We dance most first, third, and fifth Fridays (see schedule for details).
We always dance to live music. All ages and experience levels welcome. No partner needed.
Contra Dance at The Ballroom Academy of Columbia, 3906 Peachtree Dr. (faces Monterey Dr.), Columbia, MO 65203
English Country Dance at Trinity Presbyterian Church 1600 Rollins Road.
7:30–10:00 pm (beginners’ lesson at 7:00)
Admission $8.00 ($5.00 for ages 16–25 or with student ID; free for children 15 and under)
- VIRTUAL Dance Gathering on Zoom – Friday, May 15
- VIRTUAL Dance Gathering on Zoom – Friday, May 1
- VIRTUAL Dance Gathering on Zoom – Friday, April 17
- Cancelled: Contra Dance – Mar. 20, 2020 – 32 BarTenders, Caller Claire Bauffaut
- CANCELED: English Country Dance – Mar. 13, 2020 – Caller Jim Thaxter (NOTE: location is in Jefferson City)
Author Archives: Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers
Our caller, Jim Thaxter, developed an interest in traditional dancing about the same time he was discovering the banjo. One thing led to another and he was a regular on the dance floor at the old-time contra dances about 40 … Continue reading
Contra Dance – Friday, Jan. 31st. Our lively dance music will be provided by 32 BarTenders, with Tom Verdot (fiddle and banjo), Rebecca Logan (flute and penny whistle), Thom Howard (guitar and mandolin), and Marcie McGuire (piano). 32 BarTenders mixes up … Continue reading
Contra Dance – Friday, Oct. 18th. Come join us for a contra dance at 3906 Peachtree Drive. We’ll be dancing to a Missouri favorite band, Snor T Horse. We’ll certainly be missing Cathy Barton, but the trio will still bring some … Continue reading
English Country Dance – Friday, Jan. 10th, 2019. Come enjoy the courtly music of the Renaissance period with our master caller, Elizabeth Couture, who will be doing the calling and teaching using recorded music. The music has the same feel as the live … Continue reading
Contra Dance – Friday, January 3rd. Join us for a contra dance at 3906 Peachtree Drive. Our lively music will be provided by the band Three Around Three, a Columbia old-time band featuring Bill Foley on banjo, Cliff White on … Continue reading
Contra Dance – Friday, March 15th. Our lively music will be provided by River Ridge String Band. The band has been playing together for many years. While they play a variety of folk music, their sound is anchored in traditional dance … Continue reading