Contra Dance with Doc Tyler & the Hoosier String Ticklers, Friday, March 16, 2012

We are in luck!!  Doc Tyler & the Hoosier String Ticklers, with Will Mentor calling, are on tour in the Midwest, and will be playing at our contra dance, Friday, March 16.

Will Mentor, contra and square dance caller. Photo source: http://sactocds.org/bios/will-mentor.html

Will Mentor is a contra and square dance caller from Northern Vermont known for his clear teaching, upbeat wit, and relaxed stage presence.   He loves to choreograph evenings with a variety of dances and tempos that at times surprise and always delight, all the while keeping intact his guiding principle as a caller: “It’s about the dancers!”

The all-star band from three states and a combined 90 or so years of experience includes fiddler Paul Tyler of the famed Volo Bogtrotters, St Louis’s Jim Nelson (of the Ill-Mo Boys and others) on guitar, Robert Freeman of Wabash Valley Cannonballs fame on banjo, and the Rhythm Method’s Dedo Norris on string bass.

  • Where—First Christian Church, Tenth and Walnut, Columbia, Missouri (north entrance under the driveway canopy)
  • When—7:30–10:30 pm (beginners’ lesson at 7:00)

Admission $7.00 ($4.00 for ages 16–25 or with student ID; free for children 15 and under).

If you’re new to contra dancing, we encourage you to come to the beginners’ lesson at 7:00.

Financial assistance for this event has been provided by the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs.

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