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Have a great summer! 

MMTD will be taking a break from contra dancing and English country dancing until mid-September, but you can still catch a square dance or two and other community dances around mid-Missouri this summer. Here’s what we know so far!

  • Hallsville Square Dance—September 13, 2014 (second Saturday, 7:00–10:00)
  • MMTD Contra Dance–FALL DANCE SEASON BEGINS—September 19, 2014 (third Friday)
  • MMTD English Country Dance—September 20, 2014

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Square dance at Cafe Berlin – Thursday, August 28, 2014

Photo of square dancers at Cafe Berlin

Time to push back the tables and dance the night away.

Daniel and friends have organized another Columbia Square Dance at Cafe Berlin on Thursday, August 28! So we don’t have to wait to dance again until the middle of September when our regular Fall Season starts!

Grab a friend or two or three, put on your dancing shoes, and come on out to Cafe Berlin for some hot fiddle tunes and lively square dances. Music by Will Sherer and friends. Calling by Jim Thaxter, Daniel Kramer, Rhett Hartman, and possibly others. All dances will be taught and called. No experience and no partner needed. Refreshments available for purchase. Hope you can make it! It’ll be a lot of fun!

When: Thursday, August 28, 7:30 to 10:30

Where: Cafe Berlin, 220 N Tenth St, Columbia, MO

Admission: FREE! (Will pass the hat for the musicians.)

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Contra Dance at Cooper’s Landing–Thursday, August 14

Join us at Cooper’s Landing for a summer evening of contra dance and music on Thursday, August 14, 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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Square Dance at Cafe Berlin—Thursday, July 24, 2014

Grab a friend or two or three, put on your dancing shoes, and come on out to Cafe Berlin for some hot fiddle tunes and lively square dances. Music by Jordan Wax and friends. Calling by Jim Thaxter, Daniel Kramer, Rhett Hartman, and possibly others. All dances will be taught and called. No experience and no partner needed. Refreshments available for purchase.

When: Thursday, July 24, 7:30 to 10:30

Where: Cafe Berlin, 220 N Tenth St, Columbia, MO

Admission: FREE! (Will pass the hat for the musicians.)

Photo of square dancers at Cafe Berlin

Time to push back the tables and dance the night away.

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Contra Dance – Friday, July 18, 2014

Come join us for our annual Watermelon Dance this Friday, July 18, 2014!

Great music will be provided by the 32 Bartenders, with fine musicians Tom Verdot on fiddle, Thom Howard on guitar and mandolin, Rebecca Logan on flute, and Marcie McGuire on keyboard.  Calling will by led by our veteran master caller, Jim Thaxter. 

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 Margaret Waddell at mmtdboard@gmail.com .

photo of band members

32 BarTenders serving up some lively tunes for your dancing pleasure.

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Contra Dance – Thursday, July 10, 2014 – Cooper’s Landing

Join us at Cooper’s Landing for a summer evening of contra dance and music on Thursday, July 10, 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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Dare to be square!

The spring contra dance schedule is over for this year, but there’s still plenty of dancing to be done in central MO.

This Saturday (June 14) is the ever-popular square dance in Hallsville, MO, just a short drive up Rt. B from Columbia. Afternoon jam from 4:00-6:00, delicious pot luck dinner from 6-7, then dancing til your socks wear out. Open band, open calling, free, but donations are requested to help pay the cost of hall rental and decorations.

Next Thursday, June 19, Cafe Berlin on 10th Street in Columbia will host a square dance from 7:00-9:00 pm. The bar is open, the band will be hot, and the dancing is free. Dance in cool air-conditioned comfort. More info about Cafe Berlin at cafeberlincomo.com.

If you can’t make it to any of these you’re just too dang busy. Slow down.

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