North Texas Traditional Dance Society

NTTDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that promotes a better understanding and appreciation of American folk dancing, its music, its history, and related folklore. We are a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society.


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The North Texas Traditional Dance Society's
17th Annual Spring Contra Dance Weekend
When In Doubt, Swing! (WIDS) XVII
May 4-6, 2007, Sokol Hall, 7448 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX

Our Motto: Dancing is Food for the Soul (Sole?)
Here is the Menu of Events

Friday Evening Fare:

Friday 8 - 11 pm: Appetizer
Contra Dance at Sokol Hall, featuring the Latter Day Lizards with calling by Joseph Pimentel

Friday 11 pm - ?: Late Night Tidbits
Party Downstairs at Sokol Hall

Saturday Morning A la Carte Choices:

9:30 am - 11:30 am: Road Food at the Plaza Arts Center
Contra Dancing with Mimi & Friends
Carpool from Sokol at 9 am or show up at the Plaza Arts Center at 9:30
OR
9:00 am - 12:30 pm: Morning Tease at Sokol Hall
 9:00 - 10:30: Caller's Workshop, with Joseph Pimentel
10:45 - 12:30 : English Country Dancing with the Latter Day Lizards and Joseph Pimentel

12:30 - 2 pm: LUNCH (the real thing!) served at Sokol Hall

Saturday Afternoon A la Carte Choices:

2:00 - 3:15 pm: Band JAM
This is the open-band and open-caller session that we usually have on Sunday morning.
Musicians, be sure to bring your instruments, and Callers, bring your dances.
OR
2:00 - 3:15 pm: Shape Note Singing
Downstairs at Sokol, with Fred.

3:15 - 5:00 pm: Late Afternoon Snack: Amuse Pieds
Advanced Contras, with Joseph Pimentel and the Latter Day Lizards

5 - 8 pm: Dinner on your own

Saturday Evening Program:

8 - 11 pm: THE MAIN COURSE
Contra Dancing for all with Joseph Pimentel and the Latter Day Lizards

11:30 pm - ?: Not Just Desserts!
Party at Rhonda and Tim Beckman's house & POOL (bring your swim suit and towel).

Sunday Selections:

Sunday 9 - 11 am: Brunch at Sokol Hall

Sunday 11 am - 2 pm: Cleanse Your Sole
English and Contra dancing to ease your transition back to the world beyond,
with Joseph Pimentel and the Latter Day Lizards.

We look forward to serving you!


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North Texas Traditional Dance Society is a 501(c)(3) organization with registered offices in the State of Texas.
How to contact NTTDS:    972-546-8858    OR       OR    PO Box 820203, Dallas, TX 75382
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