Lansing English Country Dancers

Lansing English Country Dancers promotes English country dancing in the Lansing and East Lansing area. We offer instruction in the figures and sequences of English dances at all events. No experience is necessary. You are encouraged to come alone, bring a friend, or come as a group. We change partners for each dance so it is not necessary to come as a couple. Wear comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement. Bring clean, flat, nonslip shoes.




Lansing English country dancers and musicians
Photo by Gillian Carney, November 2013



Samples of English Country dancing


Looking Glass Festival, Lansing, October 2012.
"Protsmouth" with Robert Messer calling, and musicians
Sarah Tyriver (violin), Gretchen Morse (oboe), Laura Stein (piano), and Kris Gaumer (bodhrán).
Video by John Newsome.


Looking Glass Festival, Lansing, October 2012.
"Early One Morning" with Linda Hanson calling, and musicians
Sarah Tyriver (violin), Gretchen Morse (oboe), Laura Stein (piano), and Kris Gaumer (bodhrán).
Video by John Newsome.


Laura Stein's 75th birthday dance, Lansing, November 2012.
"Knives and Forks" with Lisa Greenleaf and The Latter Day Lizards.
Video by John Newsome.


Ann Arbor Dawn Dance Weekend, February 2011.
"Perpetual Motion" with Joseph Pimentel and Goldcrest.
Video by John Newsome.


Ann Arbor Dawn Dance Weekend, February 2012.
"Elverton Grove" with Joanna Reiner and KGB.
Video by John Newsome.


Newcastle English Country Dancers at a Renaissance faire.
"Mage on a Cree" to the tune "Lilliburlero".


"Mr. Beveridge's Maggot" from BBC's "Pride and Prejudice".




Recent and upcoming events


Dances we have done



English country dance resources




Links to Other country dancing and folk life around southern Michigan



Modified January 23, 2014, by  

Robert Messer
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Albion College