Looking Glass Music And Arts Association
Looking Glass is a loosely knit group of fun seekers
who have been organizing monthly square and contra
dances, workshops, and
other traditional music and arts activities for nearly 30 years.
We are a volunteer, non-profit organization, and anyone is welcome.
We hope you can join us for a contra dance sometime soon. Dancing
is fun, good exercise, and movement to music with a group of smiling people.
Join us on the floor and give it a try, we think you'll like it.
Want to know a little more? The Hamilton Country Dancers, Hamilton,
Ontario have put together two sets of "instructions"- The
Contra Dance Primer is a nice overview. There is also the more detailed
It's a multi media world- check out this contra dance video on YouTube-
Lansing does not have a "fireplace line" (referenced in the video). We enjoy seeing people of all ages coming together to enjoy the dance.
Unless otherwise noted, all dances take place at the Central
United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol, in Lansing on the third Saturday of
the month. Directions and Map to church
Beginner's workshops start at 6:30 p.m.; the dance is from 7:00
to 10:00 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, cost is $8 for Looking Glass Members (and members of other traditional dance groups) ,
for students (high school, college) with ID. Children under 15 are admitted
Saturday, November 21
Band: Banjo Tramps Caller: Meg Dedolph
Saturday, December 19
Band: Scarlet Runner String Band, Caller: Bob Stein
Saturday, Janurary 16
Band: The Johns, Caller: Julie Levy-Weston
Saturday Feb 20
Band: TBA, Caller: TBA
Looking Glass Membership Memberships
are currently $10 per calendar year- renewable in January. For more information
or write LGMAA at P.O. Box 1403 E. Lansing MI 48826
or email Looking Glass
Hey! Bands and callers
passing through Lansing, contact Bonnie,
about playing or calling for one of our dances.