** Update 5 April 2020 - Lansing Dances Cancelled Rest of Season **
** Due to Coronavirus / COVID-19 **

Monthly Contra 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 downtown 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 there. Click here for a map to the DTCC.

Lansing dances are held the first and third Saturday evenings 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 2020 Contra & Square Dance Schedule

Dances that have been crossed off are cancelled, due to the presence of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Michigan. Please see our home page for details. Both Lansing contra dance organizations will continue to monitor the situation, and will provide updates as we determine next steps. Thank you for your patience.

Saturday March 21, 2020 - hosted by LGMAA, held at Dewitt Township Community Center
Band: Banjo Tramps, with Caller: Rick Szumski

Cancelled

>Saturday April 4, 2020 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: Askin' for Trouble, with Caller: Carol Steiner

Cancelled

Saturday April 18, 2020 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: Scarlet Runner String Band, with Caller: Maeve Devlin

Cancelled

Saturday May 2, 2020 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: TBA, with Caller: TBA

Cancelled

Saturday May 16, 2020 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: TBA, with Caller: TBA

Cancelled

Saturday June 6, 2020 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: TBA, with Caller: TBA

Cancelled

Saturday June 20, 2020 - hosted by LGMAA*, held at CUMC
Band: Luke Panning & Friends, with Caller: Gaye Fifer
This is a special dance event, with dancing in the afternoon also planned.
Watch for more details, available soon!

Cancelled


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