Monthly Contra Dance Locations*, Schedule, & Times

Location #1: THIS is the location of our 2019 Looking Glass Festival! 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 downtown Lansing, Michigan. Click here for a map to the CUMC.
Location #2: Our alternate location is at the Dewitt Township Community Center, at 16101 Brook Rd, Lansing, Michigan, which is off State Rd east of Old US-27. We'll always tell you if we are dancing there. Click here for a map to the DTCC.

Lansing dances are held the first and third Saturday evenings starting mid-September through mid-June, essentially the regular school year. 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). You'll see many of the same smiling people helping out in both organizations, and helpers are always welcome! Jump down to the schedule. Here is the schedule to print and keep on your refrigerator, and please share with friends!

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.

Our 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!

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Contra & Square Dance Schedule
** WIth corrected dates for 2020! **

Dances noted with TBA will be filled in as we confirm callers and bands.

Saturday Sept 21 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: Tana & the Tall Boys Caller: Bev Bernbaum

Saturday October 5 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: Askin' for Trouble Caller: Mike Clark

October 18 - 20, 2019 - Looking Glass Festival, held at CUMC
See the Festival webpage for more information, and please join us!
Callers: Roger Diggle, Alexandra Deis-Lauby
Bands: Hotpoint String Band, plus the Lansing debut of the Haywire String Band on Saturday afternoon

Saturday November 2 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: Mike, Myron, & Paul Caller: Rick Szumski

Saturday November 16 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: Banjo Tramps Caller: Maeve Devlin

Saturday December 7 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: Scarlet Runner String Band Caller: Martha Vander Kolk

Saturday December 21 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: Luke Panning & Friends Caller: TBA

Tuesday December 31, 2019 - New Years Eve
Join us to bring in the New Year!
Note - this dance will be held at our alternate location, at the Dewitt Township Community Center.
More details coming soon on our New Years Eve page!

Saturday January 4, 2020 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: Banjo Tramps Caller: Julie Levy-Weston

Saturday January 18, 2020 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: TBA Caller: TBA

Saturday February 1, 2020 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: TBA Caller: TBA

Saturday February 15, 2020 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: TBA Caller: TBA

Saturday March 7, 2020 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: TBA Caller: Gaye Fifer

Saturday March 21, 2020 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: TBA Caller: TBA

Saturday April 4, 2020 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: TBA Caller: TBA

Saturday April 18, 2020 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: TBA Caller: TBA

Saturday May 2, 2020 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: TBA Caller: TBA

Saturday May 16, 2020 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: TBA Caller: TBA

Saturday June 6, 2020 - hosted by TPF, held at CUMC
Band: TBA Caller: TBA

Saturday June 20, 2020 - hosted by LGMAA, held at CUMC
Band: TBA Caller: TBA

 

 


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