What’s New:

NEW: Friday, June 25, Virtual Concert with Paul Fotsch

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We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and continue to be so. We look forward to the time when we can dance in person again!

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Concert with Paul Fotsch, Friday, June 25

Join us Friday, June 25, at 7:30 PM, for an evening with long time local musician, Paul Fotsch. Paul toured nationally for 25 years as part of Paul & Win Grace & Family. He has played at places as diverse as New York’s Lincoln Center, Winfield, The Winnipeg Folk Festival and craft fairs, music festivals, community concerts and other events and dances too numerous to mention. As a solo performer now, he is skilled on the fiddle, guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin and harmonica and has a lifelong love of singing. He brings a vast repertoire of songs and tunes, ranging from traditional old time to more contemporary. He will entertain you with toe-tapping fiddle tunes, silly songs and even lovely ballads. With something old and something new, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

There will be no called dances this evening, but there should be plenty of opportunities to dance along if you are so moved.

The Zoom link to join the event has been sent to the MMTD email list. If you are not receiving our emails and want the link, please send a request to mmtdcolumbia@gmail.com. Or, you can also watch and listen on Facebook live at either our MMTD page: https://www.facebook.com/midmotraditionaldancers or our MMTD group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mmtd.com

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Virtual Concert and Dance: Friday, May 28 with Dave and Amber and calling by Suze St. John

Join us via Zoom for an online concert and dance featuring music by Amber Gaddy and Dave Cavins, and calling to recorded music by Suze St. John. Friday, May 28 at 7:30 PM Central Time.

Amber and Dave are Columbia favorites and a staple of the mid-Missouri old-time music scene. Suze St. John from Arizona has become a Zoom dance calling expert and knows how to communicate dance moves to a wide range of people.

The Zoom link to join the event will be sent to the MMTD email list. If you are not receiving our emails and want the link, please send a request to mmtdcolumbia@gmail.com.

You can watch and listen on Facebook live at either our MMTD page: https://www.facebook.com/midmotraditionaldancers or our MMTD group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mmtd.como

If you haven’t tried online dancing, yet, you should give it a try. You dance in your own living room alone or as a couple with other “ghost” dancers. It works remarkably well and is a lot of fun. It’s not the same as in person dancing, but for the time being, it’s the next best thing! We hope you can join us for this great evening of music and dancing!

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All Hands In Gala, May 8

Join us on Saturday, May 8th for our Gala –

Celebrating One Year of Virtual Dancing!

Doors at 6:00PM, dance from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Central

Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers is collaborating with communities across North America to produce a special Gala evening, celebrating one year of virtual dance.

Volunteers, bands, callers, sound techs, and organizers have all put in much effort over the past year to keep our communities connected, as we’ve found a way to dance in our homes. This special evening will honor those who have contributed to this creative effort.

We are thrilled to present twelve bands and eleven callers, as we pay tribute to the dance communities across North America:

  • Cosmic Otters w/Katie Zukof (Bloomington)
  • Box & String Trio w/Donna Hunt (Mt. Airy)
  • Corwin & Grace w/Becky Liddle (Toronto)
  • Maivish w/Louise Siddons (Scissortail/Oklahoma)
  • Reelplay w/Cis Hinkle (Atlanta)
  • Countercurrent w/Michael Karcher (Lake City/Seattle)
  • Gròóvåtrøñ w/Janine Smith (Glen Echo/DC Area)
  • Smith & Stam w/JoLaine Jones-Pokorney (Gainesville)
  • Audrey & Max w/Claire Takemori (SF Bay Area)
  • Bethany & Glen w/Sue Gola (Mt. Airy)
  • Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand w/Drew Delaware (All Hands In Collective)
  • The Figments (Waltz)

Wear something sparkly or fancy, and join us for what will be an action-packed evening of pure joy and celebration! To attend the dance, click on the following link:

http://contradance.link/allhandsin

Join the event at 6:00PM Central on Saturday to join our community social room. There will be a brief introduction to virtual dancing at 6:30PM, and dancing will begin promptly thereafter.

Recommended donation is $10. All of our callers and helpers are volunteering, to help our musicians during a difficult time. You can make your donation to our musicians at this link: https://contradance.link/donation. Donations will be shared across the musicians participating, so please give generously.

See you at the dance!

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Fiddler’s Roundtable, Friday April 23, 7:30 PM Central

Join us for a special evening of Missouri fiddling with our Fiddler’s Roundtable, featuring Little Dixie style fiddler John Williams of Central Missouri and Ozark style fiddlers Nathan Lee McAlister and David Scrivner from Southern Missouri.

John, Nathan, and David will be discussing and demonstrating some of the regional styles of fiddle playing and will treat us to a variety of tunes. There will be no called dances this evening, but there should be ample opportunity to clog, two-step, polka, waltz and otherwise cut a rug to the great tunes from these three great fiddler players.

The Zoom link to join the event will be sent to the MMTD email list. If you are not receiving our emails and want the link, please send a request ASAP to mmtdcolumbia@gmail.com. Or, you can also watch and listen on Facebook live at either our MMTD page: https://www.facebook.com/midmotraditionaldancers or our MMTD group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mmtd.como

We hope you can join us for this great evening of music!

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