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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 – Cooper’s Landing, Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Fall/Winter dance season starts Saturday, September 19, 2015.  Check back for details.

Other Events:
Hallsville Square Dance – Saturday, August 8, 2015

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Contra Dance at Cooper’s Landing – Tuesday, July 21st

Join us at Cooper’s Landing for an evening of contra dance and music on Tuesday, July 21st, 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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Contra Dance, Friday, July 17, 2015

Come join us for our annual Watermelon Dance this Friday, July 17!

We have a special treat! The James River Scraphounds will be coming up to play for us: great musicians Pete Howard on fiddle from Fayetteville AR, Barbara Weathers on guitar from St. Louis and our own Jim Ruth on banjo will provide driving energetic music that we all love!

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

Our Annual Meeting to elect the board will take place during the break.  And watermelon will be served outside after the meeting.  If you’re interested in serving on the board please contact Betsy Collins at mmtdcolumbia@gmail.com .

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

DANCE TIMES AND COST

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). 

DANCE LOCATION & DETAILS

Dances will be held at The Ballroom Academy of Columbia (BAC).  This wonderful facility has a spacious, floating wood floor and comfortable seating.  The BAC is located at 3910 Peachtree Drive in the same plaza as the French Laundry (behind Arby’s) and faces Monterey Drive.   For directions and a map go to: http://mmtdcolumbia.org/location/ 

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

 The BAC has an endless water dispenser with paper cups, but we encourage you to bring a water bottle. 

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Flash Dance with River Ridge String Band

We have an opportunity to see one of our favorite dance bands in a concert setting this Saturday, July 11. The concert by River Ridge String Band will be hosted by the Boone County Historical Society at their museum in Nifong Park near the intersection of Grindstone Parkway and Highway 63. The museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the event runs from 1:00-6:00.  The band will be playing outside in the gazebo. There is a grassy area next to the gazebo where there might be the possibility of some dancing, weather permitting.  River Ridge is scheduled for about 3:45-5:00. The museum is expecting a pretty large crowd for this, so parking in their lot may be limited. Consider car-pooling and parking in the Nifong Park lot off Nifong Road.

Boone County’s own Jim Thaxter will provide his excellent calling.

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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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