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Contra Dance – Friday, October 3rd

First Friday in October

This will be a fun night of dancing! Hope to see you there.

3 Around 3
Pippa Letsky on fiddle, Cliff White on guitar, and Bill Foley on banjo.

Jim Thaxter

MMTD will be hosting this dance at our normal venue; Ballroom Academy of Columbia (BAC), 3910 Peachtree Drive.
Admission is $8, $5 for students and ages 16-25, kids dance free
If you are new or need a bit of a refresher, show up at 7:00 Friday evening.  Otherwise, the first dance will set about at 7:30.

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First Dances of the Season:-) Friday & Saturday, September 19-20


It’s finally here!  The first dances  of the season.  Luckily, the temperature is perfect in Mid-Missouri so, yee-haw!  And, hey, by the way;  there are two dances this weekend.  A Contra Dance on Friday night and, an English Country Dance on Saturday night.  Why not make it to both? Yeah, MMTD!

32 Bartenders
Tom Verdot on fiddle, Thom Howard on guitar, Rebecca Logan on flute and Marcie McGuire on keyboard.
They play a variety of tunes with lively arrangements and a great driving sound.

our own master caller/teacher, the one and only Jim Thaxter
And a big welcome to Claire Baffaut, who will be sharing the calling with Jim at the contra dance.

Both dances are from 7:30–10:30 pm (beginners’ lesson at 7:00). No partner is necessary! Most of us switch partners with every dance and experienced dancers are more than happy to dance with new-comers to help them get the hang of it.

Admission $8.00 ($5.00 for ages 16–25 or with student ID; free for children 15 and under). 

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Hallsville Jam Session and Square Dance – Saturday, September 13, 2014

Come and join us for the Hallsville square dance and jam session this upcoming Saturday.

The music jam session is 4-6 PM. Carry-in food is available at 6-7 PM. Dancing begins at 7 PM and continues until 10:30 PM.  Children are welcome and this is a family event. No alcohol or smoking is permitted and there is no admission charge. If you wish, donations will be accepted to help defray costs.

Location of Hallsville Community Center: In Hallsville, turn east at the signal light located at the intersection of Highway 124 and Route OO onto Route OO and proceed across railroad to first turn. The Center is located on your right near the base of a cell phone antenna tower.



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Square Dance – Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Another square dance opportunity!

From 4:00 to 6:00 pm this Saturday (Sept. 6th) at Clovers Natural Market, 2012 E. Broadway (across from Stephens Park).

Clovers is celebrating 49 years in Columbia (Congratulations!).   The anniversary party starts at 1:00 p.m. and at 4:00 square dancing will commence.  MMTD’s Daniel Kramer will be calling and there will be live music provided by local musicians.   All the dances will be taught and called.  No experience necessary and no partner needed.  Watch our website for changes due to weather conditions.

Come on down – it’ll be fun!

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Square dance at Cafe Berlin – Thursday, August 28, 2014

Photo of square dancers at Cafe Berlin

Time to push back the tables and dance the night away.

Daniel and friends have organized another Columbia Square Dance at Cafe Berlin on Thursday, August 28! So we don’t have to wait to dance again until the middle of September when our regular Fall Season starts!

Grab a friend or two or three, put on your dancing shoes, and come on out to Cafe Berlin for some hot fiddle tunes and lively square dances. Music by Will Sherer and friends. Calling by Jim Thaxter, Daniel Kramer, Rhett Hartman, and possibly others. All dances will be taught and called. No experience and no partner needed. Refreshments available for purchase. Hope you can make it! It’ll be a lot of fun!

When: Thursday, August 28, 7:30 to 10:30

Where: Cafe Berlin, 220 N Tenth St, Columbia, MO

Admission: FREE! (Will pass the hat for the musicians.)

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Contra Dance at Cooper’s Landing–Thursday, August 14

Join us at Cooper’s Landing for a summer evening of contra dance and music on Thursday, August 14, 7:00 to 9:00. The dance will be led by our new callers and we’ll have live music. It’s free and beginners are welcome! The callers will teach you everything you need to know and will call throughout the dance.

Food is available; drinks and barbecue from the Landing management, and great Thai food from Chim’s Thai Kitchen. You can find more information about the Landing at cooperslanding.net. Please watch our website and email for changes due to weather conditions.

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