Looking Glass Music & Dance Festival
Oct 18-20, 2019 - Central United Methodist Church
Downtown Lansing, Michigan

Hope to see you there!

Featuring Callers Alexandra Deis-Lauby and Roger Diggle

We've got the hot band, and two excellent callers! We look forward to welcoming Alexandra Deis-Lauby (NY) and Roger Diggle (WI) to call the dances for the 2019 Looking Glass Festival.


Location: Central United Methodist Church

We'll be dancing on the beautifully maintained wooden floor in the assembly hall at the Central United Methodist Church (CUMC), at
215 N. Capitol, in Lansing, Michigan. Click here for a map to the CUMC.


Housing!
Contact Laurie P, Housing Coordinator 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.

Snacks!
Thank you in advance -- it's very helpful if dancers can bring sweet or salty snacks to share, including cut-up fruit and veges. Also - if you're bringing gluten or dairy free, please label it as such, and thank you!

Hotpoint String Band!

Hotpoint String Band: "You want to dance. We can help. The band consists of (l to r) the king of contradance percussionists, Mark "Pokey" Hellenberg; clawhammer banjo legend Hilarie Burhans, improvisational and inspired fiddler Mark Burhans; wall-of-rhythm pianist Marlene Shostak, and, keeping us well grounded, bassist Nick Weiland." We always have a blast with this band!

The Haywire String Band will provide the tunes during their Lansing debut on Satuday afternoon! They are Sam Hermann on banjo, John Hatton on guitar, and Caleb Hofheinz playing fiddle.


Friday Oct. 18 - Sunday Oct. 20
Schedule & Costs

Package Deal - Dance the entire weekend and it's only $80 per Dancer! That saves you $15 for the weekend! Even Saturday Lunch is included (donations welcome.)

Friday October 18 - Fri Night only $25
7:30 - 11:30pm - Contras & Squares Dance Party
Saturday October 19 - Day Sessions only $25
10 – 11:00am - Waltzing
11:15am – 12:30pm - Session #1 - Alexandra Deis-Lauby calling "Flowy Contras" to music by Hotpoint
12:30 - We provide LUNCH!
1:30 – 3:00pm - Session #2 - Contras & Squares, music by Haywire
3:15pm - 4:45pm – Session #3 - Roger Diggle calling "Contra Corners Frenzy" to music by Hotpoint
5:00 – 6:30pm - Dinner on your own
Saturday Continued - Night Session only $25
7:00pm - New Dancer Workshop
7:30 – 11:30pm - Contras & Squares Dance Party
Sunday October 20 - only $20
1:00 - 4:00pm - Contras & Squares Dance Party


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 moving quickly so we stay on schedule. (If you want to come early to help loading in, please contact Looking Glass by October 15 for more information and to sign up, so that we know that you are coming. Thanks!

 

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