What’s New:

NEW: All our online Zoom events are on hold for summer break. Decisions about how to proceed in the fall will be posted here and by email. If you do not receive our emails and would like to be added to the list, please contact us at mmtdcolumbia@gmail.com.

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and continue to be so. We look forward to dancing with you again!

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First Friday Zoom Contra

Please join us online Friday, June 5 at 7:30 PM for another Zoom event. The plans include live music by Amber Gaddy and David Cavins and dancing led by Jim Thaxter and Claire Baffaut! This week we will also have a special guest caller, Jeannine Ameduri, joining us from New England!  June 5th is also the birthday of MMTD Board member and musician extraordinaire Molly White. Please join us to help her celebrate. 

Our plan is to host events like this on the first and third Fridays of the month, following our regular contra dance schedule (skipping any 5th Fridays). 

Note: Due to “Zoom bombing” issues during other contra dance events we will no longer be sharing the Zoom link on our website or Facebook. The link will only be sharing with our mailing list. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact us at mmtdcolumbia@gmail.com.

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VIRTUAL Dance Gathering on Zoom – Friday, May 15

As we are still unable to dance together in person, please join us online this Friday, May 15 at 7:30 PM. We’ll hear some music from Molly White and Cliff White and our callers Jim Thaxter and Claire Baffaut will lead us in some dancing.

To join you will need to download the free Zoom app to your computer or phone ahead of time. Then at 7:30 on May 15 click on this link: May 15 Zoom event. You will be able to listen and watch, and, if you activate your video, we will all be able to see your beautiful faces. Hope to see you online.

Also stay tuned for future online events. Our tentative plan is to hold these events on the first and third Fridays of the month, following our regular contra dance schedule. 

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VIRTUAL Dance Gathering on Zoom – Friday, May 1

Our last online event was a fun get together, so we’re planning another for this Friday, May 1st at 7:30 PM. We’ll hear some music from Tom Verdot and Dave Para and our caller Jim Thaxter will lead us in some dancing, either solo or with your housemates. Jim will give us tips on how to dance with a “ghost” partner and neighbors, so put on your dancing shoes and clear a little space for dancing! We’ll also have time to chat. We miss you and hope you will check in and let us know how you are doing!  

To join you will need to download the free Zoom app to your computer or phone ahead of time. Then at 7:30 on May 1st click on this link: May 1 Zoom event. You will be able to listen and watch, and, if you activate your video, we will all be able to see your beautiful faces. Hope to see you online.

Also stay tuned for future online events. Our tentative plan is to hold these events on the first and third Fridays of the month, following our regular contra dance schedule. 

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VIRTUAL Dance Gathering on Zoom – Friday, April 17

Our Contra Dance that was scheduled for Friday, April 17th was to feature music by popular band Snor T Horse with calling by Claire Baffaut. As you probably already know, all of our dances are currently cancelled, at least through May 8. While we are missing our dance friends, the board thought we would try an experiment. You are invited to join our Zoom call this Friday at the regular dance time. You will need to download the Zoom app on your phone or computer ahead of time. Then at 7:30 Friday, click on this link to join the event: Virtual Dance.

The band will play for us in two segments from their two separate venues. We’ll hear from Dave Para on guitar and Erika Gerety on bass from one location and from Mike Fraser on fiddle and Tenley Hansen on keyboards in another. Claire Baffaut will teach us a simple dance from Poland. We hope you will join us! Watch for future similar events.

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