Contra Dance — Friday, May 2, 2014

THE PUGS, WITH JIM THAXTER CALLING

 Jim Thaxter loves calling for beginners and experienced dancers alike.

Jim Thaxter loves calling for beginners and experienced dancers alike.

Join us this Friday for a lively evening of old-time dance and music!

The Pugs (John Williams on fiddle, Jim Ruth on banjo, Kathy Gordon on bass, and Dave Cavins on guitar) will provide the music for Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers’ (MMTD) contra dance on Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia, 3910 Peachtree Drive. Admission to each dance is $8 for the public, $5 for students and ages 16-25, with free admittance for children 15 and under.

MMTD’s dances are fun, community-oriented events that do not require prior dance experience. Individuals of all ages are welcome, as well as couples and groups. Every dance is taught and called throughout the evening to live music. Beginners are encouraged to come to an introductory lesson at 7:00 p.m. 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.)

MMTD sponsors regular contra and English Country dances throughout the year.

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