33nd Annual Looking Glass Music & Dance Festival - Oct 6 - 8, 2017

Join us at the Central United Methodist Church in Downtown Lansing, Michigan!
Early Registration open NOW!

Will Mentor and Bev Burnbaum, most excellent fun callers!
Calling by Will Mentor and Bev Burnbaum

The Contrarians
The Contrarians

Thank you to Jo Mortland for donating her beautiful quilt to the silent auction!
A beautiful quilt, very much like this one, could be YOURS! That's
right - another gorgeous Jo Mortland Original will be available in the Silent Auction! Bid early and often! Bidding will commence Saturday morning and end Saturday evening just before the break!

Silent Auction - Funds Will Support Our Scholarship for CDSS' Camp Cavell in 2018, on the beautiful shore of Lake Huron!
Please consider bringing an item or two for the silent auction. The bidding is fun! Maybe there's a service or product you could donate. Or dance clothes! Plants! Produce! Contra CDs! Books! Pottery! So far there's a lovely handmade quilt from by Jo Mortland!

Thank you for your help!

Pete's PosseFeaturing Music by Pete's Posse! Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, and Tristan Henderson (above) and The Contrarians! (right) Will Carter, Paul Epstein, John Longwell, Andy Park. Check the bands' websites to listen!

Schedule & Costs
At-the-Gate prices will be higher, so buy before 9PM on October 4 and save! Use the PayPal link below. Are you 30 or under? You get special discounts!

Friday Oct. 6 - Sunday Oct. 8: Dancing All Weekend!

  • Whole weekend $75 ($85 at gate) / <=30 $45 ($50 at gate)
  • Friday Night Dance 7-11pm is $25 / <=30 $15
  • Saturday Daytime 11:30am - 4:30pm $20 / <=30 $10
  • Saturday Night Dance 7-11pm $25 / <=30 $15
  • Sunday Afternoon Dance 1pm $20 / <=30 $10

You don't need a PayPal account to use PayPal!

Use the pull down menu to select the dance session(s) you want. Add them one at a time, and click the Continue Shopping button after each to add the additional sessions, or for additional dancers. You may also change the number (quantity) on PayPal's page.
Looking Glass Dance Festival Options Before October 4!

Saturday Daytime (Here's what we did in 2016! More info coming soon for 2017!)

  • Bring your Rise Up Singing book!
  • Bring Fiddles, Banjos, Bohdrans, other instruments
  • Contra Shenanigans - On Time!
  • Dancing Through History
  • Awesome Waltzes
  • Complicated Fun Contras
  • Yoga & Stretching for Dancers

We Need Volunteers!
Dance volunteers "earn" $10/hour of dance time over the weekend. Contact LGMAA for more information. We especially need people to help load in early afternoon on Friday and to load out on Sunday after the dance. This involves heavy lifting and lots of stairs.

Contact Laurie P, Housing Coordinator, at LGFestHousing@email.com if you have extra couch or bed space for out of town dancers, or if you need a place to stay during the dance weekend! Be sure to give her your email and phone.

We need everyone to bring sweet or salty snacks to share, including cut-up fruit and veges. Bring only enough to feed 5-7 other dancers. If you're bringing gluten or dairy free, please label it as so, and thank you!




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