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
14th Annual Spring Contra Dance Weekend
When In Doubt, Swing! (WIDS) XIV
Dallas, Texas, April 30 - May 2, 2004

Susan Kevra
calling to the music of
Rachel Aucoin (piano)
Richard Forest (violin)
Sabin Jacques (accordion)
at the
Sokol Athletic Center
5600 Sq Ft wood floor

Domino is a high energy band from Montreal, Quebec. Its contagious vitality and authentic spontaneity are displayed throughout a vast repertoire of traditional and original tunes. They come highly recommended by one of our members who recently danced to them in Greenfield MA, where they wore out the crowd!

Currently residing in Nashville, TN, Susan Kevra began calling in New England, appearing in local villages, major festivals, and dance camps from coast to coast. She spent 2000-2001 in France, traveling throughout Western Europe teaching contras, squares and English Country Dancing. Dancers on both sides of the Atlantic appreciate her clear teaching and diverse repertoire: singing squares, Western patter calls, contras and English Country dances presented with charm, wit and respect for the traditions.

Tentative Schedule:
Friday, April 30
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm : Setup
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm : Registration
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm : Dance - Susan and Domino
11:00 pm - 1:00 am : Party at the dance hall

Saturday, May 1
8:30 am - 9:00 am : Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am : French Minuet Workshop - Catherine Turocy and Carl Dreher & friends
10:45 am - 12:00 pm : Contra Magic Moments - Susan and Domino
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm : Lunch (on your own)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm : Contra Chestnuts, Old and New - Susan and Happensdance
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm : Lost and Found Contras & Squares - Susan and Domino
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm : Supper (on your own)
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm : Dance - Susan and Domino
11:00 pm - ?? : Party at Rhonda Beckman's

Sunday, May 2
10:00 am - 12:00 pm : Brunch
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm : Dance - local band and callers
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm : Cleanup

Adults: Entire Weekend: $55 ($65 after April 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 April 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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