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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!

Upcoming Events

Contra Dance, Friday, April 3rd
English Country Dance, Saturday, April 4th

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Contra Dance – Friday, March 20, 2015

We are very lucky to have the Mound City Slickers from the St. Louis area playing for us this Friday.  Mound City band members are: Sean Ruprecht-Belt, Lindell Blackford, Bill Stewart, Roy Farwell, Bob Clark and Rich Egan. All of them play multiple instruments with the exceptions of Bill Stewart and Rich Egan who concentrate on fiddle and piano respectively. They are fine musicians all!

Calling will be by the Callers’ Collective, including Rhett Hartman, Betsy Collins and Claire Baffaut.

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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Spring Breakdown 2015!

Spring Breakdown 2015 — March 13, 14, & 15!  Come and dance to the music of the Syncopaths and calling by Lisa Greenleaf at the Kimball Ballroom in Lela Raney Wood Hall on the Stephens College campus.  Be sure to attend the after-dance receptions at Orr Street Studios (bring a snack to share) and our traditional Pancake Brunch Potluck on Sunday (we provide pancakes, juice, tea, and coffee).

Our Saturday night reception will occur on a special day — 3-14 is Pi day.  Feel free to bring pie or pi jokes to the Orr Street reception!

The weekend schedule is below.  You can also find workshop descriptions, maps, parking information, and more at our website, http://mmtdcolumbia.org/dance-weekend.

If you haven’t preregistered, don’t worry – you can pay at the door.

Questions?  Email Shelley Botts at mmtdsbd@gmail.com

See you on the dance floor!

Friday, March 13

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (with lunch break)—Callers’ Workshop with Lisa Greenleaf  (preregistration required)
8:00- 11:00 p.m.—Evening dance
11:30 p.m.—After-Dance Social (bring a snack to share)

Saturday, March 14

10:30 a.m.–Noon English Country Dance Workshop (with 32 Bartenders and Kyle Hardman and Bridget Whitehead calling)
1:30–3:00 p.m.—I Dare You Dances (with Lisa Greenleaf and the Syncopaths)
3:15–4:45 p.m.—Alternative Music Contras (with Lisa Greenleaf and recorded music)
3:30-5:00 p.m.  – Musicians Workshop at DogMaster Distillery (with the Syncopaths)
8:00- 11:00 p.m.—Evening Dance
11:30 p.m.—After-Dance Social (bring a snack to share)

Sunday, March 15

10:30 a.m.–Noon—Brunch (pancakes, juice, coffee, and tea provided — Bring an item to share)
11:30 a.m.—Open Waltzing
12:30–2:30—Farewell Dance

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Contra Dance – Friday, March 6, 2015

We have rescheduled Roger Netherton and Friends for this dance and you don’t want to miss it!   Roger, an MU student, is an incredibly talented fiddler.  He’ll be accompanied by fine musicians Jim Ruth on banjo, Heinrich Leonhard on guitar and Kathy Gordon on bass. Roger plays with great drive, energy and musicality. We are so lucky to have him.

Calling will be by our own Paula McFarling, a wonderful caller who will get your toes atappin’!

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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Friday Contra Dance – February 20th – Cancelled

In the interest of keeping everyone safe this evening we have decided to cancel the scheduled Contra Dance for this evening (Friday February 20th) at 7:00. The next dance will be Friday, March 6th. Hope to see you there!

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Contra Dance – Friday, February 20th

You don’t want to miss this dance!  We are thrilled to have MU student and fiddling whiz Roger Netherton playing for us. He’ll be accompanied by fine musicians Jim Ruth on banjo, Heinrich Leonhard on guitar and Kathy Gordon on bass. Roger plays with great drive, energy and musicality. We’re lucky to have him!

Calling will be by the Callers’ Collective: a talented and dedicated group including Jim Thaxter, Claire Baffaut, and Betsy Collins.

This will be a fun and lively dance! Hope to see you there!  (Before you head out, please check this site or our Facebook group or page for a cancellation notice due to inclement weather).

 

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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English Country Dance – Friday, February 13th

Come join us at our English Country Dance this Friday!   The wonderful quartet 32 Bartenders will provide elegant music for us and veteran caller Jim Thaxter will do his usual magic. The 32 Bartenders are Tom Verdot on fiddle, Thom Howard on guitar, Rebecca Logan on flute and pennywhistle, and Marcie McGuire on keyboard.

The dance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Rock Quarry House in the City of Columbia Rock Quarry Park. Directions to the park and a link to a map are below. 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.

NEW LOCATION FOR THE ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCES!
Rock Quarry Park is located at 2002 Grindstone Parkway and is 1.4 miles east of the intersection of Providence Road and Nifong Blvd. It’s on the south side of Grindstone Parkway and there’s a long driveway up a hill. There will be an MMTD Dance sign at the entrance, so be watching for it. There is plenty of parking.

For a map see: (http://tinyurl.com/myk3ekm).

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

 

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