The Looking Glass Music & Arts Association Invites You!

Looking Glass Music & Arts Association presents

The 35th Annual Looking Glass Festival

Alexandra Deis-Lauby & Roger Diggle are the LG Festival callers!Hotpoint String Band will provide the tunes!

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

Central United Methodist Church
215 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

Online Registration is open now!

The Looking Glass has hosted 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 bring a dance partner. Please join us on the dance floor soon! Here are some details:

Fall 2019 - What's Happening?

Both Lansing area contra and square dance committees have been busy lining up dance bands and callers for our upcoming fall and winter dance season. The Looking Glass will begin hosting dances again on Sept. 21, while the Ten Pound Fiddle will host their first dance on Oct. 5. (Be sure to also check out TPF's concert season, there are lots of folk and traditional bands and performers you will want to see.)

Saturday September 21 - we'll welcome Bev Bernbaum back to Lansing (It's been too long, Bev!) Mark your calendar, put it in your phone. Bev Bernbaum calling, band TBD, other details due soon.
October 5 - Mike Clark will call to tunes by Askin' for Trouble
Dance weekends-  
September 20-22 - Michigan Dance Heritage, Fall Dance Camp will be held at Camp Cavell, Lexington, MI (very near Port Huron, on the Lake Huron shore.)  There's still room for you! We're pleased to see that Joseph Pimentel is calling.  More info at
October 18-20 - Looking Glass Festival 2019 Note we're going back to 3rd weekend in October- so the dates will be Oct 18,19 and 20.  We're bringing back long time musical friends - Hotpoint Stringband- to provide the tunes.  Callers will be Alexandra Deis-Lauby and Roger Diggle.   The good news is we will be at CUMC-And we can dance later than 10pm.  More details to come. Online Registration is open now!

The rest of our schedule is coming very very soon 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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