Our annual MMTD Spring Breakdown dance weekend is almost here! It’s time to complete your plans to attend this fun dance event right here in Columbia, MO, from March 16-19! This event draws people from all over the country and here are a few reasons why:
Always great music, this year by the Vermont-based trio Skippin’ Cats! Mary Lea on violin, Mary Cay Brass on accordion and keyboards, and Sam Bartlett on mandolin, guitar, and banjo. (Side note, check out Sam’s art. Very fun!)
Great calling, this year featuring Susan Kevra, known for her warm and clear calling around the country and in Europe.
Beautiful dance venue, the gorgeous ’30s era Kimball Ballroom.
Late night parties in the art-filled Orr Street Studios.
Workshops including waltzing, French dancing, and yoga.
Free concert by the Skippin’ Cats Thursday, March 16, 7 PM at the Columbia Public Library.
Plus there’s lots of registration options! Come for only $5/dance for music lovers who don’t wish to dance. (Listener’s tickets available at the door.) Relatively new to contra dancing? Try one night, either the Friday night dance for $20 ($12 for students) or Saturday night dance for $25 ($15 students). Or for committed dancers, register for the whole weekend for $90 ($50 students) and enjoy all the dances and workshops. Register online or at the door before any dance or workshop.
Want to give an hour to help make this event possible? We could use more help at the registration tables and at the social events. Contact volunteer coordinator Jan Harcourt
PS: There’s no monthly English Country Dance in March, so no dance Friday, March 10. But you can still dance in the CoMO area this weekend, at the monthly Hallsville Square Dance on Saturday, March 11.