English Country Dance – Friday, Oct. 13 This Fall’s season of MMTD’s English Country Dance begins this Friday, Oct. 13th! THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES. Our master caller, Jim Thaxter, will be doing all the calling and teaching. This year we will be using recorded music instead of a live band. The music will have the same feel as the live band with some tunes stately or courtly, some lively, and some playful, with compositions ranging from the 1600s through the present.
Beginners are encouraged to come to an introductory lesson at 7:00 p.m. The dance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 W. Rollins Road (at the intersection of Maplewood Dr. and Rollins), which is between West Blvd. and Stadium Blvd. a bit east of Russel School. Click here for a map. Price of admission is being lowered to $5 for the public, $3 for students/youth ages 16-25, and free for children 15 and under.
MMTD dances are fun, community-oriented events. All are welcome, no dance experience is necessary. Come alone (no partner is needed) or with a friend. Couples and groups are welcome, too. 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.
Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers sponsors regular contra and English Country Dances throughout the year. English dances are supported by the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs.