The Traditional Dance & Music Society of the Ozarks will hold two contradances in December, the first and third Saturdays of the month (Dec.4 and 18), from 7:30 to 10:30pm at the Franciscan Villa, 620 W. Scott in Springfield. No partner needed...ages 10 and up are invited to come join the fun. Basic steps are taught at 7:00pm. On Dec.4 the band will be Knife and Fork, with dance caller Gloria Johnson; and on the 18th live music will provided by Baled Green & Wired Tight with dance caller Debra Harpe. Admission is $6 adults; $4 for students and Dance Society members. For information, call Vickie Strohm at 862-8681 or visit www.springfieldcontra.org.