Dance to River Ridge with Claire calling

Last time went so well, let’s do it again!

Join us on April 1st for an evening of driving, dynamic dance tunes from River Ridge String Band and creative dances from Claire Baffaut. No foolin’!

This one will be at our other venue, the American Legion Post in Ashland, 123 E Broadway.

We will continue with the same rules for now:

• 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.

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Welcome back to in-person contra dancing! March 19

It’s finally happening!!!

Thanks everyone for your patience as we rode the Covid rollercoaster, but conditions have improved to the point that we feel comfortable having an in-person event!

Join us for an evening of tunes and dances. Amber Gaddy and Dave Cavins will be providing the music and Claire Baffaut and Jim Thaxter will be our callers. All are gonna come prepared to offer a selection of couples dances, square dances, and contras depending on the interest and comfort level of those who show up.

PLEASE NOTE: We will have some rules:

• 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.

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CANCELED: 32 BarTenders Live Concert


Friday, January 7 at the American Legion Post 152, 123 E Broadway in Ashland

Doors at 7, concert at 7:30 pm

Breaking News! In-person events are back this January, 2022! For now, we are offering concerts rather than dances. Events will follow this schedule:

  • 1st and 5th Fridays: Ashland American Legion Post 152, 123 E Broadway, Ashland, MO 65010.
  • Saturday following the 3rd Friday: Columbia Independent School, 1801 North Stadium Blvd., Columbia, MO 65202

PLEASE NOTE: We ask that you adhere to the following conditions to attend:

  • Everyone show proof of full vaccination (including boosters, if eligible) or negative Covid test within the last 48 hours.
  • Everyone properly wear a mask at all times
  • Everyone sign a waiver of liability

Concert starts at 7:30. Doors will open at 7, so come early to take care of the paperwork. We will have a generous intermission half way through to give everyone a chance to catch up with all our friends we have missed so much!
Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for students.

32 BarTenders mixes up a cocktail of tunes from American, Irish, English and French traditions with a twist of original tunes and a splash of swing and tango. With Tom Verdot on fiddle and banjo, Rebecca Logan on flute and penny whistle, Thom Howard on guitar and mandolin, and Marcie McGuire on piano.

Parking is on the street in front of the American Legion. There is also ample parking in a lot in the back, and a back door into the venue.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

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Patt & Possum, Friday, October 1

Join us online at 7:30 PM on Friday, October 1, for an evening of tunes with “Patt and Possum” aka Patt Plucket and Charlie Walden! While we had hoped to be back to in-person dancing by now, we beg your indulgence for just a little bit longer so that we can ensure the safest possible environment for our dancers. Until then we are continuing with virtual events on our regular schedule (1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays.)

The Patt and Possum 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, and Patt an accomplished caller in her own right, Patt & Possum play well-phrased dance music and strive to choose sets of tunes from their vast repertoire that fit each dance all with the intention of getting you off your seat and out onto the floor. While there will be no called dances this evening, there should be plenty of opportunities to dance along if you are so moved.

If you are on our email list you should have received a recent email with the Zoom link to join the event If you are not receiving our emails and want the link, please send a request to mmtdcolumbia@gmail.com. Or watch and listen on Facebook live on our MMTD page: https://www.facebook.com/midmotraditionaldancers

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