The Looking Glass Music & Arts Association Invites You!

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

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

Online Registration will open July 24, 2019!

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 Summer 2019?

While the two Lansing contra and square dance committees are on summer break, there are other summer dance opportunities! Luckily, we have a list of some of them, from Julie Levy-Weston's Dancing in Lansing Newsletter, that she emails out twice a month during dance season. Here's the scoop from her June 13 update:

Summer Dance opportunity -- On Wednesday, July 31 at 6 p.m. Laurie P. is calling an intro contra dance at Fenner Nature Center (2020 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910) before the City of Lansing Concert in the Park that night (the Joe Wright Experience concert starts at 7 so dancing will be an hour). This will be on grass and geared to beginners but it would be fun to have a good showing of regular dancers to show people how much fun this kind of dancing can be! Wear your Looking Glass t-shirt!
The first dance of the fall season will be Sat Sept 21- mark your calendar, put it in your phone. Bev Bernbaum calling, band TBD, Other details closer to the time.
Dance weekends-  
River Rendezvous - July 12-14 in Coshockton, OH
New this summer- Be Happy Dance Weekend- Aug 16-18 on Beaver Island!
Michigan Dance Heritage, Fall Dance Camp will be Sept 20-22 at Camp Cavell.  Pleased to see that Joseph Pimentel is calling- I like his style.  More info at
Mark Your Calendar for Looking Glass Festival 2019.  We're going back to 3rd weekend in Oct- 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 will open July 19.
And then, also this summer,  there is the 3rd annual Dance, Music, and Spice at Camp Cavell, near Lexington, MI, presented by the Country Dance and Song Society.  Spend a Whole Week- Aug 11-18 -  on the shores of Lake Huron, dancing with friends you haven't met yet.  Lots more info at  It sounds like a lot of fun!


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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