Dance Weekend

Spring Breakdown — March 14–16, 2014

We are very excited to announce that Rodney Miller and  The Stringrays will be providing the music, with Adina Gordon calling for Spring Breakdown 2014. We will be back in the fabulous Kimball Ballroom in Lela Raney Wood Hall (6 N. College Avenue) on Stephens College campus, near downtown Columbia, Missouri. And to make sure everyone sounds their very best, we are lucky to have Sam Griffin on sound.

The weekend includes a free concert on Thursday, dances on Friday & Saturday evenings; dance workshops during the day on Saturday; after-dance socials; and more dancing and a brunch on Sunday.

Callers’ Workshop — Adina Gordon will be teaching a callers’ workshop on Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. Preregistration is required.  Adults – $30, Students – $20

Fiddle Workshop - Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m. Rodney Miller will discuss and demonstrate New England fiddle style and technique.  Preregistration is required and the cost is $30 ($20 for students and ages  16-25).  This workshop is not listed on the registration form and is not included in the entire weekend rate.  If you are interested in attending, please send email to or call Betsy Collins at 573-446-2415.

Registration Form.  Printable Registration Form for Spring Breakdown 2014

Pre-registration. Register by March 1 to get the discounted weekend rate of $75, which includes all dances and the Saturday workshops. After March 1, the weekend price will be $85.

You can also pre-register for individual events or pay at the door.

Adults Ages 16–25 (or with student ID)
Friday Evening Dance $20 $12
Saturday Evening Dance $20 $12
Sunday Waltz and Dance $18 $10
Saturday Workshops $12 each $6 each

Hotels and Home Hospitality.  There is a high school basketball tournament in town this weekend, so make your hotel reservations early! Limited home hospitality will be available. Contact Peter Yronwode before March 5 (573-874-0982).

Map showing the location of the Kimball Ballroom and other weekend events.

Schedule of Events. Come early and enjoy a concert at the public library on Thursday and the callers’ workshop Friday during the day. Then dance your cares away Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.

Want to help out? It takes many people working many hours to put together a great dance weekend like Spring Breakdown! Contact Linda Karns (Volunteer Coordinator for Spring Breakdown).  We need folks to help at the registration table, after-dance receptions, and the Sunday brunch.

The Ballroom.  We are once again privileged to dance in the fabulous Kimball Ballroom, thanks in large part to financial assistance provided by the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs and the Missouri Arts Council. Without this assistance and the hard work of MMTD board members who spent untold hours preparing funding applications and writing reports, we would not be able to afford this gorgeous venue.

This Map of “The District” shows downtown Columbia and lists local attractions and businesses within easy walking distance of Spring Breakdown.

If you have questions, or need more information about the weekend, please contact Betsy Collins, Spring Breakdown Chair.