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.
Location #3: This is for a May 18, 2019 one-time special dance event only. We'll dance at the Foster Community Center at 200 N Foster Ave, Lansing, MI. Click here for a map to the FCC.

Lansing dances are held two Saturdays a month starting mid-September through mid-June, essentially the regular school year. 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!

Spring 2019 Contra & Square Dance Schedule (with some additional Fall 2019 dates.)

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

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

Saturday May 18 - hosted by LGMAA, held - hosted at the Foster Community Center at 200 N Foster Ave, Lansing, MI
Schedule:
12:30-1PM set up (Feel free to come early to help!)
1:00-4:00PM Advanced Contra Dance *(see explanation on home page)
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 contra dance
Band: Wild Rumpus (Deborah Clark Colón, Karl Clark Colón, & Bobby Douglas) From their website: Wild Rumpus is a GrooveTrad Band that plays Feel Fantastic Music with a Traditional Irish Heartbeat and a Global Drumbeat. 
Caller: Darlene Underwood will call both the afternoon and the evening dance. As "Master of Moves" Darlene is a Lansing favorite!

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: Scarlet Runner String Band, Caller: Maeve Devlin

This ends our dance schedule for the summer, during which it's too hot to dance without air conditioning!

Looking Forward to the Fall 2019 Contra & Square Dance Schedule

Saturday Sept 21 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: TBD Caller: Bev Bernbaum

Looking Glass Festival October 18,19,20
Callers: Roger Diggle, Alexandra Deis-Lauby
Band: Hot Point String Band

Location: TBD

 

Watch for more information on the rest of our schedule, and for the Fall 2019 Looking Glass Festival!

 

 


 

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