Dance Locations*, Schedule, & Times

Location #1: We usually hold our dances on the beautifully maintained wooden floor in the assembly hall at the Central United Methodist Church (CUMC), 215 N. Capitol, in Lansing, Michigan. Click here for a map to the CUMC.
Location #2: Our alternate location is at the Dewitt Township Community Center, at 16101 Brook Rd, Lansing, Michigan, which is off State Rd east of Old US-27. We'll always tell you if we are dancing here. Click here for a map to the DTCC.

Lansing dances are held two Saturdays a month starting mid-September through mid-June. Generally, first-Saturday dances are hosted by the Ten Pound Fiddle (TPF) and third-Saturday dances are hosted by the Looking Glass Music & Arts Association (LGMAA). You'll see many of the same smiling people helping out in both organizations, and helpers are always welcome! Jump down to the schedule.

What to wear and bring: Wear soft clean-soled shoes that you don't wear outside, and dress in loose layers that you can peel off as you get warm (and we do get warm!) If you want to help with setup, feel free to come 20 minutes early. If you can, bring a snack to share during intermission. Chocolate, cookies, cut up fruit, and salty snacks are favorites. We provide lemonade and cold water.

Our beginner's workshop starts at 6:30 p.m., the regular dance is from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The usual cost is $10 for either Looking Glass or Ten Pound Fiddle members (and members of other traditional dance groups), $12 for the public, and $6 for students (high school or college) with ID, and for all first-time dancers. Children and teens under 15 are admitted for free!  What a great fun family-friendly entertainment deal!

2018-2019 Contra & Square Dance Schedule

Dances noted with TBA will be filled in as we confirm callers and bands.

Saturday November 17 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: Prospect Hilltoppers (Sam Herman, Caleb Hofheinz, Richard Whitfield), Caller: Pat Reeser

Saturday December 1 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: Scarlet Runner String Band, Caller: Laurie Pietravalle

Saturday December 15 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Special event! Bob & Laura Stein's 60th Anniversary Dance!
Band: String Rays, Caller: Many Favorite Local Callers

Monday December 31, 2018 - New Years Eve Dance - Please join us! Held at Dewitt Twp Comm Center
Band: The Johns, Caller: Darlene Underwood
(Click link for more information for this special dance!)

Saturday January 5 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: Askin' for Trouble, Caller: Julie Levy-Weston

Saturday January 19 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: Banjo Tramps, Caller: TBA

Saturday February 2 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: TBA, Caller: TBA

Saturday February 16 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: Pat & Possum, Caller: TBA

Saturday March 2 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: Banjo Tramps, Caller: Bob Stein

Saturday March 16 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: Scarlet Runner String Band, Caller: Dwayne Johnson

Saturday April 6 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: TBA, Caller: Cis Hinkle

Watch for more information on the rest of our schedule!
We dance through to the 3rd weekend of June!

 

 


 

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