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MMTD Events:
Contra Dance – Friday, May 29th

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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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Contra dance at Cooper’s Landing – Tuesday, May 19th

Join us at Cooper’s Landing for a spring evening of contra dance and music on Tuesday, May 19th, 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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Contra Dance – Friday, May 15th

This Friday, May 15th, the band 3 Around 3 will be playing for us. Fine musicians Pippa Letsy on fiddle, Cliff White on guitar and Bill Foley on banjo will set the beat as members of the Columbia Callers’ Collective will call.

We are very lucky to have fine musicians and callers bringing us this 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.

MMTD’s 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. Every dance is taught and called throughout the evening to live music.

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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English Country Dance – Friday, May 8th

The versatile musicians of 32 Bartenders will once again provide the music for the Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers’ (MMTD) English Country Dance on Friday, May 8, 2015.  Kyle Hardman and Bridget Whitehead will lead us through a variety of interesting dances.  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.

MMTD’s 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, May 1st

Music from the Ozarks is coming to Columbia this weekend!  The legendary Kim Lansford from Galena, MO, will be joined by Ozarks fiddler Nathan McAlister and Columbia banjoist Jim Ruth at our dance this Friday, May 1, 2015.

Claire Baffaut and Paula McFarling, members of the Columbia Callers’ Collective, will lead the dances.

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.

MMTD’s 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. Every dance is taught and called throughout the evening to live music.

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, April 17th

We have a very special treat for our MMTD dance this Friday, April 17th. Fine fiddler Fred Campeau will be coming all the way from Chicago to play for us! Fred is one of the Volo Bogtrotters and his band is called the Campeau Valley Boys. With Fred will be great St. Louis musicians Jim Nelson on guitar and Dedo Norris on bass.  And our own Jim Ruth will join them on banjo.

And if having such great energetic music isn’t enough, we also have a special caller: Lisa Harris from Lawrence KS, so we’re in for a double treat!

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

DANCE TIMES AND COST

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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