Dance Schedule

Mid-Missouri Traditionial Dancers holds regular contra dances in Columbia and Ashland, MO:

  • Third Fridays: Ashland American Legion Post 152, 123 E Broadway, Ashland, MO 65010.
  • First and some fifth Saturdays: Columbia Independent School, 1801 North Stadium Blvd., Columbia, MO 65202
  • Beginner’s lesson at 7pm. Dancing from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. You do not need to have any experience with contra dancing or come with a partner to participate. Everyone is welcome!
  • New full admission price: $10; Listener and student price: $5; 16 and under: Free

*Updated COVID policy: Masks and full vaccination are encouraged, but not required.

WINTER/SPRING 2023 SCHEDULE: (Subject to change. Sign up for our emails at to receive updates or follow us on Facebook)

Saturday, January 7, 2023 – Columbia Independent School – Music: Pippa & Friends, Calling: John Petter

Friday, January 20 -Ashland American Legon – Music: Dave & Amber, Calling: Paula McFarling

Saturday, February 4- Columbia Independent School – Music: Snorty Horse, Calling: Jim Thaxter

Friday, February 17 – Ashland American Legion – Music: Paul Fotsch & Friends, Calling: Claire Baffaut

March 4 – NO DANCE due to True/False Film Festival

March 17-19 – Spring Breakdown Dance Weekend – Capital Ritz Dance Center, Jefferson City

Saturday, April 1 – Columbia Independent School – Music: River Ridge String Band, Calling: Claire Baffaut

Friday, April 21 – Ashland American Legion- Music: Dave & Amber, Calling: John Petter

Saturday, May 6 – Ashland American Legion (Please note this is not our usual first Saturday location) – Music: Coreopsis, Calling: Jim Thaxter

Friday, May 19 – Ashland American Legion – Music: Mound City Slickers, Calling: Paula McFarling

Saturday, June 3 – Columbia Independent School – Music: 32 BarTenders, Calling: Claire Baffaut

Friday, June 16 – Ashland American Legion – Music: Pippa & Friends, Calling: Jim Thaxter