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.

WIDS 2008 Locations and Maps     WIDS 2008 Registration Form    
Data on one front/back sheet: Flier and Registration form (76 KB) (requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

The North Texas Traditional Dance Society's
18th Annual Spring Contra Dance Weekend
When In Doubt, Swing! (WIDS) XVIII
Dallas, Texas, April 4 - 6, 2008

Footloose     Footloose

Nils Fredland
calling to the music of
Pete Campbell (piano, bass)
David Coe (fiddle)
David DiGiuseppe (accordion)
Dean Herington (clarinet, sax)
Jim Roberts (percussion)
at the
Sokol Athletic Center
5600 Sq Ft wood floor

Mild-mannered Monadnock Waldorf School music teacher by day, Nils Fredland becomes the "Mick Jagger of contra dance callers" on nights and weekends. He shares his skill, charisma, grace and goofiness with contra dancers coast to coast every weekend, making him one of the busiest and most sought-after callers in the business. Nils is known for his technical skill, disarming friendliness, comfortable stage presence, deep voice, and trombone playing. He brings this unique collection of traits and talents to each of his calling engagements.

FootLoose is a fun, creative and high energy band. Performing for New England-style contra dances and in concert, FootLoose has become a highly respected and sought after band, playing at numerous festivals and week-long dance camps throughout the United States. As a dance band, the FootLoose sound draws upon Celtic, Quebecois, southern old time, jazz and classical music influences. Although the primary purpose of FootLoose is to rock the socks off of contra dancers, the band also performs English country dance, tango, waltz, hambo, schottische, zwiefacher, and Scottish dance music.

Adults: Entire Weekend: $60 ($70 after March 15)
Adults: Partial attendance:
Friday = $15, Saturday daytime = $25, 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: Joanne Fell,,     972-948-2546
Hospitality requests after March 15 are NOT guaranteed.


Friday April 4
7:30 pm to  8:00 pm - Waltzing
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Contra: Nils and Footloose
(Couple dances during intermission)
11:00 pm to 2:00 am - Party at Jim Mills

Saturday April 5
 9:00 am to 10:00 am - Continental Breakfast
10:00 am to 12:30 pm - Challenging Contras (Nils and Footloose)
12:30 pm to  2:00 pm - Lunch (on your own)
 2:00 pm to  3:30 pm - Squares (Nils and Footloose)
 3:45 pm to  5:30 pm - Contras (Mimi & Friends playing for local callers)
 5:30 pm to  7:30 pm - Supper (on your own)
 7:30 pm to  8:00 pm - Waltzing
 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm - Contras (Nils and Footloose)
11:30 pm to  3:00 am - Party at home of David Salonimer and Linda Mahony

Sunday April 6
10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Brunch
11:30 am to  2:30 pm - Contras that flow (Nils and Footloose)
 6:30 pm to  7:00 pm - Doors open for Footloose Concert
 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm - Footloose Concert at home of Rhonda Beckman
 9:00 pm to until pm - Jam

More Information:
Nils Fredland's web site
Footloose web site
Dance Weekend: info[at], or Glenn Manuel at 972-231-5639

WIDS 2008 Locations and Maps     WIDS 2008 Registration Form    
Data on one front/back sheet: Flier and Registration form (76 KB) (requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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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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