Spring 2020 Schedule

***Important note*** For all dances please be sure to wear soft-soled or leather-soled shoes to preserve the floor; no spike heels or cowboy boots.  Please carry-in appropriate dance shoes as needed.

Update on April 27, 2020: Due to COVID-19 concerns all dances hosted by MMTD are cancelled through the end of June. Please stay tuned for updates.

Spring 2020 Contra Dance Schedule (See below for English Country Dance Schedule)

Contra dance location is  3906 Peachtree Dr, Suite E, Columbia, MO. (Same building as Bower’s Chiropractic and Cheer.)  Admission: $8 ($5 for students).


February 7 – Contra Dance, Band: River Ridge String Band, Caller: Jim Thaxter

February 21 – Contra Dance, Band: Coreopsis, Caller: Paula McFarling


March 6  – No Dance (True/False Film Festival weekend)

Cancelled: March 20 – Contra Dance, Band: 32 BarTenders, Caller: Claire Baffaut

Cancelled: March 27-29 – Spring Breakdown Dance Weekend, Band: Roger & The Nethertones, Caller: Chet Gray (Location: Capital Ritz Dance, Jefferson City)


April 3 – No Columbia Dance – Friday night contra dance following the concert at Big Muddy Folk Festival, Boonville

April 17 – Contra Dance, Band: Snor T Horse, Caller: Claire Baffaut


May 1 – Contra Dance, Band: Blackberry Pickers, Caller: Jim Hemphill

May 15 – Contra Dance, Band: Pat and Possum, Caller: Claire Baffaut

May 29 – Contra Dance, Band Three Around Three, Caller: Paula McFarling


June 5 – Contra Dance, Band: Mound City Slickers, Caller: Jim Hemphill

June 19 – Contra Dance, Band: Hoosier Crackerjacks, Caller: Tamara Lowenthal


July 3, No Dance (Happy Fourth of July weekend!)

July 17, Contra Dance, Band: 32 Bartenders, Caller: Claire Bauffaut (Annual watermelon dance, with election of MMTD board members)

Spring 2020 English Country Dance Schedule (2nd Fridays)

Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Rollins Road, Columbia, MO.  Admission: $5 ($3 for students) Music may be recorded or live depending on availability of musicians. (Please note that due to a conflict at Trinity, the March 13 dance will be at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Jefferson City at 1021 Northeast Drive in Jefferson City.)

February 14 – English Country Dance, Caller: Elizabeth Couture

March 13 – English Country Dance, Caller: Jim Thaxter (At 1021 Northeast Drive in Jefferson City)

April 10 – English Country Dance, Caller: Elizabeth Couture

May 8 – English Country Dance, Caller: Jim Thaxter

June 12 – English Country Dance, Caller: Jim Thaxter