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Contra Dance — Friday, March 6

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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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Contra Dance – Friday, February 6th

We are very lucky to have the 32 Bartenders playing for us! 32 Bartenders is a great band with great drive and energy. Tom Verdot will be on fiddle, Thom Howard on guitar and mandolin, Rebecca Logan on flute and Marcie McGuire on keyboards.  And calling will be by our fine veteran master caller and master teacher Jim Thaxter!

This will be a fun dance – we hope you can join us!

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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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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