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Dancing in the Upper Peninsula
(of Michigan)
The U.P. Dance Calendar


Do something good for yourself -- Dance to live music!

     Do you know of a dance that isn't on the U.P. Dance Calendar? Are you organizing a dance? Are you a musician/band playing for dances? Email the details of your dance to sue@manytracks.com and I'll be happy to post it below.  No dances in your area? Make one happen! Help keep the dancers and dance musicians active and happy. Cheers, Sue.
     Please Note: It's a good idea to call ahead when attending a dance to make sure the information listed below is correct. All times listed are Eastern Std unless noted otherwise (some dances listed are in the western U.P. which is on Central Time). List updated 5-18-2017 -- Newest additions in Red.


May 21- South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles "Spring Fling" Polka Dance with local bands. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

May 21 - Trenary - 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 3rd Sunday Dance, Mathias Twp Hall, Trenary. Music by Country Wheels.  $5.00. Luncheon available at 4:00 for $3.00.

May 26 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Brad's Country Express. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

May 27 - Escanaba - 6:00-10:00 pm: Retro Station Country Dance with (tba). Retro Station Music Hall, 1837 3rd Ave N (across from Public Safety). $5.00. Carry-ins allowed. Pop, coffee, snacks, burgers available.

May 28- South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with Polka Drifters. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

June 4 - Gwinn - 1:00-5:00 pm: Silver Wings Community Ctr Senior/Adult Dance at the Sawyer Heritage Air Museum, 403 Third St. Music by The Hart Beats. $7. The Air Museum will be open during the dance. NOTE: There will not be a luncheon served but there will be snacks available. You are welcome to bring your own snacks as well. 906-362-3531.

June 4- South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with Wil Kilpela and Friends. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

June 9 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Cal's Country Classics. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

June 10 - Escanaba - 6:00-10:00 pm: Retro Station Country Dance with (tba). Retro Station Music Hall, 1837 3rd Ave N (across from Public Safety). $5.00. Carry-ins allowed. Pop, coffee, snacks, burgers available.

June 10 - Iron River - 6:00-9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with Charlie & band. Variety. Iron River Senior Center, 814 - 4th Ave. Cost $6.00 includes luncheon. Sponsored by the Iron River Senior Center Site Council.

June 10 - Ishpeming - 2:00-6:00 pm: VFW Polka/Variety Dance with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. Polka, waltz, two-step, other. VFW Hall, 310 Bank St. $10, food available. Sponsored by the VFW.

June 11 - Rock- 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 2nd Sunday Dance with music by Country Hashbrowns.  Cost $5.00 with luncheon available for an additional donation. Rock Senior Center, 3892 W Maple Ridge 37th Rd. More info: 356-6420. Sponsored by the Rock Area Senior Citizens Corporation.

June 11- South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with Panhandler Pete. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

June 18- South Range - 5:00-9:00 pm: Eagles "Fathers Day" Polka Dance with Bill Kautto Band. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

June 18 - Trenary - 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 3rd Sunday Dance, Mathias Twp Hall, Trenary. Music by ...  $5.00. Luncheon available at 4:00 for $3.00.

June 23 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Cedar Creek. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

June 24 - Escanaba - 6:00-10:00 pm: Retro Station Country Dance with (tba). Retro Station Music Hall, 1837 3rd Ave N (across from Public Safety). $5.00. Carry-ins allowed. Pop, coffee, snacks, burgers available.

June 25- South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with Wil Kilpela and Friends. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

July 2 - Gwinn [tentative] - 1:00-5:00 pm: Silver Wings Community Ctr Senior/Adult Dance at the Sawyer Heritage Air Museum, 403 Third St. Music by tba. $7. The Air Museum will be open during the dance. NOTE: There will not be a luncheon served but there will be snacks available. You are welcome to bring your own snacks as well. 906-362-3531.

July 2 - Traunik - 7:00-11:00 pm: Slovenian Club Polka Dance with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. Polka, waltz, two-step, other. Traunik Hall. Sponsored by the Traunik Slovenian Club.

July 8 - Iron River - 6:00-9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with Scott & Pam. Polka/Variety. Iron River Senior Center, 814 - 4th Ave. Cost $6.00 includes luncheon. Sponsored by the Iron River Senior Center Site Council.

July 9 - Covington - 2:00-6:00 pm: Fun Dance, sponsored by Carl & Dora Pellonpaaa with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. Polka, waltz, two-step, other. Covington Community Hall.

July 9 - Rock- 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 2nd Sunday Dance with music by tba.  Cost $5.00 with luncheon available for an additional donation. Rock Senior Center, 3892 W Maple Ridge 37th Rd. More info: 356-6420. Sponsored by the Rock Area Senior Citizens Corporation.

July 14- Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Ron Jay & Country Strangers. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

July 16 - Trenary - 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 3rd Sunday Dance, Mathias Twp Hall, Trenary. Music by ...  $5.00. Luncheon available at 4:00 for $3.00.

July 28 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Paula D. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

August 11 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Phil Lynch Jazz Quartet. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

August 12 - Iron River - 6:00-9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with Jan & Jeno. Variety. Iron River Senior Center, 814 - 4th Ave. Cost $6.00 includes luncheon. Sponsored by the Iron River Senior Center Site Council.

August 13 - Rock- 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 2nd Sunday Dance with music by Angels & Outlaws.  Cost $5.00 with luncheon available for an additional donation. Rock Senior Center, 3892 W Maple Ridge 37th Rd. More info: 356-6420. Sponsored by the Rock Area Senior Citizens Corporation.

August 19 - Ishpeming - 2:00-6:00 pm: VFW Polka/Variety Dance with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. Polka, waltz, two-step, other. VFW Hall, 310 Bank St. $10, food available. Sponsored by the VFW.

August 20 - Trenary - 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 3rd Sunday Dance, Mathias Twp Hall, Trenary. Music by ...  $5.00. Luncheon available at 4:00 for $3.00.

August 25 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Ron Jay & Country Strangers. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

Sept. 8 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Brad's Country Express. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

Sept. 9 - Iron River - 6:00-9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with Jack & Friends. Polka/Variety. Iron River Senior Center, 814 - 4th Ave. Cost $6.00 includes luncheon. Sponsored by the Iron River Senior Center Site Council.

Sept. 9 - Ishpeming - 2:00-6:00 pm: VFW Polka/Variety Dance with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. Polka, waltz, two-step, other. VFW Hall, 310 Bank St. $10, food available. Sponsored by the VFW.

Sept. 9 - Wakefield - 4:00-8:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: VFW Octoberfest Dance with Spotlight Polka Band. VFW, Lakeshore Dr. Food available. 224-3071.

Sept. 10 - Rock- 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 2nd Sunday Dance with music by tba.  Cost $5.00 with luncheon available for an additional donation. Rock Senior Center, 3892 W Maple Ridge 37th Rd. More info: 356-6420. Sponsored by the Rock Area Senior Citizens Corporation.

Sept. 17 - Trenary - 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 3rd Sunday Dance, Mathias Twp Hall, Trenary. Music by ...  $5.00. Luncheon available at 4:00 for $3.00.

Sept. 22 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Scott & Pam. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

Sept. 23 - Iron Mountain - 3:30 - 6:30 pm CENTRAL TIME: Octoberfest Downtown with music by Scott & Pam.

Sept. 30 - L'Anse - 6:00-10:00 pm: Della's Dance with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. at the Whirl-a-Gig Ballroom/Bowling Alley/Bar. Polka/waltz/variety. Finger foods, cash bar, prizes. Cost: Donation. Places to stay: L'Anse Motel (906-524-7820), Baraga Lakeside Inn (906-353-7123), Carlas Lakeshore Motel (906-353-6256), Hilltop Motel (906-524-6321), Ojibwa Casino Resort (906-353-7611), Julie's Motor Inn (906-482-5351). Campgrounds: L'Anse Township Park (906-524-6985), Ojibwa Campground (906-353-6955), Baraga State Park (906-353-6558).

Oct. 8 - Rock- 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 2nd Sunday Dance with music by Ron Jay & Country Strangers.  Cost $5.00 with luncheon available for an additional donation. Rock Senior Center, 3892 W Maple Ridge 37th Rd. More info: 356-6420. Sponsored by the Rock Area Senior Citizens Corporation.

Oct. 11 - Brimley - 1:00-6:00 pm: Bay Mills Octoberfest with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich, and tba No charge. Bay Mills Casino, 11386 W Lakeshore Dr. 888-422-9645.

Oct. 13 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Cal's Country Classics. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

Oct. 14 - Iron River - 6:00-9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with Scott & Pam. Polka/Variety. Iron River Senior Center, 814 - 4th Ave. Cost $6.00 includes luncheon. Sponsored by the Iron River Senior Center Site Council.

Oct. 15 - Trenary - 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 3rd Sunday Dance, Mathias Twp Hall, Trenary. Music by ...  $5.00. Luncheon available at 4:00 for $3.00. [NOTE: This will be the last dance at Trenary before winter break. Then they'll resume in the spring.]

Oct. 27 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Ron Jay & Country Strangers. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

Nov. 10 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Cedar Creek. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

Nov. 11 - Iron River - 6:00-9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with Jack & Friends. Polka/Variety. Iron River Senior Center, 814 - 4th Ave. Cost $6.00 includes luncheon. Sponsored by the Iron River Senior Center Site Council.

Nov. 11 - Ishpeming - 2:00-6:00 pm: VFW Polka/Variety Dance with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. Polka, waltz, two-step, other. VFW Hall, 310 Bank St. $10, food available. Sponsored by the VFW.

Nov. 12 - Rock- 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 2nd Sunday Dance with music by tba.  Cost $5.00 with luncheon available for an additional donation. Rock Senior Center, 3892 W Maple Ridge 37th Rd. More info: 356-6420. Sponsored by the Rock Area Senior Citizens Corporation.

Nov. 24 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Brad's Country Express. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

Dec. 8 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by tba. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

Dec. 9 - Iron River - 6:00-9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with Jan & Jeno. Variety. Iron River Senior Center, 814 - 4th Ave. Cost $6.00 includes luncheon. Sponsored by the Iron River Senior Center Site Council.

Dec. 9 - Ishpeming - 2:00-6:00 pm: VFW Polka/Variety Dance with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. Polka, waltz, two-step, other. VFW Hall, 310 Bank St. $10, food available. Sponsored by the VFW.

Dec. 22 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by tba. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.



2016 by Sue Robishaw  ~  ~  "Dance, Dance, wherever you may be."
 

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