Looking Glass Music & Dance Festival
Oct 5 & 6, 2018 - Valley Farms Community Center
(aka Dewitt Twp Community Center)

Early Registration open Now!

Beth Molaro and Mean Lids !
Featuring hot live music by the Mean Lids and clear lovely calling by Beth Molaro! Here's Beth with two of the Lids!


Valley Farms Community Center (aka Dewitt Township Community Center), located on Brook Road, just south of State Rd and east of Old US-27

  Valley Farms Community Center (aka Dewitt Twp Community Center) 16101 Brook Rd, Lansing, MI 48906  


Registration is open NOW but only until Midnight October 3, 2018. Hurry, prices go up if you pay at the Gate! Use the pull-down menu to make your selections, and then you can pay with PayPal! To add multiple dancers, use the Continue Shopping link at upper right!


Friday Night 8 -

Festival Dance Options

Silent Auction - Funds Will Support Our Scholarship for a CDSS' Camp!
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!

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.

Thank you in advance -- it's very helpful if dancers can bring sweet or salty snacks to share, including cut-up fruit and veges. Also - if you're bringing gluten or dairy free, please label it as such, and thank you!



All 3 Mean Lids!  Miriam Larson, Ben Smith, Matt Turino
All three Mean Lids: Miriam Larson on flute, Ben Smith on Fiddle, and Matt Turino on guitar. This band rocks!

Friday Oct. 5 - Saturday Oct. 6 Schedule & Costs Per Session

Early Registration Open NOW!

Package Deal - only $75 per Dancer to dance Friday Night, Saturday Day and Saturday NIght!

Friday October 5 - Fri Night only $25
7:30pm - New Dancer Workshop
8pm - 12:00am - Contras & Squares Dance Party! Beth Molaro calling, music by our own Banjo Tramps
Saturday October 6 - Day Sessions only $35
10 – 11:00am - Waltzing!
11 – 12:30pm - Dance Session #1 (See descriptions below!)
12:30 - 1pm - We provide LUNCH!
1 – 2:30pm - Dance Session #2
3:00pm - 4:30pm – Dance Session #3
4:30 – 6:30pm - Dinner on your own
Saturday Continued - Night Session only $35
6:30pm - New Dancer Workshop
7 – 8pm - Klezmer Contra - music by Heartland Klezmorim (see below!)
8:30pm – 12:30am Boogie Down Contra Dance!! Beth Molaro calling, music by the Mean Lids


Session 1 ~ Challenging and No Walk-through Contras
A presentation of dances with a little extra complexity along with a big helping of no-walk through contras and minimal teaching.

Session 2 ~ Red Hot Turbo-Charged Squares
Dancers who think that they don't like squares are often surprised by Beth's high-energy repertoire of dances. She will change the mind of even the most diehard contra dancer. This workshop will focus on souping-up your square dance experience with choice squares, many fast-paced, some challenging, always fun and certain to improve your timing and enjoyment.

Session 3 ~ Go With The Flow Contras
A series of dances that capitalize on flow and present opportunities to learn about the fine of art of merging and other tools for making the most of good flow and timing.

CDSS - Country Dance & Song Society

The Heartland Klezmorim

Heartland Klezmorim

The Heartland Klezmorim will provide music for a lively hour of Contra Klezmer on Saturday October 6 at 7pm! Many thanks to the Country Dance and Song Society Outreach Fund for their generous funding for this special session!

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 Saturday night after the dance. This involves heavy lifting. We'll have a signup sheet at the Gate Table! (If you come help early for loading in, just sign the signup sheet when we're done setting up.) Thanks!




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