Oklahoma City hosted an English Country dance weekend in February of 2008 that was the first full weekend of ECD held in Oklahoma or Texas in many years. That very successful weekend, with Jacqueline Schwab teaching the dances and playing with her bandmates in Bare Necessities, showed the Oklahoma and Texas ECD communities that a weekend event was quite viable.
Later that same year, Joseph Pimentel traveled to Austin and saw the beautiful grand ballroom of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs building. He insisted that we hold an English Country dance weekend in "The Fed" sometime in the spring when fields in central Texas are covered by wildflowers. He volunteered to call and asked his friends in Goldcrest to play. The Austin ECD community stepped up to organize it, and the first weekend called Set for Spring was held in April 2009.
It was decided that Set for Spring should rotate between the Texas and Oklahoma ECD communities. The group in each city is relatively small; rotating Set for Spring reduces the work and risk of burnout for the organizers as well as the financial risk. Because of this rotation, each Set for Spring is unique, although graphics, decorations, and files are often shared among the cities.
Dallas hosted the second Set for Spring. Since they hold their contra dance festival in April, they held Set for Spring in March of 2010. It has been in March every year since then, although it is not tied to a specific weekend.