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.  (Note one dance on May 19, 2018 will be held at the Dewitt Township Community Center, 16101 Brook Rd, Lansing, MI, see this MAP.)  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!

2018 Contra & Square Dance Schedule

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


Saturday April 7 - hosted by TPF
Band: Fromage a Trois, Caller: Bob Stein

SPECIAL EVENT!  Friday April 20 & Saturday April 21 - hosted by LGMAA
Two-day Contra & Square Dance Spring Celebration with Carol Ormond and The Johns!
See all details on our home page.

Saturday May 5 - hosted by TPF
Band: TBA, Caller: Carol Steiner

Saturday May 19 - hosted by LGMAA
This event is on hold for now. Please check this website after April 4 for more details.

Saturday June 2 - hosted by TPF
Band: Au Contraire, Caller: Mike Clark

Saturday June 16 - hosted by LGMAA
Band: Banjo Tramps, Caller: Dwayne Johnson



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