What’s New:

NEW: Virtual Dance to live music with STEAM! Friday, October 23. For details on how to join, check your 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 the time when we can dance in person again!

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Virtual Dance to Live Music with STEAM!

Join us Friday, October 23 at 7:30 PM for a special Zoom event: the chance to dance to live music with STEAM! We are lucky that all four band members are together in one place, so they can provide live music while band member Claire Zucker calls the dances. Don’t miss this!  The link to join the event will be sent to the MMTD email list. If you aren’t on the list, contact us at mmtdcolumbia@gmail.com to be added. The emails are sent using the MailChimp service and may go to your spam or other folder. Please add the address to your contacts so that you can be sure to see the emails.

STEAM! is Alice Boyle on fiddle, Robert Rosenberg on guitar, Claire Zucker on bodhran and calling, David Firestine on mandolin.

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“All Hands In” virtual dance event, Saturday, September 12

NEW! This Saturday night, September 12, MMTD will be joining with groups across North America for the kickoff of All Hands In, a virtual dance event, organized by the Toronto Dance community! “Doors” open at 6:00 PM for social time, with music and dancing starting at 6:30 PM. The event will end at 7:45 PM.

Music will be provided by two contra “rock stars”: fiddler Audrey Knuth (Wake Up Robin, Gaslight Tinkers, Free Raisins, Root System, Audacious) and guitarist Max Newman (The Stringrays, Nor’Easter, etc.). Caller will be Claire Takemori, known for sharing the joy of music, dance & community from coast to coast and beyond, and more recently for calling many virtual dances.

Details for how to attend the online event are in the MMTD email sent September 9th. If you didn’t receive the email and would like to be on our mailing list, contact us at mmtdcolumbia@gmail.com.

MMTD will be participating in All Hands In every 2nd Saturday of the month, until we can dance in person again. Also watch for news for our local virtual events to be held every 4th Friday, beginning September 25th. Mark your calendars and see you at the dance!

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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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