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
23nd Annual Spring Contra Dance Weekend
When In Doubt, Swing! (WIDS)
Dallas, Texas, April 19 - 21, 2013
at the
Sokol Athletic Center
5600 Sq Ft wood floor

Rodney Miller
and
The Blue Ribbon Dance Band

Rodney Miller
Rodney Miller (fiddle)
Sam Bartlett (mandolin)
Max Newman (guitar)
Mark 'Pokey' Hellenberg (percussion)

Adina Gordon
 
 

Adina Gordon
Caller

Fiddler Extraordinaire and violin maker Rodney Miller brings over 35 years of experience playing and teaching New England-style fiddle music to WIDS. He was designated a "Master Fiddler" by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1983 and is admired by other musicians and callers in the contra dance community. More Info: www.RodneyMiller.net

Adina Gordon finds an outlet for her loves of travel, music, dance, and silliness by calling and dancing throughout the US and Canada, creating joy and minor chaos wherever she goes. This will be the first time for Adina to call in Dallas. More Info: www.AdinaGordon.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.

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

Walk-ins for any/all sessions are warmly welcomed.
Saturday Lunch will NOT be provided for walk-ins.

T-Shirts, etc. NTTDS has setup an online store to sell T-Shirts and lots of other merchandise with the WIDS 2013 logo: www.cafepress.com/nttds.
We will *NOT* be selling merchandise at the dance. The only way to buy the merchandise is to use the online store. It is already open for business, and will remain open well after the event.
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.
Special Dress

Everyone is encouraged to wear stripes or checks for at the Friday night dance.

On Saturday evening, we 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.

Tentative Schedule

Friday April 19
 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm: Registration. Bring items for Silent Auction
 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Contra: Adina Gordon and Rodney Miller Band
                     Wear stripes or checks
11:00 pm -  1:00 am: Party at the hall

Saturday April 20
 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Coffee and tea
10:00 am - 12:30 pm: Contra: Adina Gordon and Rodney Miller Band
12:30 pm -  2:00 pm: Lunch provided at the Hall
 2:00 pm -  3:45 pm: Contras and Squares: Adina Gordon and Rodney Miller Band
 4:00 pm -  5:00 pm: Mimi, Allison, & Friends play Waltzes, Swing,
                     and assorted other dance music
 5:00 pm -  8:00 pm: Supper, on your own
 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Contra: Adina Gordon and Rodney Miller Band
                     Best of Show Pageant
11:00 pm -  1:00 am: Party offsite, location TBD

Sunday April 21
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
Webmaster: Glenn Manuel