CANCELLED: Contra Dance – Friday, December 16

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Mound City Slickers with Valerie Young calling, April, 2016

NOTICE: Due to weather and road conditions the December 16th dance has been cancelled. The next contra dance is Friday, December 30th.  Mark your calendars!

Don’t miss our next December 16th contra dance, when the Mound City Slickers will be returning to treat us to old-time fiddle tunes and other vintage music.  Made up of veterans of other St. Louis string bands, the Mound City Slickers are one of St. Louis’ finest and best-loved string bands.  The line-up will feature Lindell Blackford and Bill Stewart on fiddles, Bob Clark on banjo, Sean Belt on banjo-ukulele, Rich Hibbs on guitar, and Rich Egan on piano. Our own Jim Thaxter will be our caller for the evening, guiding us through the dances.

The dance 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.

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. 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.)

For more information call 573-825-4698.

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