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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]].
 
*????, 1981: [[Mile High Squares]] started in [[Denver]], [[CO]].
 
*????, 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.
  
*Oct. 13, 1982: [[Puddletown Squares]] is founded in [[Seattle]], [[WA]].
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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]].
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== 1983 ==
 
== 1983 ==
*February 12-20, 1983: [[South Florida Mustangs]] host 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 Square]] dancers from [[San Francisco]], [[CA]], and individual dancers from [[Islip]], [[NY]] and [[Prospect]], [[CT]].
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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]].
 
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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.
 
*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]].
 
 
*March 20, 1983: [[Wilde Bunch]] started in [[Albuquerque]], [[NM]].
 
*March 20, 1983: [[Wilde Bunch]] started in [[Albuquerque]], [[NM]].
 
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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.
*May 1, 1983: [[Art Smith]] is awarded the [[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.
*June 4, 1983: [[Mile High Squares]] square dance at the 1st Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo as part of the Colorado Gay Rodeo Association.
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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.
*August, 1983: [[Western Star Dancers]] hits 100 members.
 
 
 
*August, 1983: At the [[Reno Gay Rodeo]], discussions are held about forming a national association specifically for gay square dance clubs.
 
 
 
*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.
 
 
 
*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]].
 
 
 
 
*November, 1983: [[Squares Across the Border]] started in [[Vancouver]], [[BC]].
 
*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]])
*??? 1983: Harlan Kerr sends 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]]
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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]].
 
*????, 1983: [[Sundancers]] started in [[Palm Springs]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1983: [[Sundancers]] started in [[Palm Springs]], [[CA]].
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== 1984 ==
 
== 1984 ==
 
*Feb 14, 1984: [[Rocky Mountain Rainbeaus]] started in [[Denver]], [[CO]].
 
*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": [[Ms. Virginia Slim]].
 
*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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*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.
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[South Florida Mustangs]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[South Florida Mustangs]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Ms. Virginia Slim]].
 
*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]].
*September, 1985: Arizona Gay Rodeo Association [[Midnite Ramblers]] founded in [[Phoenix]], [[AZ]].
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*September, 1985: Arizona Gay Rodeo Association [[Midnite Ramblers]] started in [[Phoenix]], [[AZ]].
 
*October, 1985: [[Prime 8s]] started in [[Sacramento]], [[CA]].
 
*October, 1985: [[Prime 8s]] started in [[Sacramento]], [[CA]].
 
*December, 1985: [[Mile High Squares]] incorporated as a separate club (previously had been part of the Colorado Gay Rodeo Association).
 
*December, 1985: [[Mile High Squares]] incorporated as a separate club (previously had been part of the Colorado Gay Rodeo Association).
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*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.
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Dave "Happy" New Year]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Dave "Happy" New Year]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Ms. Virginia Slim]].
 
*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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*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]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Sybil]].
 
*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: [[Dogwood City Dancers]] started in [[Atlanta]], [[GA]].
*????, 1987: [[Emerald City Dancers]] rolled into [[Puddletown Squares]].
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*????, 1987: [[Emerald City Squares]] rolled into [[Puddletown Squares]].
 
*????, 1987: [[New Year's Resolutions]] folded.
 
*????, 1987: [[New Year's Resolutions]] folded.
 
*????, 1987: [[Sundancers]] folded.
 
*????, 1987: [[Sundancers]] folded.
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*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.
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Ken Pollack]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Ken Pollack]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Pam Demonium]].
 
*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]].
 
*????, 1988: [[Kansas Korners]] folded.
 
*????, 1988: [[Kansas Korners]] folded.
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*????, 1988: [[Lavender Country and Folk Dancers]] started in [[Boston]], [[MA]].
 
*????, 1988: [[MCC Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 1988: [[MCC Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 1988: [[Pi Eyed Promenaders]] folded.
 
*????, 1988: [[Pi Eyed Promenaders]] folded.
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*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.
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Freeman Stamper]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Freeman Stamper]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Tami Wynotte]].
 
*????, 1989: [[Finest City Squares]] started in [[San Diego]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1989: [[Finest City Squares]] started in [[San Diego]], [[CA]].
*????, 1989: [[Lavender Country and Folk Dancers]] started in [[Boston]], [[MA]].
 
 
*????, 1989: [[Mile High Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 1989: [[Mile High Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 1989: [[Sequoia Ocean Waves]] started in [[Eureka]], [[CA]].
 
*????, 1989: [[Sequoia Ocean Waves]] started in [[Eureka]], [[CA]].
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*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.
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Karl Jaeckel]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Karl Jaeckel]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Layona Davenport]].
 
*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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*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.
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Harlan Kerr]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Harlan Kerr]].
*September, 1991: [[Cotton Pickin’ Squares]] started in [[Memphis]], [[TN]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Dominique de Fontainbleau]].
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*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]].
 
*Oct 11-13, 1991: [[West Coast A&C]] "Make Magic in San Francisco" - held in San Francisco, CA.
 
*Oct 11-13, 1991: [[West Coast A&C]] "Make Magic in San Francisco" - held in San Francisco, CA.
*October, 1991: [[Sun Coast Wranglers]] started in [[Tampa]], [[FL]].
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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]].
 
*????, 1991: [[Mountain Laurel Squares]] started in [[Hartford]], [[CT]].
 
*????, 1991: [[Mountain Laurel Squares]] started in [[Hartford]], [[CT]].
 
*????, 1991: [[Neon Squares]] started in [[Las Vegas]], [[NV]].
 
*????, 1991: [[Neon Squares]] started in [[Las Vegas]], [[NV]].
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*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.
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Keith Snowdon]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Keith Snowdon]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Carmina Putana]].
 
*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]].
 
*????, 1992: [[Gaslight Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 1992: [[Gaslight Squares]] folded.
*????, 1992: [[Minnesota Wild Roses]] started in [[Minneapolis]], [[MN]].
 
  
 
== 1993 ==
 
== 1993 ==
May 17, 1993: [[Lismore Scooters]] started in [[East Ballina]], [[Australia]].
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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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Anna Damiani]], [[Stan Boyden]], [[Bill St. John]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Anna Damiani]], [[Stan Boyden]], [[Bill St. John]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Moolena]].
 
*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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== 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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Luis Torres]], [[Bill Eyler]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Luis Torres]], [[Bill Eyler]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Donna Matrix]].
 
*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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*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]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Lois Carmen D'Nominator]].
 
*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: [[East Lismore Scooters]] folded.
 
*????, 1995: [[East Lismore Scooters]] folded.
 
*????, 1995: [[Ottawa Date Squares]] started in [[Ottawa]], [[ON]].
 
*????, 1995: [[Ottawa Date Squares]] started in [[Ottawa]], [[ON]].
*?????, 1995: [[Raleighwood Squares]] started in [[Durham]], [[NC]].
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*????, 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]].
 
*????, 1995: [[Susquehanna Squares]] started in [[York]] and [[Harrisburg]], [[PA]].
 
*????, 1995: [[Susquehanna Squares]] started in [[York]] and [[Harrisburg]], [[PA]].
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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Carol Van Camp]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Elvis]].
 
*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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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Kris Jensen]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Virginia Hamm]].
 
*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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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Mike Staples]], [[Ric Gonzalez]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[The Christmas Belles]].
 
*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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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Paul Waters]].
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** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Muriel]].
 
*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.
  
 
== 2000 ==
 
== 2000 ==
*Feb. 18-20, 2000: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
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*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.
 
*June 30-July 3, 2000: [[Crack The Crab]] - held at the Hyatt Regency & Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD.
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to xxxx xxxxx
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to xxxx xxxxx
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Ucanleime Amy]].
 +
*????, 2000: [[Bathing Beauties]] admitted to [[IAGSDC]] as an affiliate member.
 
*Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2000: [[West Coast A&C]] "Walk Out 2 A Wave" - held in Costa Mesa, CA.
 
*Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 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.
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*April 12-15, 2001: [[Make Magic]] - held at the Westin Bayshore Hotel & Resort in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
 
*April 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.
 
*Sept. 7-9, 2001: [[West Coast A&C]] "Pass Out in the Desert" - held in Phoenix, AZ.
 
*Sept. 7-9, 2001: [[West Coast A&C]] "Pass Out in the Desert" - held in Phoenix, AZ.
 
*????, 2001: [[Madcap Squares]] started in [[Madison]], [[WI]].
 
*????, 2001: [[Madcap Squares]] started in [[Madison]], [[WI]].
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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Andy Shore]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Lady Di-Amel]].
 
*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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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Rick Hawes]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Gypsum Rock Lee]].
 
*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.
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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Ett McAtee]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Lily White]] and her Spermettes.
 
*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.
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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Seth Levine]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": (The Fabulous) [[Cow Patty]].
 
*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.
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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[All Join Hands Foundation]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Wilma Titzgro]].
 +
*Aug. 5, 2006: El Camino Reelers receives [[An Uninvited Guest]].
 
*Sep. 15, 2006: [[Seaway Rainbow Squares]] folded.
 
*Sep. 15, 2006: [[Seaway Rainbow Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 2006: [[Magic City Diamonds]] folded.
 
*????, 2006: [[Magic City Diamonds]] folded.
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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Scott Philips]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Mustang Mary]].
 
*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]].
 
*????, 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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[John McKinstry]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Iona Doublewide]].
 
*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]].
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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Bob Young]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Mrs. Manischewitz]].
 
*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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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[John Faulds]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Ima Cornholer]].
 
*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.
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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Mary Jane Wood]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Lesley Gore-Tex]].
 
*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.
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*????, 2011: [[Rainbow Squares of Boise]] started in [[Boise]], [[ID]].
 
*????, 2011: [[Rainbow Squares of Boise]] started in [[Boise]], [[ID]].
 
*????, 2011: [[Sho-Me Squares]] folded.
 
*????, 2011: [[Sho-Me Squares]] folded.
 +
*????, 2011: [[Cotton Pickin’ Squares]] folded.
  
 
== 2012 ==
 
== 2012 ==
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*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]].
 
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Sandie Bryant]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Zombie Entourage]].
 
*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]].
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*Feb. 15-17, 2013: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*Feb. 15-17, 2013: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*July 4-7, 2013: [[Weave Your Heart in San Francisco]] - held at the 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.
**[[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[JW Paulson]].
+
**  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]].
 
*Sep ??, 2013: [[Ottawa Date Squares]] became active again
 
*Sep ??, 2013: [[Ottawa Date Squares]] became active again
 
*Oct. 11-13, 2013: [[West Coast A&C]] "Fiddle Around Puddletown" - held in Seattle, WA.
 
*Oct. 11-13, 2013: [[West Coast A&C]] "Fiddle Around Puddletown" - held in Seattle, WA.
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*Mar 9, 2014: [[Pegasus Squares]] started in [[Dallas]], [[TX]].
 
*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.
 
*Jul 3-6, 2014: [[Squeeze the Hive]] - held at Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT.
**[[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Phil Davis]].
+
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Phil Davis]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Olive de Bottom]].
 
*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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*Feb 13-15, 2015: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC.
 
*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.
 
*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]].
+
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[John O'Grady]] and [[Leo Champagne]].
*Sep 25-27, 2015: [[West Coast A&C]] "Turquiose Trail Thru" - held in Albuquerque, NM.
+
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Mary,Wanna?]].
 +
*Sep 25-27, 2015: [[West Coast A&C]] "Turquoise Trail Thru" - held in Albuquerque, NM.
  
 
== 2016 ==
 
== 2016 ==
 
*Feb 12-14, 2016: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC
 
*Feb 12-14, 2016: [[ACDC]] - held in Washington, DC
 
*Jul 1-4, 2016: [[Maple Leafs Regroup]] - held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, ON
 
*Jul 1-4, 2016: [[Maple Leafs Regroup]] - held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, ON
**[[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Keith Gehrig]].
+
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Keith Gehrig]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Freeda Evryone]].
 
*Sep 30-Oct 2, 2016: [[West Coast A&C]] - "Patch the Bay Bridge" - held in San Francisco, CA
 
*Sep 30-Oct 2, 2016: [[West Coast A&C]] - "Patch the Bay Bridge" - held in San Francisco, CA
  
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*Feb 17-19, 2017: [[ACDC]] - held at Hotel Palomar, Washington, DC
 
*Feb 17-19, 2017: [[ACDC]] - held at Hotel Palomar, Washington, DC
 
*Jun 29-Jul 3, 2017: [[Palm Springs Swing & Mix 2017]] - held at Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel in Palm Springs, CA
 
*Jun 29-Jul 3, 2017: [[Palm Springs Swing & Mix 2017]] - held at Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel in Palm Springs, CA
**[[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Justin Crawshaw-Lopton]] and [[Ross Crawshaw-Lopton]]
+
** [[Golden Boot Award]] presented to [[Justin Crawshaw-Lopton]] and [[Ross Crawshaw-Lopton]].
 +
** [[Honky Tonk Queen]] "winner": [[Diamond Lane]].
 
*Sep 29-Oct 1, 2017: [[West Coast A&C]] - "PDX Percolate" - held in Portland, OR
 
*Sep 29-Oct 1, 2017: [[West Coast A&C]] - "PDX Percolate" - held in Portland, OR
  
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*Feb 16-18: [[ACDC]] - held at Hotel Palomar, Washington, DC
 
*Feb 16-18: [[ACDC]] - held at Hotel Palomar, Washington, DC
 
*Jul 5-7, 2018: [[Circle Back to Seattle]] - held at Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, WA
 
*Jul 5-7, 2018: [[Circle Back to Seattle]] - held at Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, WA
**[[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]].
 
*Sep 21-23, 2018: [[West Coast A&C]] - "Phoenix Link Up!" - to be held in Phoenix, AZ
 
*Sep 21-23, 2018: [[West Coast A&C]] - "Phoenix Link Up!" - to be held in Phoenix, AZ
  

Revision as of 20:10, 7 September 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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  • 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