The Looking Glass Music & Arts Association Invites You!

Upcoming Special Dance Events!

Information about March 30, 2019 Gender Neutral Dance here!

March 30, 2019
Join us at our first Gender Neutral contra and square dance
- MSU Students dance for FREE!
Location: Snyder Phillips Auditorium on Michigan State University Campus (click for map.) Generously supported by the Residential College for Arts & Humanities (RCAH) and the Center for Gender Studies, and LGMAA. More location and other information coming soon.
Band: The Banjo Tramps
Caller: Megan Wilson
Time: Lesson at 6:30, Dance 7-10pm

April 6, 2019
Come Celebrate David Baur's 80th Birthday
With Dancing and Friendship - FREE! All events will be held at the CUMC, our usual venue in downtown Lansing.
2-5pm English Country Dancing
Band: Steve Schneider, Josh Burdick, Susan Lazar
5:30-6:30pm Potluck (please bring table setting if possible)
7-10pm Contra Dancing
Contra Band: The Johns
Caller: Cis Hinkle will call both afternoon and evening!

These two dances are Free! Your donation of any amount will be gratefully accepted, and will support Doctors Without Borders.

May 18, 2019
Ulyana Maystrenko is celebrating her 65th birthday this year! 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 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 (Debra Clark Colón, Karl Clark Colón, & Bobby Douglas)
Caller: Darlene Underwood will call all dances!



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.

What's Happening This Winter & 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 upcoming dance schedule, but be sure to click the link above for Contra Dances for the rest of the schedule, costs, DANCE LOCATIONS and much more!

Three Special Dances - be sure to see all details to the right !
Green & White point the way!


Saturday March 2 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: Banjo Tramps, Caller: Bob Stein (Lansing)

Saturday March 16 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: Scarlet Runner String Band, Caller: Dwayne Johnson (Elkhart, IN)

Saturday March 30 - Gender Free Dance at Snyder-Phillips on MSU Campus (click for map!)MSU Students dance for FREE!
Generously supported by the Residential College of Arts & Humanities (RCAH) and the Center for Gender Studies, and LGMAA
See details at right!

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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