Dance to Pat & Possum with Claire Baffaut calling

MMTD Contra Dance with Pat & Possum and Claire Baffaut

Saturday, May 21st, at the Columbia Independent School, 1801 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia, MO 65202
Doors at 7, concert at 7:30 pm

Join us Saturday, May 21st, for another great night of contra dancing! This one features great music by Patt Plunkett and Charlie Walden (aka Patt & Possum.)This duo from the Midwest pumps out so much melody and rhythm you’ll think there’s a five-piece ensemble hidden behind a curtain somewhere. As seasoned dance musicians, Patt & Possum play music sure to get you off your seat and out onto the dance floor!. Calling will be by Claire Baffaut, who always calls wonderful, dynamic dances.

We ask that you follow these rules to reduce the chances of disease transmission:

  • Everyone show proof of full vaccination (including boosters, if eligible) or negative PCR Covid test within the last 48 hours.
  • All participants must wear masks at all times.

We know some of this seems onerous, but we beg your indulgence as we tiptoe back into this in-person thing. All rules will be re-evaluated as conditions (hopefully) continue to improve.

Admission: $8.00 or $5.00 for students, 15 and under free.
Come at 7pm for a refresher lesson and dancing and music will begin at 7:30pm.

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Dance to Kaw Creek & Claire Baffaut, Friday, May 6

Join us Friday, May 6th, for another great night of contra dancing! This one will be a real treat as we have Kaw Creek playing for us. Kaw Creek consists of Alice Boyle on fiddle and Robert Rosenberg on guitar. Many of you might remember them as one half of the band Steam that provided music for our wonderful 2019 Spring Breakdown. So, you don’t want to miss this one. Calling will be by Claire Baffaut. Who always calls wonderful, dynamic dances. If you haven’t been to our Ashland venue, come check it out! The dance floor is great, and the drive is shorter than you think! (The American Legion Post is at 123 E Broadway in Ashland.)

We ask that you follow these rules to reduce the chances of disease transmission:
• Everyone show proof of full vaccination (including boosters, if eligible) or negative PCR Covid test within the last 48 hours.
• All participants must wear masks at all times.

We know some of this seems onerous, but we beg your indulgence as we tiptoe back into this in-person thing. All rules will be re-evaluated as conditions (hopefully) continue to improve.

Admission: $8.00 or $5.00 for students, 15 and under free.

Come at 7pm for a refresher lesson and dancing and music will begin at 7:30pm.

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Contra Dance with Paul Fotsch & Friends and Jim Thaxter

Friday, April 29, at 123 E Broadway, Ashland, MO 65010
Doors at 7, dance at 7:30 pm

Join us for another great night of contra dancing! We’ll enjoy the music of Paul Fotsch & Friends, with dances called by Jim Thaxter. If you haven’t been to our Ashland venue, come check it out. The dance floor is great and the location is easy to get to from either Columbia or Jefferson City. 

For now we ask that you continue to follow these rules to reduce the chances of Covid disease transmission:
• Everyone show proof of full vaccination (including boosters, if eligible) or negative PCR Covid test within the last 48 hours.
• All participants must wear masks at all times.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation with these rules. 

Admission: $8.00 or $5.00 for students, 15 and under free.

Come at 7pm for a refresher lesson. Dancing and music will begin at 7:30pm. 

You can park on the street in front of the American Legion hall. If you can’t find a spot, there’s plenty of parking in back and you may use the back door.

Hope to see you on the dance floor!

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Contra Dance with 32 BarTenders and caller Jim Thaxter


Saturday, April 16 at the Columbia Independent School, 1801 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia, MO 65202
Doors at 7, dancing at 7:30 pm

Join us for an intoxicating cocktail of tunes from American, Irish, English, and French traditions from local favorites, 32 BarTenders. Providing our calling for the evening will be our own Jim Thaxter. With that mix, it promises to be a fantastic evening of dancing.

We continue with our rules to reduce the chances of disease transmission:

  • Everyone show proof of full vaccination (including boosters, if eligible) or negative PCR Covid test within the last 48 hours.
  • All participants must wear masks at all times.
  • All participants will be required to sign waiver forms. Print and sign the form ahead of time, then bring it with you to save time at the door. Download the waiver form here: https://mmtd.wordpress.com/liability-waiver-form/

We know some of this seems onerous, but we beg your indulgence as we tiptoe back into this in-person thing. All rules will be re-evaluated as conditions (hopefully) continue to improve.

Admission is the same as before:  $8.00 or $5.00 for students, 15 and under free.

Come at 7pm for a refresher lesson and dancing and music will begin at 7:30pm.

Looking forward to seeing you all!
MMTD Board

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