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NEW: Cooper’s Landing Dance: Tuesday, August 9th

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Tuesday, August 9th: Contra Dance at Cooper’s Landing

Contra Dance at Cooper’s Landing
Tuesday, August 9th, at 11505 S Smith Hatchery Rd, Columbia, MO 65203
7:00 – 9:00pm

Have you all seen the weather forecast for Tuesday?! Should be a perfect evening for dancing down by the river.

Join us as down by the river as MMTD continues its monthly Cooper’s Landing dances on the second Tuesday of every month through the summer. 7-9pm.

This month, River Ridge String Band will be providing the tunes. Veteran caller, Jim Thaxter, will be calling the dances.

Come for the music and dancing, stay for spectacular sunsets! The dancing and music is free. The view is priceless. Tips gladly accepted. Beverages are available for purchase from Cooper’s and Mia Taco truck will be available until 8pm. Drink, Dance, and Dine local.

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July 12th Dance at Cooper’s Landing

Come join us down by the riverside! For this time of year, the weather forecast is looking fairly reasonable, and it’s always cooler down by the river! We are continuing our monthly MMTD Cooper’s Landing dances on the second Tuesday of every month through the summer. 7-9pm. 

Come for the dancing, stay for spectacular sunsets!

The dancing and music is free. Tips are gladly accepted. Beverages are available for purchase from Cooper’s and it looks like the food truck for the evening will be Mia Taco Truck. No COVID-related requirements for this outdoor dance open to to the public.

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Two dances this week: Cooper’s Landing and Columbia

Cooper’s Landing Dance: Tuesday, June 14th, at 11505 S Smith Hatchery Rd, Columbia, MO 65203
7:00 – 9:00pm

Sure, it’s gonna be hot, but so will the music! And the drinks will be cold.

Join us as down by the river as MMTD continues its monthly Cooper’s Landing dances on the second Tuesday of every month through the summer. 7-9pm. 

This month, Paul Fotsch and friends (Cliff White on guitar and Kathy Gordon on bass) will be providing the tunes.

Come for the dancing, stay for spectacular sunsets!

The dancing and music is free. Tips gladly accepted. Beverages are available for purchase from Cooper’s and there will likely be a food truck. No COVID-related requirements for this outdoor dance open to to the public.

Contra Dance: Saturday, June 18th, at the Columbia Independent School, 1801 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia, MO 65202
Doors at 7, concert at 7:30 pm

Join us Saturday, June 18th, for our last dance of the season!

This one features music by The Campeau Creek Boys. Calling will be by John Petter, a veteran caller from Illinois who recently moved to Columbia and joined the MMTD fold.

After this dance, MMTD will be taking our annual summer vacation, so you don’t want to miss this one!

We ask that you follow these rules to reduce the chances of disease transmission:

  • Everyone show proof of full vaccination (including boosters, if eligible) or negative PCR Covid test within the last 48 hours.
  • All participants must wear masks at all times.

We know some of this seems onerous, but we beg your indulgence as we tiptoe back into this in-person thing. All rules will be re-evaluated as conditions (hopefully) continue to improve.

Admission: $8.00 or $5.00 for students, 15 and under free.
Come at 7pm for a refresher lesson and dancing and music will begin at 7:30pm.

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Dance to the Mound City Slickers – Friday, June 3

MMTD Contra Dance with the Mound City Slickers, with calling by Claire Baffaut
Friday, June 3, at 123 E Broadway, Ashland, MO 65010
Doors at 7, dance at 7:30 pm

Join us for another great night of contra dancing! The Mound City Slickers play old-time string band music with passion, drive, and a great sense of humor. Hailing from the St. Louis region, The Slickers have played festivals, house concerts and more than a few contra and square dances throughout Missouri and Illinois. Steeped in tradition, their concerts are a unique mix of hard-driving dance tunes, country harmonies, Midwest fiddle tunes, rags, and other surprises that have made them favorites of the old-time string band scene. Their high-energy playing and ear for a good tune make for good listening, good dancing, and good times.

If you haven’t given our Ashland venue a try, this is the time to do it! The dance floor is great and this band is a lot of fund to dance to.

For now we ask that you continue to follow these rules to reduce the chances of Covid disease transmission:
• Everyone show proof of full vaccination (including boosters, if eligible) or negative PCR Covid test within the last 48 hours.
• All participants must wear masks at all times.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation with these rules. 

Admission: $8.00 or $5.00 for students, 15 and under free.

Come at 7pm for a refresher lesson. Dancing and music will begin at 7:30pm. 

You can park on the street in front of the American Legion hall. If you can’t find a spot, there’s plenty of parking in back and you may use the back door.

Hope to see you on the dance floor!

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