The 33nd Annual Looking Glass Music & Dance Festival held Oct 6 - 8, 2017 was a blast!

Watch for details about our 2018 Fall Festival, coming SOON!

Join us at the Central United Methodist Church in Downtown Lansing, Michigan!

Will Mentor and Bev Burnbaum, most excellent fun callers!
Calling by Will Mentor and Bev Burnbaum


The Contrarians
The Contrarians

More Fun Activities!

Saturday Oct. 7 10:00am Tour the Michigan Historical Museum: Map: 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915.

Gather in the museum lobby on the Allegan St. side of the museum at 10:00am. Lynne Stauff will meet everyone, the tour takes about 90 minutes, docents are also available for questions. Lynne's phone is 517 896-5566. Please sign up on Friday!

Sunday Oct. 8 10:30am Hike at Woldumar Nature Center
Map: 5739 Old Lansing Rd, Lansing, MI 48917

Explore the beautiful natural resources at Woldumar on 5 miles of trails through 178 acres of maple and beech woodlands, pine plantation, wetlands and tall grass prairie, snuggled along 1.25 miles of accessible Grand River shoreline. All trails are easily hiked, ranging up to 1.6 miles long. We will walk about one hour through this beautiful park that's located about 6 miles southwest of the church. Meet at the Visitor Center in the Park. Parking is available in the designated parking lot near the Visitor’s center. The curved drive on the far south side of the lot is reserved for short-term parking only. A $2 donation is suggested for all non-members who wish to use the trails. Poor weather cancels this event. Contact Dave Errickson at or 517-648-9115 for more information.



Thank you to Jo Mortland for donating her beautiful quilt to the silent auction!
This huge beautiful fall-themed quilt could be YOURS! That's
right - another gorgeous Jo Mortland Original will be available in the Silent Auction! Bid early and often! Bidding will commence Saturday morning and end Saturday evening just before the break!

Silent Auction - Funds Will Support Our Scholarship for CDSS' Camp Cavell in 2018, on the beautiful "sunrise side" shore of Lake Huron! Please consider bringing an item or two for the silent auction. The bidding is fun! Maybe there's a service or product you could donate. Or dance clothes! Plants! Produce! Contra CDs! Books! Pottery! So far there's a lovely handmade quilt by Jo Mortland!

Thank you for your help!

Pete's Posse!Featuring Music by Pete's Posse! Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, and Tristan Henderson (above) and The Contrarians! (right) Will Carter, Paul Epstein, John Longwell, Andy Park. Check the bands' websites to listen!


Schedule & Gate Costs
Are you 30 or under? You get special discounts,
See below for details!

Friday Oct. 6 thru Sunday Oct. 8: Dancing All Weekend!

  • Whole weekend $85 / <=30 $50
  • Friday Night GATE OPENS 6PM
    Dance at 7pm $25 / <=30 $15
  • Saturday Daytime GATE OPENS 11AM
    Dance 11:30am - 4:30pm  $20 / <=30 $10
  • Saturday Night GATE OPENS 6PM
    Dance at 7pm $25 / <=30 $15
  • Sunday Afternoon GATE OPENS 1PM
    Dance 1pm $20 / <=30 $10

Saturday Daytime Workshops:  We've got some great music and dance lined up for you - and more!

  • Odds & Sods - dances with weird formations!
  • Composing & Arranging for Contra Dances
  • No Loitering Square Dances with Will Mentor!
  • Challenging Contras with Will Mentor!
  • Beginning Salsa - a first for Looking Glass!
  • Twinkle Twinkle - dances with stars!
  • Old Time Fiddle with Pete Southerland!
  • Dance Caller's Workshop with Will Mentor!
  • Stretching for super fun dancing!*  Starts at 11am, don't be late! 



We Need Volunteers!
Dance volunteers "earn" $10/hour of dance time over the weekend. Contact LGMAA for more information. We especially need people to help load in early afternoon on Friday and to load out on Sunday after the dance. This involves heavy lifting and lots of stairs.

Contact Laurie P, Housing Coordinator, at if you have extra couch or bed space for out of town dancers, or if you need a place to stay during the dance weekend! Be sure to give her your email and phone.

We need everyone to bring sweet or salty snacks to share, including cut-up fruit and veges. Bring only enough to feed 5-7 other dancers. If you're bringing gluten or dairy free, please label it as so, and thank you!





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