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Spring Breakdown 2015  – see fabulous photos taken by Luc Goldstein!

And for more photos and videos, see our new Spring Breakdown Community page!

MMTD Events:

Contra Dance  – Friday, July 17, 2015 – Our annual meeting aka Watermelon Dance

 

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Contra Dance – Friday, June 19th

We are very lucky to have the Farmhouse Buds from the Hermann area playing for us for the very first time. The band will be Kathryn Render and Ronnie Schuppan on fiddles, with Crystal Craig on guitar and Steve Craig on banjo filling in for their regular backups. They are all great players and the band comes highly recommended.

We are also lucky to have veteran and master caller Jim Thaxter calling for us.

This will be a fun and lively dance! Hope to see you there!

The dance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia, 3910 Peachtree Drive. Admission is $8 for the public, $5 for students and ages 16-25, and free for children 15 and under.  A beginner’s lesson starts at 7:00 p.m.

Please wear soft-soled or leather soled shoes to preserve the floor–no spike heels or cowboy boots (carry-in appropriate dance shoes as needed.)

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Cooper’s Landing Dance – Tuesday, June 16th – CANCELLED

We’re sorry to cancel the dance but the river is up and both incoming roads to Cooper’s Landing are closed.

We’ll try again next month!  Mark your calendar for our next dance at Cooper’s Landing – Tuesday, July 21st.

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Contra Dance at Cooper’s Landing – Tuesday, June 16th

Join us at Cooper’s Landing for an evening of contra dance and music on Tuesday, June 16th, 7:00 to 9:00. There will be open-mic calling 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.

The river has been up and down lately, so watch Facebook, the MMTD website (mmtdcolumbia.org), and email for posts about the river stage and weather forecast.

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English Country Dance – Friday, June 12

Come join us at our last English Country Dance of the season!   The wonderful quartet 32 Bartenders will provide elegant music for us and veteran caller Jim Thaxter will lead us through a variety of interesting dances. The 32 Bartenders are Tom Verdot on fiddle, Thom Howard on guitar, Rebecca Logan on flute and pennywhistle, and Marcie McGuire on keyboard.  We hope you can join us!

The dance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Rock Quarry House in the city of Columbia’s Rock Quarry Park. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION FOR ENGLISH DANCES. The park is located at 2002 Grindstone Parkway (http://tinyurl.com/myk3ekm). Admission is $8 for the public, $5 for students and ages 16-25, with free admittance for children 15 and under.

Our dances are fun, community-oriented events that do not require prior dance experience. Individuals of all ages are welcome, as well as couples and groups. No partner needed.

Beginners are encouraged to come to an introductory lesson at 7:00 p.m. Dancers should wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and soft-soled or leather-soled shoes to preserve the floor—no spike heels or cowboy boots. (Please carry-in appropriate dance shoes as needed.)

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Contra Dance – Friday, June 5th

The 32 Bartenders will be playing for our contra dance this Friday!  They are a talented band with great drive and energy. Tom Verdot will be on fiddle, Thom Howard on guitar and mandolin, Rebecca Logan on flute and Marcie McGuire on keyboards.  And calling will be by our own Paula McFarling!

We hope you can join us – this will be a fun dance!

The dance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia, 3910 Peachtree Drive. Admission is $8 for the public, $5 for students and ages 16-25, and free for children 15 and under.  A beginner’s lesson starts at 7:00 p.m.

Please wear soft-soled or leather soled shoes to preserve the floor–no spike heels or cowboy boots (carry-in appropriate dance shoes as needed.)

 

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Contra Dance – Friday, May 29th

We are very lucky to have the River Ridge String Band for our May 29th dance, headed by Cliff White on hammer dulcimer, Molly White on mandolin, Charlie Nelson on guitar and John Cunning on percussion.

Calling will be by Jim Hemphill from St. Louis.  Driving band, great calling: what could be better for a fifth Friday dance!  Hope to see you there!

The dance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia, 3910 Peachtree Drive. Admission is $8 for the public, $5 for students and ages 16-25, and free for children 15 and under.  A beginner’s lesson starts at 7:00 p.m.

Please wear soft-soled or leather soled shoes to preserve the floor–no spike heels or cowboy boots (carry-in appropriate dance shoes as needed.)

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