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
22nd Annual Spring Contra Dance Weekend
When In Doubt, Swing! (WIDS)
Dallas, Texas, April 20 - 22, 2012

Elixir
Elixir
Nils Fredland (calling, trombone, vocals)
Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle)
Jesse Hazzard-Watkins (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Anna Patton (clarinet, vocals)
Owen Morrison (guitar, foot percussion)
at the
Sokol Athletic Center
5600 Sq Ft wood floor

Elixir is a high energy dance band and caller combination that blends superb calling, driving fiddle and guitar playing, and the rich texture and rhythmic excitement of a full horn section. Elixir performs tightly crafted music drawing on a wide range of styles and evoking a variety of moods. Elegant melodies evolve into raucous dixieland horn riffs; transcendent harmonies, playful improvisations, and rock, swing and reggae-inspired rhythms weave in and out of traditional and original Irish, French Canadian and New England tunes. Elixir plays for dances, festivals, camps, weddings and other events, with a repertoire that includes music for contra, square, English and swing dancing; waltzing; couples dancing; and concert programs.
More Info: http://www.elixirmusic.com, http://www.nilsfredland.com

Cost Entire Weekend:
Adults (13 and up, not Student): $85
Students Jr High and up: $45
Children 12 and under: $35
CDSS Members: $5 discount
Early Registration: $10 discount (before April 1)

Partial attendance:
Adults: Friday Night = $20, Sat Day (includes lunch) = $30, Sat Night = $20, Sun (includes brunch) = $20
Children 12 and under and Students Jr High and up = half price.
Registration Pre-registration is closed. Walk-ins for any/all sessions are warmly welcomed. Just show up and pay and we'll be glad to let you dance.

Registration:
Allison Hicks, 1620 Shadow Moss, Carrollton, TX 75007
    972-492-0213

Hospitality:
Joanne Fell,         972-948-2546
Hospitality requests after March 31 are NOT guaranteed.

FUN RAISER: Best of Show Pageant On Saturday evening, WIDS will feature a chance for you to show off your fanciest dance garment and possibly win a prize at the "Best of Show" Pageant. MEN, enter to show off your wildest, brightest, funnest Shirt, Shorts or Skirt. WOMEN, enter to show off your neatest, prettiest, swingingest Skirt or Dress or outfit. The garments can be new, used or from the thrift store. The only rule: THEY MUST BE MAKING A DEBUT AT AN NTTDS DANCE. Everyone can vote on their favorite (M/F). Contact: Mindy Barrows .
Silent Auction You are invited to donate items for a Silent Auction to be held during the weekend. Bring extra money to participate in the auction! Bidding closes on Saturday night.

Schedule

Friday April 20
 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm: Registration
 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Dancing with Elixir. Polka Dots encouraged!
11:00 pm - ???     : Party at the hall (pizza! and more)

Saturday April 21
 8:30 am -  9:30 am: Light Continental Breakfast, coffee and tea
 9:30 am - 10:45 am: Singing Workshop led by Nils Fredland
11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Contra Dancing with Elixir 
12:30 pm -  2:00 pm: Lunch provided at the Hall
 2:00 pm -  3:30 pm: Contras and Squares with Elixir
 3:45 pm -  5:00 pm: Mimi & Allison play Waltzes; we are planning to have instruction
 5:00 pm -  8:00 pm: Supper, on your own
 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Contra Dancing with Elixir, Best of Show Pageant
11:00 pm - ???     : Party at the home of Lee and Terri Higgins (same as last year)

Sunday April 22
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Fabulous Brunch
12:00 pm -  2:00 pm: All musicians and callers invited to share in this Contra session
 2:00 pm:  Fond farewells and clean-up

More Information:
  or   Neva Lindell, 214-520-9424

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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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