It’s dancing time!

We have several opportunities to dance in the next few weeks. Check ’em out!

MMTD CONTRA DANCE FRIDAY–MAY 30, 2013–at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia

We have a very special treat this week on Friday, May 30th, 7:30-10:30! Since it’s the 5th Friday, we have our Callers’ Jam. Fine music will be provided by Dance Around Three (Pippa Letsky and Friends). The callers, who are becoming more and more experienced, are Claire Baffaut, Rhett Hartmann and Betsy Collins. Join us for a fun and lively evening! Admission is $8 for the public, $5 for students and ages 16-25, with free admittance for children 15 and under. 

MMTD CONTRA DANCE–FRIDAY, June 6, 2013–at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia

The band River Ridge will provide the music for Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers’ (MMTD) contra dance on Friday, June 6, 7:30-10:30. The dances will be called by Paula McFarling. Admission is $8 for the public, $5 for students and ages 16-25, with free admittance for children 15 and under.

MMTD CONTRA DANCE–Tuesday, June 17, 2013–Cooper’s Landing

Join us down by the river for a summer evening of contra dance and music on Tuesday, June 17, 7:00 to 9:00. Beginners welcome! The callers will teach you everything you need to know and will call throughout the dance. Live music! FREE!

COLUMBIA SQUARE DANCE–Thursday, June 19, 2013–8:00 p.m. at Cafe Berlin

Then meet us at the Cafe Berlin for an old-time square dance, Thursday, June 19, 8:00. Open calling. Live music. FREE! It doesn’t get any better than this!


MMTD’s dances are fun, community-oriented events that do not require prior dance experience. Individuals of all ages are welcome, as well as couples and groups. Every dance is taught and called throughout the evening to live music. Beginners are encouraged to come to an introductory lesson at 7:00 p.m. Dancers should wear lightweight, comfortable clothing. No “costumes” needed. When dancing at the Ballroom, please wear soft-soled shoes (no spike heels or cowboy boots) to protect the wood floor.

MMTD sponsors regular contra and English Country dances throughout the year.

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