cream City Squares]] started in [[Milwaukee]], [[WI]].
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*Jun 11, 1992: [[Cadillac Squares]] started in [[Detroit]], [[MI]].
 
*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Keith Snowdon]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Keith Snowdon]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Carmina Putana]].
 
** [[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: [[Diablo Dancers]] started in [[Walnut Creek]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1992: [[Diablo Dancers]] started in [[Walnut Creek]], [[CA]].
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*May 17, 1993: [[Lismore Scooters]] started in [[East Ballina]], [[Australia]].
 
*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.
**  First presentation of [[Medallion Project|Medallions] for 10 years attendance by [[Freeman Stamper]].
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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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Anna Damiani]], [[Stan Boyden]], [[Bill St. John]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Anna Damiani]], [[Stan Boyden]], [[Bill St. John]].
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Moolena]].  
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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.
 
*Jul. ??, 1993: [[Rainbow Wranglers]] started in [[Eugene]], [[OR]].
 
*Jul. ??, 1993: [[Rainbow Wranglers]] started in [[Eugene]], [[OR]].
 
*August 16-30, 1993: [[Pink Triangles in Red Square]] gay square dance trip to [[Russia]].
 
*August 16-30, 1993: [[Pink Triangles in Red Square]] gay square dance trip to [[Russia]].
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Luis Torres]], [[Bill Eyler]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Luis Torres]], [[Bill Eyler]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Donna Matrix]].
 
** [[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.
 
*????, 1994: [[MC Squared]] started in [[Boyds]], [[MD]].
 
*????, 1994: [[MC Squared]] started in [[Boyds]], [[MD]].
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== 1995 ==
 
== 1995 ==
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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Anne Uebelacker]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Lois Carmen D'Nominator]].  
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Lois Carmen D'Nominator]].  
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**[[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: [[Iron City Squares]] started in [[Pittsburgh]], [[PA]].
 
*????, 1995: [[Iron City Squares]] started in [[Pittsburgh]], [[PA]].
 
*????, 1995: [[Lismore Scooters]] folded.
 
*????, 1995: [[Lismore Scooters]] folded.
*????, 1995: [[Ottawa Date Squares]] started in [[Ottawa]], [[ON]].
 
 
*????, 1995: [[Raleighwood Squares]] started in [[Durham]], [[NC]].
 
*????, 1995: [[Raleighwood Squares]] started in [[Durham]], [[NC]].
 
*????, 1995: [[See-Me Squares]] started in [[Simi Valley]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1995: [[See-Me Squares]] started in [[Simi Valley]], [[CA]].
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Carol Van Camp]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Carol Van Camp]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Elvis]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Elvis]].
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** [[Big D Longhorns]], [[Susquehanna Squares]], [[Iron City Squares]], and [[Raleighwood Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
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** [[See-Me Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an associate member.
 
*Sep. 12, 1996: [[Shoreline Squares]] started in [[Long Beach]], [[CA]].
 
*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.
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Kris Jensen]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Kris Jensen]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Virginia Hamm]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Virginia Hamm]].
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** [[Indy Tri Squares]], [[Magic City Diamonds]], [[Mission Squares]], [[Santa Cruz Squares]], [[Shoreline Squares]], and [[Bloomin’ Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
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** [[Ocean Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as associate member.
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** 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.
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Mike Staples]], [[Ric Gonzalez]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Mike Staples]], [[Ric Gonzalez]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[The Christmas Belles]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[The Christmas Belles]].
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** [[Edo 8's]], [[Pride Promenaders]], and [[Siskiyou Swingers]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
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** [[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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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Paul Waters]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Paul Waters]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Muriel]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Muriel]].
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** [[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.
 
*????, 1999: [[Sequoia Ocean Waves]] folded.
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*Feb 18-20, 2000: The first [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*Feb 18-20, 2000: The first [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*Jun 30-Jul 03, 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.
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** First appearance of the [[Hunky Trunk Kings|Hunky Trunk King]] Contest.
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to xxxx xxxxx
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to xxxx xxxxx
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Ucanleime Amy]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Ucanleime Amy]].
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*Apr 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.
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Betsy Gotta]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Betsy Gotta]].
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Mary Gold]] and The Big Boned Girls.
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Mary Gold and The Big Boned Girls]].
 
** [[Hotlanta Squares]] and [[Mermaid Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as full members.
 
** [[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.
 
*Sep 07-09, 2001: [[West Coast A&C]] "Pass Out in the Desert" - held in Phoenix, AZ.
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Lady Di-Amel]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Lady Di-Amel]].
 
** [[Boston Uncommons]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as a full member.
 
** [[Boston Uncommons]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as a full member.
** [[Madcap Squares]] and [[Bradley Bell]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as affiliate members.
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** [[Madcap Squares]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an associate member.
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** [[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: [[Rocket City Rainbow Squares]] folded.
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*????, 2002: [[All Join Hands (Charitable Foundation)]] formed.
  
 
== 2003 ==
 
== 2003 ==
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*????, 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: [[O'Town HoeDown]] started in [[Orlando]], [[FL]].
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*????, 2012: [[All Join Hands Canada Society Foundation]] formed.
  
 
== 2013 ==
 
== 2013 ==
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Phil Davis]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Phil Davis]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Olive de Bottom]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Olive de Bottom]].
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** [[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.
 
*Sep 5-7, 2014: [[West Coast A&C]] "Do the Funky Monkey" - held in Sacramento, CA.
  
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[John O'Grady]] and [[Leo Champagne]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[John O'Grady]] and [[Leo Champagne]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Mary,Wanna?]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Mary,Wanna?]].
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** [[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.
 
*Sep 25-27, 2015: [[West Coast A&C]] "Turquoise Trail Thru" - held in Albuquerque, NM.
 
*Sep 25-27, 2015: [[West Coast A&C]] "Turquoise Trail Thru" - held in Albuquerque, NM.
  
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** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Barry Clasper]] and [[Pam Clasper]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Barry Clasper]] and [[Pam Clasper]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Jayne Dawn de Lyon]].
 
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Jayne Dawn de Lyon]].
*Sep 21-23, 2018: [[West Coast A&C]] - "Phoenix Link Up!" - to be held in Phoenix, AZ
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*Sep 21-23, 2018: [[West Coast A&C]] - "Phoenix Link Up!" - held in Phoenix, AZ
  
 
== 2019 ==
 
== 2019 ==
*Jul 4-7, 2019: [[Belles Run Philadelphia 2019]] - to be held at Sheraton Downtown in Philadelphia, PA
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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]].
 
*Nov 1-3, 2019: [[West Coast A&C]] - "Puddletown Grand Mix" - to be held in Seattle, WA
 
*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
  
 
== 2020 ==
 
== 2020 ==
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*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
 
*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