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MMTD Events:

Last Cooper’s Landing Dance of the Summer – Tuesday, August 15

UPCOMING: Mark your calendars now for September 15 for a potluck and dance at Cosmo Park, Dexheimer Shelter. Potluck at 6:00 pm and dance at 7:00. More details to come. Also upcoming is our first dance at our NEW location, which will be Friday, September 29. We’ll be just around the corner from the old location, at the relocated Ballroom Academy of Columbia, 3906 Peachtree Dr., Suite E. (Same building as Bower’s Chiropractic and Cheer.)

2017 Spring Breakdown Dance Weekend photos and videos are available on our Spring Breakdown Community page on Facebook!  You can also see the coverage KOMU did of the event there or click here.  If you have photos or videos from the event we encourage you to share them there as well, so everyone can enjoy the memories!

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Cooper’s Landing Dance – Tuesday, August 15

Dance by the riverside and enjoy a Missouri River sunset at Cooper’s Landing this coming Tuesday! Join us on August 15 from 6:45 to 8:45 for dancing for the whole family, with music by River Ridge String Band and calling by Claire Baffaut and Jim Thaxter. Enjoy food and drinks from the Thai Kitchen and the Cooper’s store.  (Please, no carry-in food or drink, with the exception of water bottles). Bring the whole family for a night of fun!

Watch Facebook and this website for any cancellations due to the river stage or rain.

This is our last dance at Cooper’s for this summer. If you haven’t been to a Cooper’s Landing Dance, it’s on a beautiful bend of the Missouri River between Columbia and Jefferson City. It’s a short drive to a special place well worth the trip! For directions visit their website.

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Annual Watermelon Dance – Friday, July 21

Come join us for our annual Watermelon Dance this Friday, July 21! This is also our last Friday night dance until Fall, so you don’t want to miss it!  This is also our last dance at the Ballroom Academy. We will be moving to a location nearby in the fall.

We’re lucky to have one of our favorite local bands, River Ridge String Band, playing for us,  with Cliff White on hammered dulcimer, Molly White on mandolin, Ted Koenig  on guitar, and John Cunning on banjo and percussion.

Our caller for the night will be our own Claire Baffaut. It’s sure to be a night of fun dances!

Our Annual Meeting to elect the board will take place during the break. And watermelon will be served outside after the meeting.

Hope to see you there!

DANCE TIMES AND COST

Dances are from 7:30–10:30 pm (beginners’ lesson at 7:00). No partner is necessary! Most of us switch partners with every dance and experienced dancers are more than happy to dance with new-comers to help them get the hang of it.  

Admission $8.00 ($5.00 for ages 16–25 or with student ID; free for children 15 and under). 

DANCE LOCATION & DETAILS

Dances are held at The Ballroom Academy of Columbia at 3910 Peachtree Drive in the same plaza as the French Laundry (behind Arby’s) and faces Monterey Drive.   For directions and a map go to: https://mmtdcolumbia.org/location/ 

Important Note – Please wear soft-soled or leather-soled shoes to preserve the floor. (No spike heels or cowboy boots.) Please carry-in appropriate dance shoes as needed.

The BAC has an endless water dispenser with paper cups, but we encourage you to bring a water bottle. 

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Cooper’s Landing Dance – Tuesday, July 18

Dance by the riverside and enjoy a Missouri River sunset at Cooper’s Landing this coming Tuesday! Join us on July 18 from 6:45 to 8:45 for dancing for the whole family, with music by the 32 Bartenders and calling by our MMTD callers.  Enjoy food and drinks from the Thai Kitchen and the Cooper’s store.  (Please, no carry-in food or drink, with the exception of water bottles). Bring the whole family for a night of fun!

Watch Facebook and this website for any cancellations due to the river stage or rain.

If you haven’t been to a Cooper’s Landing Dance, it’s on a beautiful bend of the Missouri River between Columbia and Jefferson City. It’s a short drive to a special place well worth the trip! For directions visit their website.

Also mark your calendar for our annual Watermelon Dance on Friday, July 21st! This will be our last Friday night contra dance for the summer. We’ll have our annual election of the MMTD Board and enjoy watermelon on the break.

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Cooper’s Landing Dance – Tuesday, June 20

Dance by the riverside and watch the glorious sunset at Cooper’s Landing this Tuesday! Join us on June 20 from 6:45 to 8:45 for easy, family-friendly dancing to music by John White, David Cavins and Amber Gaddy. Calling will be provided by MMTD callers.  Food will be available at the Thai Kitchen or at the Cooper’s store. Please, no carry-in food or drink (water bottles should be okay).

Watch Facebook and this website for any cancellations due to the river stage or rain.

If you haven’t been to a Cooper’s Landing Dance, it’s on a beautiful bend of the Missouri River between Columbia and Jefferson City. It’s a short drive to a special place well worth the trip! For directions visit their website.

See you there!

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Contra Dance – Friday, June 16

Join us for the last contra dance in Columbia until July 21! On Friday June 16 the music of our very own 32 Bartenders and calling by Claire Baffaut will combine to make for a fun dance to great music. 32 Bartenders is composed of Tom Verdot on fiddle, Marcie McGuire on keyboards, Rebecca Logan on flute, and Thom Howard on guitar and mandolin.

(Also mark your calendars for the dances at Cooper’s Landing on the third Tuesdays for the rest of the summer: June 20, July 18 and August 15. Details coming soon!)

The dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia, 3910 Peachtree Drive.  Beginners are encouraged to come to an introductory lesson at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $8 for the public, $5 for students and ages 16-25, with free admittance for children 15 and under.

No dance experience is needed and folks of all ages are welcome! No partner needed. Every dance is taught and called throughout the evening to live music. Dancers should wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and soft-soled or leather-soled shoes to preserve the floor—no spike heels or cowboy boots. (Please carry-in appropriate dance shoes as needed.)

Questions? We love introducing beginners to contra dancing and welcome all your questions!  Contact us at mmtdcolumbia@gmail.com or call (573) 825-4698.

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Contra Dance – Friday, June 2

Join us this Friday for contra dancing with music by The Nine Mile Band. The band features John White on fiddle, Jim Ruth on banjo, Amber Gaddy on accordion, and David Cavins on guitar. Jim Thaxter will be calling the dances.

Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia, 3910 Peachtree Drive.  Beginners are encouraged to come to an introductory lesson at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $8 for the public, $5 for students and ages 16-25, with free admittance for children 15 and under.

No dance experience is needed and folks of all ages are welcome! No partner needed. Every dance is taught and called throughout the evening to live music. Dancers should wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and soft-soled or leather-soled shoes to preserve the floor—no spike heels or cowboy boots. (Please carry-in appropriate dance shoes as needed.)

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Riverside Dance – Tuesday, May 23

Dancing down by the riverside is back for the summer! Our first Cooper’s Landing dance is this coming Tuesday, May 23. Dancing is 6:45 to 8:45 with music by John White, David Cavins and Amber Gaddy. Calling will be provided by MMTD callers. The Thai Kitchen is open, there’s water in the river, the sun will be setting as we dance. What could be better???

Watch Facebook and this website for any cancellations due to the river stage or rain.

If you haven’t been to a Cooper’s Landing Dance, it’s on a beautiful bend of the Missouri River where you can watch the sunset over the water while you are dancing! For directions visit their website.

Please, no carry-in food or drink (water bottles should be okay). See you there!

 

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