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
27th Annual Spring Contra Dance Weekend
When In Doubt, Swing! (WIDS)
Dallas, Texas, April 20-22, 2018
at the
Sokol Athletic Center
5600 Sq Ft wood floor

Seth Tepfer
Seth Tepfer
Caller

StringFire!
StringFire!
Caroline McCaskey (Fiddle), Erik Ievins (Bass),
James MacQueen (Fiddle), Patti Cobb (Piano)

Seth Tepfer is "Atlanta's Dance Magician", calling dances for adults and children like you've never seen before. Known for his infectious energy, his short walk-thrus, and his 'hash-contras', Seth's warm enthusiasm is contagious, and gets everyone moving, smiling, and having a great time. Whether squares, contras, or other folk dances, you can be certain that all involved - novices and experienced dancers alike - will amble away happy and eager to dance more!
More Info: Seth Tepfer web site

StringFire's infectious spirit of musical fun infiltrates the hearts and feet of musicians and dancers alike. The combination of classical training, tune writing, and superb improvisational skills creates an out-of-the-ordinary groove you won't want to miss! StringFire's dynamic, wide-ranging repertoire is driven by Patti Cobb's bluesy piano and Erik Ievins' vibrant bass and sonorous, sparkling cello. The fiery, intricate work of dual fiddles completes StringFire's signature sound, with James MacQueen and Caroline McCaskey.
More Info: StringFire! web site

Cost Entire Weekend:
Adult : $95
CDSS Member Discount (Adults only): $5 discount
Early Registration Discount (Adults only, before April 10): $10
Student 13-25: $45
Children under 13: FREE (except $10 for Sat Lunch)

Partial attendance:
Adults: Friday Night = $25, Sat Day (includes lunch) = $30, Sat Night = $25, Sunday (includes brunch) = $25
Students 13-25: $15 for each session (Friday Night, Sat Day, Sat Night, Sunday)
Children under 13: FREE, except $10 for Sat Lunch
Registration

Pre-Registration is now closed. Pre-Registration is NOT required to attend the event.
Walk-ins who pay at the door are welcome to attend any/all of the weekend.

Refunds:  No Refunds after April 11. If you must cancel, you may contact the registrar to request a donation receipt.

Registrar:
Lee Dixon, 5507 Anita Street, Dallas, TX 75206
    214-828-9591

Hospitality:
Peter Lamborghini     781-439-3182

Special Activities

There will be a swap/skirt sale. Please bring skirts you no longer want or need to donate to the sale, and bring some cash to purchase ones that want to go home with you.

Chair massage will be available for a fee on Saturday afternoon.

Schedule
Friday April 20
 7:00 pm -  8:00 pm: Registration
 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Contra Dance with Seth and StringFire!

Saturday April 21
 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Light Breakfast (muffins, etc.)
10:00 am - 11:30 am: English Country Dancing, with Seth and StringFire!
11:30 am -  1:00 pm: Lunch provided by NTTDS
 1:00 pm -  2:30 pm: Contra with Flourish, with Seth and StringFire!
 2:45 pm -  4:15 pm: Challenging Contras, with Seth and StringFire!
 4:30 pm -  5:00 pm: Open Waltzing, with original music by StringFire!
 5:00 pm -  8:00 pm: Supper, on your own
 7:00 pm: Doors Open
 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Contra Dance, with Seth and StringFire!
11:00 pm -  ???: Party at Barb Smith's House

Sunday April 22
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Fabulous Brunch
12:00 pm -  2:00 pm: Contra Dance, with Guest Callers and StringFire!
            2:00 pm: Fond farewells and clean-up

More Information:
NTTDS Email , or Phone 214-328-1938 or Martha Quigley email


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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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