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. Here is the schedule to print and keep on your refrigerator, and please share with friends!

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!

2019 Contra & Square Dance Schedule

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

Saturday April 20 - hosted by LGMAA, held at Dewitt Township Community Center
Band: Scarlett Runner String Band, Caller: Laurie Pietrevalle

Saturday May 4 - hosted by TPF, held at Dewitt Township Community Center.
Band: Askin' for Trouble, Caller: Dwayne Johnson

May 18, 2019
Ulyana Maystrenko is celebrating her 65th birthday this year! Note location change: We'll dance at the Foster Community Center at 200 N Foster Ave, Lansing, MI
12:30-1PM set up (Feel free to help!)
1:00-4:00PM Advanced Contra Dance
4:00PM-6:30PM Potluck -
if weather permits we'll be outside! (Please bring table setting if possible.)
6:30-7PM New Dancer workshop
7-10PM regular dance
Band: Wild Rumpus (Debra Clark Colón, Karl Clark Colón, & Bobby Douglas)
Caller: Darlene Underwood will call all dances!

Saturday June 1 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC - (please check back for more information!)
Band: Debbie Jackson & Friends, Caller: TBA

Saturday June 15 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC - (please check back for more information!)
Band: TBA, Caller: TBA

Watch for more information on the rest of our schedule, and for the Fall 2019 Looking Glass Festival!
This ends our dance schedule for the summer of 2019, the rest of which is just too hot to dance without air conditioning.

See you in September 2019!

 

 


 

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