North Texas Traditional Dance Society

Based in Dallas, Texas, NTTDS promotes 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
13th Annual Spring Contra Dance Weekend
When In Doubt, Swing! (WIDS) XIII
Dallas, Texas, April 4-6, 2003

Mary Devlin
calling to the music of
Julie King (piano)
Claude Ginsberg (violin, viola, concertina)
Dave Bartley (mandolin, guitar, cittern, etc.)
at the
Sokol Athletic Center
5600 Sq Ft wood floor

Mary Devlin's infectious spirit of joy and fun makes her one of the Northwest's favorite callers for both contras and English country dance. New and experienced dancers from coast to coast love Mary's quick and explicit teaching, her clear, crisp calling, and her flowing dances. Mary's Web Site

KGB is a high-powered acoustic trio disguised as a contradance band. The Seattle-based group has inspired dancers and listeners alike throughout the Pacific Northwest with their exciting interpretations of traditional reels and jigs, original compositions and exquisite waltzes. They know how to play for dancers--with straightforward driving New England tunes, smoky tango riffs, jazz-rock phrases, even frantic Balkan scales. KGB's Website

Friday, April 4
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm : Setup
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm : Registration
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm : Dance (Mary & KGB)
11:00 pm - 1:00 am : Party at the dance hall

Saturday, April 5
8:30 am - 9:00 am : Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am : Contra Workshop - Style & Connection (Mary & KGB)
10:45 am - 12:15 pm : Polka Workshop (Joe Izen & Happensdance)
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm : Lunch (on your own)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm : English Country Dance (Mary & KBG)
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm : Contra Workshop - Music & Dancers (Mary & KGB)
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm : Dinner (on your own)
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm : Dance (Mary and KBG)
11:00 pm - ?? : Party at Jim & Jean McIntosh residence

Sunday, April 6
10:00 am - 11:30 am : Brunch
11:30 am - 2:00 pm : Dancing (local callers, pickup band)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm : Cleanup

Adults: Entire Weekend: $55 ($65 after March 1)
Partial attendance: (no pre-registration needed)
Friday = $15, Saturday daytime = $20, Saturday night = $15, Sunday = $15
Children 12 and under half price.

Registration: Print, fill out, and send Registration form to
Jimmy Boyer, 11702 Lochwood Blvd, Dallas, TX 75218, 214-324-5691

Hospitality: Rhonda Beckman,, 972-716-0716
Hospitality requests after March 15 are NOT guaranteed.

More Information:, or Glenn Manuel at 972-231-5639

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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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