We dance most first, third, and fifth Fridays (see schedule for details).
We always dance to live music. All ages and experience levels welcome. No partner needed.
Contra Dance at The Ballroom Academy of Columbia, 3906 Peachtree Dr. (faces Monterey Dr.), Columbia, MO 65203
English Country Dance at Trinity Presbyterian Church 1600 Rollins Road.
7:30–10:00 pm (beginners’ lesson at 7:00)
Admission $8.00 ($5.00 for ages 16–25 or with student ID; free for children 15 and under)
- Contra “Watermelon” Dance – July 19, 2019 River Ghost Review with Jim Thaxter Calling
- Contra Dance – June 7, 2019 Blackberry Pickers with Paula McFarling Calling
- Contra Dance – May 31, 2019 Scraphounds with Claire Baffaut Calling
- Contra Dance – May 17, 2019 Three Around Three with Jim Thaxter Calling
- English Country Dance – May 10
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The MMTD fall season of dancing kicks off with two dance opportunities this weekend! Our regular contra dance season starts on Friday, September 16 at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia. We’ll be dancing to the lively music of the 32 … Continue reading
Come join us for our annual Watermelon Dance this Friday, July 15! This is also our last Friday night dance until Fall, so you don’t want to miss it! We’re lucky to have one of our favorite local bands, River Ridge String Band, … Continue reading
Dancing by the Riverside is back! Join us, weather permitting, on Tuesday, May 17, 6:30-9:30 for our first dance of the year at Cooper’s Landing. Live music will feature John White on fiddle, along with David Cavins, Amber Gaddy, and Bill Foley. No … Continue reading
Join us this Friday for an English Country Dance, with live music provided by one of our favorite bands, 32 Bartenders, with Jim Thaxter expertly guiding us through each dance! PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE for this English Country Dance only. The April 8 dance will … Continue reading
The Nine Mile Band will be playing for our first contra dance of 2016 this Friday! We’ll enjoy dancing to some great music provided by John White on fiddle, Jim Ruth on banjo, Amber Gaddy on accordion, and David Cavins on guitar. … Continue reading
It’s been weeks since the last dance, but it’s finally time to break out your dancin’ shoes again! Join us for our first English Country Dance of the new year this Friday, January 8. We’ll dance to the live music of 32 Bartenders, with … Continue reading
Don’t miss our last dance of 2015! This Friday, December 18, we’ll be treated to music by Three around Three, featuring Pippa Letsky on fiddle, Cliff White on guitar, and Bill Foley on banjo. Veteran caller Jim Thaxter will be leading us through contra dances … Continue reading