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. 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!

2017 Contra & Squares Dance Schedule

NO DANCES in July or August; Dances noted with TBA will be filled in as we fill our schedules.

Saturday April 15 - hosted by LGMAA - Note this dance will be at our alternate location at the Dewitt Township Community Center, 
Band: The Banjo Tramps, Caller: Megan Wilson

Saturday May 6 - hosted by TPF
Band: Oh! Contraire, Caller: Peter Baker

Saturday May 20 - hosted by LGMAA
Band: TBA, Caller: TBA

Saturday June 3 - hosted by TPF
Band: The Johns, Caller: Darlene Underwood

Saturday June 17 - hosted by LGMAA
Band: Scarlet Runners, Caller: Mike Clark

No dances in July and August, so have a great summer, and see you again September 16, 2017!




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