COLUMBIA — For Jim Thaxter, traditional dancing became a passion early in his life. He began dancing 35 years ago while he was in college, and school eventually took a backseat to dancing because dancing was “too much fun.” Thaxter helped bring contra dancing to the mid-Missouri area when he moved here in 1980 from Kansas City.
FAIR IN THE MAKING: Jim Thaxter to call contradance at Boone County Fair
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