New Year's Eve 2019 Contra Dance Party !

Location: Dewitt Township Community Center (click for map) You can Pre-Pay with PayPal! (click to pre-pay)

Come celebrate New Year's Eve at our annual Potluck & Contra Dance Party!

We'll have the best fun in Lansing to toss out the old and ring in the new, and you are invited. We're family friendly, we don't serve alcohol, and we welcome everyone! We'll gather at the Dewitt Twp Community Center to enjoy a homemade potluck dinner (see info and times at left). Then there is a friendly no-pressure new dancer lesson so that everyone is familiar with the various figures of the dances, plus our caller teaches each dance beforehand. It's all just walking and moving in time to the music! If you can walk and count to 8, you're golden. There's no need to even bring a partner, as we switch off most every dance anyway.

We'll have terrific live traditional and contemporary dance music provided by one of our favorite bands, The Johns. They'll make you want to dance! Dance caller Darlene Underwood is welcoming, gracious, and a blast! She picks great fun dances, while also building dancers' skills through the evening.


We'll be at our alternate dance location at the Dewitt Twp Community Center, at 16101 Brook Rd, just south off State St, just east of Old-27, and about 1/4 mile west of Wood St. See the map below.


If you like, please bring along sweet or salty snacks to share at intermission. If you're bringing gluten free or dairy free, please label it as so, and thank you! -- Please place your name on your serving dishes, including any serving utensils, to assure your items are returned to you.

Darlene Underwood, dance caller!The Johns!
Darlene Underwood calls terrific fun dances, with
fantastic Live music from The Johns!

December 31 Schedule

  • 6:30PM Potluck - bring a dish to share, with labeled serving utensil, plus your place setting(s) if possible
  • 7:30PM New Dancer Lesson
  • 8PM Contra Dance Party Begins
  • 9:45PM Break for Special Yummy Desserts
  • 12:00 Midnight Non-alcohol Fizzy Toast* and Auld Lang Syne (click for the words)

Gate Costs

$15 - Members of any traditional dance organization
$18 - General public
$8 - Students
$0 - Kids get in free!

Instructions: You may pre-pay using PayPal, using the button below. The buyer's name will be on a list at the gate when you arrive. Your emailed PayPal receipt is your ticket, just display it on your phone. To add more people click on "Continue Shopping" on PayPal's secure web portal.

See you on the dance floor soon!

NYE Dance Prices

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 would love to hear from you!

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