Category Archives: Contra Dances

Potluck and Contra Dance – Friday, September 15

Join us for the beginning of the Fall season of dancing with a potluck and dance at Columbia’s Cosmo Park, in the Dexheimer Shelter, on Friday, September 15. The potluck is scheduled for 6:00 pm and will be followed by … Continue reading

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Annual Watermelon Dance – Friday, July 21

Come join us for our annual Watermelon Dance this Friday, July 21! This is also our last Friday night dance until Fall, so you don’t want to miss it!  This is also our last dance at the Ballroom Academy. We will … Continue reading

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Contra Dance – Friday, June 16

Join us for the last contra dance in Columbia until July 21! On Friday June 16 the music of our very own 32 Bartenders and calling by Claire Baffaut will combine to make for a fun dance to great music. 32 Bartenders is composed … Continue reading

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Contra Dance – Friday, June 2

Join us this Friday for contra dancing with music by The Nine Mile Band. The band features John White on fiddle, Jim Ruth on banjo, Amber Gaddy on accordion, and David Cavins on guitar. Jim Thaxter will be calling the dances. … Continue reading

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Contra Dance – Friday, May 19

The last dance in our “Bring Them Home” series featuring special music is Friday, May 19, when MMTD will welcome the Campeau Creek Boys. Jim Thaxter will be our caller for the evening.  More about the band: Fred Campeau (from … Continue reading

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Contra Dance – Friday, May 5

We once again welcome special out-of-town musical guests* for our contra dance on Friday, May 5, when Snor T Horse will play, with Paula McFarling calling! Snor T Horse is composed of Cathy Barton, Dave Para, Tenley Hansen, and Mike … Continue reading

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Contra Dance – Friday, April 21

Funding provided by the Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs is making possible a series of special musicians for four of the Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers contra dances this year. The “Bringing it Home” series showcases the current generation of master fiddlers and accompanists who … Continue reading

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