CHANCE DANCE 2013
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CHANCE DANCE CONTRA DANCE:
Friday, 2/22/13 through Sunday, 2/24/13
Location: American Legion Hall, 2731 Thomas Drive , Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
- Mean Lids
- Money Back Guarantee (for inclement weather)
- Mound City Slickers
- Brunches and Potluck
- Side Street Steppers
Chance Dance Guarantee: If we have snow or ice, call John or Kathy Coffman at (573) 334-4706 to see if the dance has been cancelled. If you have snow or ice along your route, you may need to cancel. Either way, we will refund your money.
Two Brunches and a Potluck Dinner: We plan to serve a no-cook brunch on Saturday morning and Sunday morning. We also plan to have a potluck dinner on Saturday evening.
Contra Dance Help: We will ask your help (probably about 1 hour per person) with tasks such as moving tables and setting up and cleaning up the meals.
Chance Dance Questions: Contact John or Kathy Coffman at (573) 334-4706 email@example.com
Bands: The Mean Lids are amazing. These inventive, gifted musicians write most of their own music, and offer a unique sound you will not forget. And they continue to create and elvolve. Miriam Larson plays flute, jaw harp kazoo, and more; Ben Smith plays fiddle, baritone fiddle, banjo and whistles; and Matt Turino plays fiddle, guitar, and feet (percussion). And he eats his vegetables. The Mound City Slickers are one of St. Louis' finest stringbands. Lindell Blackford - mandolin, Bob Clark - banjo, David Crossley - fiddle, Rich Egan - keyboard, Roy Farwell - guitar, Sean Ruprecht-Belt - ukulele, and Bill Stewart - fiddle. These guys are rock solid. Their rich, full sound will put you in the zone. The Side Street Steppers:, a funky little quartet from Memphis, will play blues, swing and jazz Saturday night. The Steppers feature Vera Victoria, Tennesee Tom C., Mississippi Slim Pickens, and Washboard Emmy. Check them out on MySpace
Contra Dance Open Calling: Bring your calling cards. We plan to have a callers' discussion during the Sunday morning brunch.
More Contra Dancing: Dance in St. Louis Sunday evening from 7 - 10 p. Google "Childgrove Country Dancers" or go to www.childgrove.org for directions and details.
7:30p to 11p: Contra Dance to Mean Lids
10a to 11:30a: No Cook Brunch
11:45a to 12:45p: Waltz to the Mean Lids
1p to 4:30p: Contra Dance to the Mound City Slickers
5p to 6:30p: Potluck
7p to 10p Contra Dance to the Mean Lids
10:15p to 11:30p: Blues and Swing with the Side Street Steppers
9:30a to 11a: No Cook Brunch
10 a to 11 a: Callers' Discussion
11a to 2p Contra Dance to the Mean Lids
Chance Dance 2013 Location: American Legion Hall, 2731 Thomas Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Recommended Hotel: Comfort Suites
Other Inexpensive Hotels:
Directions from St. Louis: [Total distance from St. Louis is about 115 miles.] Take I-55 South (about 105 miles) to exit 99. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left (Southeast) on US 61 (Be careful turning left; US 61 is a divided highway. As you enter Cape Girardeau, US 61 becomes Kingshighway). Travel about 2.8 miles on US 61 until you reach Thomas Drive on the right side of the road. (Thomas Drive is a small, "easy to miss," street; it is across the street from the Budget Inn.). Turn right (West) on Thomas Drive. Travel about 500 feet until you see the American Legion Hall on the left. It is a fairly large building with beige metal siding.
Directions from Memphis: [Total distance from Memphis is about 173 miles.] Take I-55 North (about 162 miles) to exit 96. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right (East) onto Route K (William Street). Travel East on William Street for about 1.5 miles until you reach US 61 (MO 34, S.Kingshighway) Turn left (North) on US 61 (S. Kingshighway). Travel North about 1.9 miles on US 61 (S. Kingshighway) until you reach Thomas Drive on the left side of the road. (Thomas Drive is a small, "easy to miss," street; it is across the street from the Budget Inn, just before you reach the Budget Inn.). Turn left (West) on Thomas Drive. Travel about 500 feet until you see the American Legion Hall on the left. It is a fairly large building with beige metal siding.
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Take advantage of early registration prices and our money back guarantee for inclement weather. We will send you a confirming e-mail when we receive your registration.
City, State, Zip: __________________________________________________
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Entire Weekend (postmarked on or before 2/13/13): $45 X ________ = $________
Entire Weekend (postmarked after 2/13/13): $55 X ________ = $________
*Saturday Only (All Day): $30 X ________ = $________
*Individual Session (please specify) Fri eve, Sat afternoon, Sat eve, Sun noon: $16 X ________ = $________
*All sessions include meals for that day Total Enclosed: $____________
Students 1/2 price
Make checks payable to: Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance
C/O John Coffman
656 Highland Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4727
Chance Dance Housing: Requests for (sleeping bag) space will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited, so make your request early. If we have more requests than space, we may open up the American Legion hall for floor space. Note, the American Legion Hall has rest rooms, but not showers. Please submit housing requests with your registration, postmarked on or before 2/13/13. I request sleeping bag space for ________ number of dancers. (Bring an air mattress or mat.) Please indicate special needs, such as smoking, allergies, etc.:
Special Needs: ________________________________________________________________________
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