Dance Weekend 2019

Spring Breakdown 2019, March 29-31

At Capital Ritz in the Capital City (Jefferson City, MO)

STEAM! is our band for 2019!
Eventbrite - 18th Annual Spring Breakdown Contra Dance Weekend

We are very excited to announce that STEAM! will be our band for 2019! STEAM brings power, energy, and fun to dance halls around the country. The band is David Firestone (mandolin, bouzouki, and mandola), Alice Boyle (fiddle), Robert Rosenberg (guitar and banjo), and Claire Zucker (bohran, concertina, clogging, and vocals.) STEAM has spent many years jamming for two weeks straight at the Carp Camp of the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. They love to jam and will be offering a workshop on how to play in a contra band as well as leading jam sessions at the after-dance socials on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Capital Ritz Dance Center in Jefferson City is our venue for the 2019 dance. We’ll miss the beautiful Kimball Ballroom this year, but Capital Ritz is also a great dance venue, with an excellent dance floor and plenty of room. We will be able to bring in our own snacks and have the Sunday brunch at the venue. There is ample parking next to the building. We will be taking advantage of a couple Jefferson City attractions for the after-dance social/jam sessions. Friday night we will be at The Mission, a music venue and bar with a nice dance floor. Saturday we will be at local landmark, Paddy Malone’s Irish Pub

Callers will be announced. To make sure everyone sounds their very best, we are lucky to have Sam Griffin handling the sound.

Preregistration. Online registration is now open! Click on the orange link above. Register by March 7 to get the discounted weekend rate, which includes all dances, the Saturday workshops, and social events. The early bird weekend rate is only $70, $35 for students. After March 7 the weekend rate will be $80, $45 for students. Workshops are $10, $5 students. There will be a $5 listener option available again this year. A printable registration form is available here! If you’re on our mailing list you will also receive one in the mail. You can also pay at the door.

Hotels and Home Hospitality.   Limited home hospitality will be available in Jefferson City and in Columbia. Car pooling from Columbia will be available.

Map for Capital Ritz, 2716 Plaza Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

Schedule of Events

Want to help out? It takes many people working many hours to put together a great dance weekend like Spring Breakdown! We need folks to help at the registration table, after-dance receptions, and the Sunday brunch. Contact Jan Harcourt, Spring Breakdown Committee Chair for more information.