English Country Dance, Friday, January 8

It’s been weeks since the last dance, but it’s finally time to break out your dancin’ shoes again! Join us for our first English Country Dance of the new year this Friday, January 8. We’ll dance to the live music of 32 Bartenders, with Jim Thaxter calling. The band will play their wonderful arrangements of music ranging from the 18th century to the present day. 32 Bartenders is Tom Verdot on fiddle, Thom Howard on guitar and mandolin, Rebecca Logan on flute and Marcie McGuire on keyboards.32-bartenders

Please note the NEW LOCATION for the English Dances: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Rollins Road.  Click here for a map.

The dance starts at 7:30 p.m. and there will be an introductory lesson at 7:00. Admission is $8 for the public, $5 for students and ages 16-25, with free admittance for children 15 and under.

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. No partner needed. Every dance is taught and called throughout the evening to live music. Dancers should wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and soft-soled or leather-soled shoes to preserve the floor—no spike heels or cowboy boots. (Please carry-in appropriate dance shoes as needed.)

Many thanks to the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs for their support of our English Country Dance series.

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