The Looking Glass Music & Arts Association Invites You!

Upcoming Special Dance May 18, 2019!

Ulyana Maystrenko is having a birthday!
Ulyana Maystrenko is celebrating her 65th birthday with a contra dance!

Note location change: We'll dance at the Foster Community Center at 200 N Foster Ave, Lansing, MI

12:30-1PM set up (Feel free to come early to help!)
1:00-4:00PM Advanced Contra Dance *
4:00PM-6:30PM Potluck - if weather permits we'll be outside! (Please bring table setting if possible.)
6:30-7PM New Dancer workshop
7-10PM regular dance

Band: Wild Rumpus (Deborah Clark Colón, Karl Clark Colón, & Bobby Douglas) From their website: Wild Rumpus is a GrooveTrad Band that plays Feel Fantastic Music with a Traditional Irish Heartbeat and a Global Drumbeat. 
Caller: Darlene Underwood will call both the afternoon and the evening dance. As "Master of Moves" Darlene is a Lansing favorite!

* An Advanced Contra Dance will have fewer pre-dance walk-throughs, and the dances are a bit more complicated. Dancers should know how to do "Contra Corners" and how to "fix it" when they are out of place in the dance.

The Looking Glass has organized monthly contra and square dances, workshops, and other traditional music and arts activities for close to 35 years. We're a volunteer non-profit family-friendly organization, and all are welcome, regardless of age, color, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. You don't even need to come with a partner! Please join us on the dance floor soon! Costs are $10 for members of Looking Glass, $12 for non-members, and $6 for students.

Save the Dates, Mark your Calendars!

Looking Glass Music & Arts Association presents
The 35th Annual Looking Glass Festival

October 18, 19, 20, 2019
Callers: Roger Diggle & Alexandra Deis-Lauby
Band: Hotpoint String Band

Location: Lansing, MI
Central United Methodist Church or DeWitt Twp Community Center - watch for more info!

For info call 517-337-0235 or email to

What's Happening This Spring 2019?

Our regular dances are usually held on the first and third Saturday evenings during the school year, beginning in September. Here's the short version of our remaining dance schedule for spring 2019, but be sure to click the link above for Contra Dances already scheduled for next fall, plus costs, DANCE LOCATIONS and much more!

Saturday June 1 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC - (please check back for more information!)
Band: Debbie Jackson & Friends
Caller: TBA

Saturday June 15 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC - (please check back for more information!)
Band: Scarlet Runner String Band Caller: Maeve Devlin

See the rest of our schedule on our regular Contra Dances page!

See below? That's us having a blast!


If you haven't tried this yet, we encourage you to come to a dance soon. It truly is a great time, as you will see, because everyone is smiling! Come at 6:30pm for the lesson. Plus, the caller gives us a walk-through before every dance, to show us how it's done. Then be ready to have a blast with us!


Looking Glass Membership
Memberships are currently $15 per individual per calendar year - renewable in January. For more information
call 517/337-0235 or write LGMAA at P.O. Box 1403 E. Lansing MI 48826
or email the Looking Glass Dance Committee. We'd love to hear from you!


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