The Looking Glass Festival Was a Great Time!
See You Next Fall 2017!
We had a great time at the Looking Glass Festival this year, held Sept 30 - Oct. 2!
Hot music, super fun dancing, smiling faces, plus a gorgeous quilt made by Jo Mortland all made for a fantastic dance weekend! We'll announce dates this spring for our fall 2017 Festival.
Many, many big hearty Thank yous for the generous work and help of the following people:
Thank you to Michael Hamilton for coming (even though he probably shouldn't have) and calling fabulous dances for us, to Glen Morningstar for stepping in on Friday night, to Lauren Peckman also for calling fabulous dances, to our awesome two bands, The Ripples and Turnip the Beet! And to all of our awesome volunteers and donors, we just couldn't do this without you. Thank you!
Turnip the Beet: Kelsey Wells and
Bonnie Wheeler was the tenacious persistent bidder who won this beautiful quilt, made by the lovely and generous Jo Mortland for our Silent Auction!
Thank you to everyone who brought an item for our silent auction! It really does help us pay the higher costs of a weekend dance. This year we had services and products, dance clothes, contra CDs, and books! There was the lovely handmade quilt from Jo Mortland; a gift certificate from the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, a gift certificate from Marshall Music, and a handwoven scarf from Rita Chapman. Thank you for your help!
Featuring Music by The Ripples: Kristen Planeau, Andrew Taylor, Christopher Wood, and Gabrielle Lanza (above) and Turnip the Beet (right). Check the bands' websites to listen!
Friday Sept. 30 and Sunday Oct. 2 will feature fun calling by both Michael Hamilton and Lauren Peckman, and hot tunes from Turnip the Beet!
Saturday Oct. 1 Turnip the Beet and The Ripples will each provide the tunes and both Michael and Lauren will call!
Schedule & Costs
Are you 30 or under? You get special discounts, see below!
- Whole weekend $85 / <=30 $50
- Friday Night Dance - 7pm start - $23 / <=30 $15
- Saturday workshops 11:30am - 4:30pm $20 / <=30 $10
- Saturday night Dance 7pm start -$23 / <=30 $15
- Sunday afternoon Dance 1pm start - $20 / <=30 $10
Saturday Workshops (click for schedule, all workshop and times are tentative.)
- Bring your Rise Up Singing book!
- Bring Fiddles, Banjos, Bohdrans, other instruments
- Contra Shenanigans - On Time!
- Dancing Through History
- Awesome Waltzes
- Complicated Fun Contras
- Stretching for Dancers
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. We can get into the church at 4pm.
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!