Dance-a-Palooza—October 12–14, 2012

Lots of dancing coming up this beautiful fall weekend! 4 in 3 days! Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun! Come one, come all!

Friday night, October 12—English Country Dance

  • First Christian Church. Beginners’ session at 7:00.
  • Band: 32 Bartenders (Tom Verdot, fiddle; Thom Howard, guitar and mandolin; Marcie McGuire, keyboard).
  • Calling: Jim Thaxter
  • Admission $7.00 ($4.00 ages 16–25 or with student ID)
  • Sponsored by Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers; funding from Columbia’s Office of Cultural Affairs

Come experience the roots of contra dance with dances that range from the 1600s to present.

Saturday noon, October 13—Demo Dance

  • Noon at the Bridge (across from Ernie’s)
  • Band: The T(h)oms
  • Callers: Jim Thaxter and Krishna Fogle

Be part of Artrageous Weekend with about an hour of dancing to promote the activity we all love so well. Help spread the joy to new people and be a dance ambassador.

Saturday night, October 13—Hallsville Square Dance

  • Hallsville community building (east from the traffic light).
  • Old-time jam at 4:00. Pot luck dinner at 6:00, dancing at 7:00.
  • Donations gratefully accepted to help pay for the hall rental.

Rumor has it there will be some special guests this month, Phil and Vivian Williams (Voyager Recordings and Publications) from the Seattle, WA, area will share their music, and they might have some friends from Canada along to lead some dancing. An unusual treat for us in mid-Missouri.

Sunday afternoon, October 14—Family Dance

  • Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School, Columbia, MO. Dancing from 2:00–3:30 pm.
  • Band: Nine Mile
  • Callers: Jim Thaxter and Krishna Fogle
  • Suggested donation $5 per family gratefully accepted to help pay the band and caller.

An intergenerational dance for the whole family. Dance to some great old Missouri fiddle tunes. As usual, all dances will be taught. See

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