Spring Breakdown Dance Weekend — March 15–17, 2013

Polish up your dancing shoes, put on your finest swirly skirt or ironic t-shirt and join us for some or all of our 12th annual dance weekend!

We are very excited to announce that Contrazz will be providing the music, with Seth Tepfer calling for Spring Breakdown 2013. We will be dancing in the fabulous Kimball Ballroom in Lela Raney Wood Hall (6 N. College Avenue) on Stephens College campus, near downtown Columbia, Missouri.  The festivities include a concert at the library on Thursday, dances on Friday & Saturday evenings, after-dance socials, dance and song workshops on Saturday, and a brunch, waltz, and farewell dance on Sunday. (See full weekend schedule below.)

  • Full weekend price — $85 ($50 for students 16–25 years old)
  • Individual evening dances$20 ($12 for students 16–25 years old)
  • Saturday workshops$12 ($6 for students 16–25)
  • Sunday waltz and dance — $18 ($10 for students 16–25)

Weekend Schedule

Thursday – March 14

  • 7:00-7:45 p.m. A Bag of Songs and Stories (all ages) – David DiGiuseppe & Diane PettewayDaniel Boone Regional Library, 100 West Broadway 

Friday – March 15

  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (with lunch break) – Callers’ Workshop
  • 8:00 – 11:15 p.m. – Evening dance
  • 11:30 p.m. – After-Dance reception

Saturday – March 16

  • 10:30 a.m. – Noon – English Country Dancing
  • 10:30 a.m. – Noon – Gathering of Song
  • 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Examination of Contra Corners
  • 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. – Color Outside the Lines
  • 8:00 – 11:15 p.m. – Evening Dance
  • 11:30 p.m. – After-Dance reception

Sunday – March 17

  • 10:30 a.m. – Noon – Potluck Brunch
  • 11:30 a.m. – Open Waltzing and It Takes Two ($$) to Waltz
  • 12:30 – 2:30 – Farewell Dance

Here’s a taste of what you can expect. Don’t miss it!

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

Check out these photos by Luc Goldstein (editing by Dan Goldstein) and stories in the Columbia Daily Tribune here and here.

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