Dance Locations*, Schedule, & Times

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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. As noted, 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). Many of the same smiling people help in both organizations!

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.

The 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!

2017 Contra & Square Dance Schedule

Welcome back! Dances noted with TBA will be filled in as we fill our schedules.

Saturday September 16 - hosted by LGMAA
Band: Scarlet Runner String Band, Caller: Mike Clark

October 6-8 - Looking Glass Dance Festival- Get your tickets now, it's going to be a fabulous dance weekend!
Bands: Pete's Posse & The Contrarians, Callers: Will Mentor & Bev Bernbaum

Saturday October 21 - hosted by TPF
Band: Askin' for Trouble, Caller: Glen Morningstar

Saturday November 4 - hosted by TPF
Celebrate Laura Stein's 80th Birthday!
English Country Dance 2-5pm, band Brad Battey & Debbie Jackson
Potluck dinner 5-7pm
Contras & Squares 7-10pm
Band: Top Drawer String Band, Caller: Lisa Greenleaf

Saturday November 18 - hosted by LGMAA
Band: Banjo Tramps, Caller: Dwayne Johnson

Saturday December 2 - hosted by TPF
Band: Scarlet Runner String Band, Caller: Martha Vander Kolk

Saturday December 16 - hosted by LGMAA
Band: Oh! Contraire, Caller: Laurie Pietravalle

Sunday December 31, 2017 - New Years Eve Dance
Band: The Johns, Caller: Michael Hamilton
(Watch for more information soon about our alternate location for this dance!)

Saturday January 6 - hosted by TPF
Band: Banjo Tramps, Caller: TBA

Saturday January 20 - hosted by LGMAA
Band: Oh! Contraire, Caller: TBA

Saturday February 3 - hosted by TPF
Band: TBA, Caller: Laurie Pietravalle

Saturday February 17 - hosted by LGMAA
Band: TBA, Caller: Julie Levy-Weston

Saturday March 3 - hosted by TPF
Band: TBA, Caller: Gaye Fifer

Saturday March 17 - hosted by LGMAA
Band: TBA, Caller: Kathy Anderson

Watch for more information on the rest of our schedule!

 

 


 

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