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2 Dance Weekend – December 19th and 20th

Another 2 dance weekend!   A contra dance on Friday and English Country dance on Saturday!  We hope you can join us!

The Friday contra dance features River Ridge String Band – with fine musicians Cliff White on hammer dulcimer, Molly White on mandolin, Charlie Nelson on guitar and John Cunning on percussion.  There will be several callers from the calling community to lead us, and this promises to be a fun and lively dance!

The English Country dance on Saturday features the 32 BarTenders (Tom Verdot on fiddle, Thom Howard on guitar, Rebecca Logan on flute and pennywhistle, and Marcie McGuire on keyboard.)  Calling will be by our wonderful and well appreciated master caller, Jim Thaxter.

This dance is sponsored in part by the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs (, and by the Country Dance and Song Society (cdss.org).

Both dances start 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, with free admittance for children 15 and under.  A beginner’s lesson starts at 7:00 p.m.

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Contra Dance – Friday, December 5

The legendary Cathy Barton and Dave Para will provide the music for our dance this Friday.  Fine musicians Mike Fraser (fiddle) and Tenley Hansen (keyboard) from Kansas City will be joining them.  And great calling will be provided by Paula McFarling and Claire Baffaut.  We hope you can join us for a fun and lively evening!

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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2 Dance Weekend – November 21 & 22, 2014

A 2 dance weekend is coming up!  A contra dance on Friday and English Country dance on Saturday!  We hope you can join us!

The Friday contra dance features Roger Netherton & Friends (Heinrich Leonhard on guitar, Jim Ruth on banjo, and Kathy Gordon on bass) with Paula McFarling calling.

The English Country dance on Saturday features the 32 BarTenders (Tom Verdot, Thom Howard, Marcie McGuire, and Rebecca Logan) with Jim Thaxter calling.

Both dances start 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, with free admittance for children 15 and under.  A beginner’s lesson starts at 7:00 p.m.

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Contra Dance – Friday, November 7th

Turkey is Coming

Get ready for a wonderful night of dancing.
Featuring music by The James River Scraphounds
and
Jim Thaxter calling!

Band
The James River Scraphounds
Peter Howard from Fayetteville, AK on fiddle; Jim Ruth from Columbia, MO on banjo; and Barbara Weathers, on guitar, from St. Louis

Caller
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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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

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

Callers
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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