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Square Dance at Cafe Berlin – Wednesday, October 29th

There is a square dance in downtown Columbia, at Cafe Berlin from 7:30-10:30pm this Wednesday.   All dances will be called to live music.  No square dancing experience is necessary.  So stop by, bring your friends, and we’ll see you there!

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Contra Dance – Friday, October 31st

skeleHalloween Dance

Skeletons allowed

32 Bartenders
Tom Verdot, Thom Howard, Marcie McGuire, and Rebecca Logan

Claire Baffaut and Rhett Hartman

The Ball starts at 7:30.  Fledgling vampires get a free lesson at 7:00.
Dances are for all levels of dancers.
Admission is $8, $5 for students and ages 16-25.  Kids dance free.
3910 Peachtree Drive, Columbia

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2 Dance Weekend – October 17th &18th

October’s Double Dance Weekend

That’s right! There is a Contra Dance on Friday and an English Country Dance on Saturday.
Hope to see you there!

Contra Dance
The Mound City Slickers (St. Louis)
Sean Belt-Ruprecht, Bob Clark, Roy Farwell, Rich Egan, Lindell Blackford, and Bill Stewart
Caller’s Jam
Claire Baffaut, Rhett Hartman,Betsy Collins and others

English Country Dance
Deylight Country Dance Orchestra
Kyle and Bridget


As always, dances start at 7:30.  There will be a lesson/refresher for those interested at 7:00.
3910 Peachtree Drive
No spike heels or cowboy boots
$8 admission, $5 students/ages 16-25, under 16 dance free


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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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