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Spring Breakdown 2015 registration is open!
Details and pricing on the printable 2015 Registration Form

Mid-Mo Traditional Dancers (MMTD) Upcoming Events

Contra Dance – January 30, 2015

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Hallsville Square Dance – February 14th, 2015

 

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Contra Dance – Friday, January 30th

This week we are very lucky to have the fine band River Ridge String Band, headed by Cliff White on hammer dulcimer, Molly White on mandolin, Charlie Nelson on guitar and John Cunning on percussion, wonderful musicians all!

Calling will be by John and Kathy Coffman who come all the way from Cape Girardeau to bring us their great dances! Driving band, energetic calling: what could be better for a winter Friday night! 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.)

Passes on sale now!
Spring Contra Season Pass (1 free dance if purchased by February 6) – good for the 11 contra dances February through June 2015.
$80 for adults, $50 for students and ages 16-25.

Choose Your Dance Season Pass – 10 dances (1 free dance) – good for any combination of 10 contra dances or English Country dances February through June 2015—you choose!
$70 for adults, $45 for students and ages 16-25.

 

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Two Dances this weekend – January 16th & 17th

Two dances this weekend — A contra dance on Friday and English Country dance on Saturday!  We hope you can join us!

Will & Laura Scherer (fiddle and guitar respectively), along with Jim Ruth on banjo and Kathy Gordon on bass will be providing music for Friday’s dance.  Jim Thaxter and Claire Baffaut will be calling.

The English Country dance on Saturday  features local family-band favorites the Deylight Country Dance Orchestra (Austin, Laurel, Clara, and Cabe Dey).  Bridget Whitehead and Kyle Hardman will be calling.

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).

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, January 2, 2015

Come join us Friday evening for the first dance of 2015!  We are delighted to have one of our local bands start us off for the new year — 3 Around 3 — featuring Pippa Letsky on fiddle, Bill Foley on banjo, and Cliff White on guitar.  Callers for this dance will be Paula McFarling, Heidi Stallman, and Rhett Hartman.

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 – 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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