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
24th Annual Spring Contra Dance Weekend
When In Doubt, Swing! (WIDS)
Dallas, Texas, April 25-27, 2014
at the
Sokol Athletic Center
5600 Sq Ft wood floor

Steve Zakon-Anderson
Steve Zakon-Anderson

Ladies At Play
Ladies At Play
Miranda Arana (flute, percussion)
Kathy Dagg (guitar, mandolin)
Shanda McDonald (fiddle, accordion)
Garrette McDonald (percussion)
Allison Hicks (keyboard)

Steve Zakon-Anderson has been calling dances and leading both dance and calling workshops for over 30 years, in 40 states and 7 countries, including the first ever dance weekend in Dallas. He is known for his clear teaching, high energy calling and sense of humor, which makes him a favorite of dancers of all levels. Also, his many contemporary dance compositions are well known to callers and dancers around the country.
More Info: Steve Zakon-Anderson Facebook page

The Ladies at Play are a high-spirited and musically adventurous group that will "knock your socks off"! With equal ease, they play Irish, Old Time, Zweifache, Polkas, Waltzes, Hambos, English Country tunes, all with a cosmic groove that's sure to make you dance! They also write original reels, jigs, and waltzes, drawing from folk music traditions around the world.
More Info: Ladies At Play web site

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.

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.

Lee Dixon, 5507 Anita Street, Dallas, TX 75206

Joanne Fell,         972-948-2546
Hospitality requests after April 12 are NOT guaranteed.

T-Shirts, etc. There is a T-Shirt and many other items for WIDS 2014, which can be purchased at any time via our online store You can also pre-order T-Shirts with your registration, and pick them up at the dance.
This is the design used for the T-Shirt and other merchandise:
WIDS 2104 T-Shirt
Silent Auction There will *NOT* be a silent auction this year.


Friday April 25
 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm: Registration
 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Contra: Steve and Ladies At Play
11:00 pm -  1:00 am: Party

Saturday April 26
 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Coffee and tea
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Contra: Steve and Ladies At Play
12:00 pm -  1:30 pm: Lunch provided at the Hall
 1:30 pm -  4:00 pm: Contra: Steve and Ladies At Play
 4:00 pm -  4:30 pm: Couples Dance Music by Ladies At Play
 5:00 pm -  8:00 pm: Supper, on your own
 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Contra: Steve and Ladies At Play
11:00 pm -  1:00 am: Party

Sunday April 27
10:00 am - 11:30 pm: Fabulous Brunch
11:30 pm -  2:00 pm: All musicians and callers invited to share in this Contra session
 2:00 pm:  Fond farewells and clean-up
Volunteers Here is a list of the volunteers whose hard work made the weekend a success:
Event Coordinators: Rhonda Beckman
Pre-Registration: Lee Dixon
Dancer Hospitality: Joanne Fell
Caller Hospitality: Rhonda Beckman
Band Hospitality: Steve Babula, Allison Hicks
Web Site, Online Registration, Fliers, Publicity: Glenn Manuel
Food Coordinators: Jo D Brooks, Billie Chandler, Mike Chandler
Food and Clean Up Helpers: Janet Call, Susan Combs, Joanne Fell, Delores Goodrich, Chuck Goulding, Charlie Harris, Mike Harris, Judy Housman, Minette Kless, Kat Krone, Elisa Leibs, Violette McGhee, JeanE McIntosh, Roy Simmons, Ben Smith
Friday Night Party Host: Jeri Arbuckle
Friday Night Party Workers: Sheila Bellows, Trisha Callahan
Saturday Night Party Host: Rhonda and Tim Beckman
Saturday Night Party Workers: Susan Combs, Lois Day, Autumn Patterson, Pamela Weems
Registration Table: Melody Ball, Susan Combs
Name Badges: Rhonda Beckman, Glenn Manuel
Sound: Glenn Manuel, with setup help from Ray Quigley and Steve Babula
T-Shirt Design: Ladies At Play
T-Shirt Online Store: Mike Harris
T-Shirt Pre-Ordering: Steve Babula
Caller Transportation: Charlie Harris
Finances: Delores Goodrich
Misc: Bob Kraemer, Jim Mills, many others

More Information:
  or   Rhonda Beckman, Home: 972-716-0716, Cell: 214-893-7102

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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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