33nd Annual Looking Glass Music & Dance Festival - Oct 6 - 8, 2017

Join us at the Central United Methodist Church in Downtown Lansing, Michigan!
Early Registration open NOW!

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


The Contrarians
The Contrarians

More Fun Activities!
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 dcenur@yahoo.com 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 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 from 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 & Costs
At-the-Gate prices will be higher, so buy before 9PM on October 4 and save! Use the PayPal link below. Are you 30 or under? You get special discounts!

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

  • Whole weekend $75 ($85 at gate) / <=30 $45 ($50 at gate)
  • Friday Night Dance 7-11pm is $25 / <=30 $15
  • Saturday Daytime 11:30am - 4:30pm $20 / <=30 $10
  • Saturday Night Dance 7-11pm $25 / <=30 $15
  • Sunday Afternoon Dance 1pm $20 / <=30 $10

You don't need a PayPal account to use PayPal!

Use the pull down menu to select the dance session(s) you want. Add them one at a time, and click the Continue Shopping button after each to add the additional sessions, or for additional dancers. You may also change the number (quantity) on PayPal's page.
Looking Glass Dance Festival Options Before October 4!

Saturday Daytime: Gate Opens at 11am
Dancing commences at 11:30am

  • 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! 
  • Download the full schedule!  (subject to change)



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 LGFestHousing@email.com 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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