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November 2021 Updates

We have not hosted a dance for 18 months. When we postponed dances in March, 2020, I thought that we would be back on the dance floor by the fall or New Year's Eve by the latest. Though I am happy that I was able to see my friends at our dance community picnics this fall, I still look forward to my next "balance and swing".

Given the "4th wave" of COVID-19 in Michigan, we have decided to cancel the 2021 New Year's Eve dance. As of today, we still hope to return to dancing in 2021 - see our dance schedule for more information.

Watch this space for forthcoming information about non-dance events for our community.

Stay safe out there.

If you have questions, Email Us.

Lansing Dances & COVID-19 Update
July 4, 2020

Greetings. First, we miss our dancing and music-making friends tremendously. We miss the joy of seeing your smiling faces, of hearing live traditional music from our talented bands, and the anticipation of a fun dance! Yes, this is why we want to resume dancing asap! But not at the expense of spreading covid-19. Sadly, the nature of contra dance makes it an activity highly likely to spread the virus.

Therefore, we have postponed all dances until Michigan's Safe Start Plan has reached Phase 6, which will be post-pandemic. While we don't know how long that will take, we do know it won't be forever. We feel this is our safest path forward, so we can all dance safely together again in the future. The boards of each group will discuss next steps for planning future dances, when it is again safe to resume.

Lansing's two contra dance organizations have been closely monitoring the Ingham County Health Department, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the CDC. On July 8, the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) updated their recommendations for protecting ourselves and our dance communities, so that we may dance together again in the not-too-distant future.

If you haven't signed up for the Dancing in Lansing email list, please do so now by clicking here and following the instructions at the top of the page.

Please, wear your mask, wash your hands often, use your sanitizer, and keep yourself and your loved ones healthy! We'll see you again on the dance floor, once we're safely through this difficult time.

* Many thanks to Laura Riva and the Dancing Grapevine for this article about social dancing in the time of the coronavirus COVID-19.





Hi There!  We sure miss you all!

The Looking Glass hosts contra and square dances, workshops, and other traditional music and arts activities for adults, teens, and families. We're a volunteer non-profit family-friendly organization. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, color, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. You don't even need to bring a dance partner! Please join us on the dance floor soon!

Dancing in Lansing News
Julie Levy-Weston publishes Dancing in Lansing Thursdays before each dance. She gives updates on upcoming dances, and from around Michigan and the Midwest. Want the skinny on those amazing dance weekends? Where are the best dance bands playing next? Subscribe to the D-in-L, and you'll always know! Click here to read!



See below? That's us having a blast!


If you haven't tried this yet, we encourage you to come to a dance soon. It truly is a great time, as you will see, because everyone is smiling! Come at 6:30pm for the lesson. Plus, the caller walks us through every dance before we start, to show us the steps. And we always help each other. Then be ready to have a blast with us!

Updated 15 May 2021 by BPF


Looking Glass Memberships are currently $15 per individual per calendar year - renewable in January. For more information
call 517/337-0235 or write LGMAA at P.O. Box 1403 E. Lansing MI 48826
or email the Looking Glass Dance Committee. We'd love to hear from you!

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