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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 a dance? Email the details to me, sue@manytracks.com , and I'll post it below.  No dances in your area? Make one happen! Help keep the dancers and dance musicians active and happy!

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     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 are in the western U.P. which is on Central Time). List updated 7-17-2018 -- Latest additions in Red.


July 19 - Ironwood - 4:00-8:00 pm: Festival Ironwood with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. Polka, waltz, two-step, other.

July 22 - Marquette - 7:00-10:00 pm: DanceZone Club Social Dance, with music by Blue Champagne. Cost $10.00 (snack luncheon included). DanceZone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. More information: www.dancezonemqt.org, 906-236-1457.

July 22 - South Range - 5:00-9:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance - Finn Day - Kesan Laulu. with Finnish Food Roast Beef-Pork Dinner. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

July 28 - Ishpeming - 2:00-5:00 pm: Please NOTE location - Polka/Variety Dance at American Legion Hall with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. Polka, waltz, two-step, other. Luncheon available. American Legion Hall, 3050 Cty Rd 496, Ishpeming, 906-486-4074. $8.

July 29 - South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with Backroom Boys. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

August 5 - 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.

August 8 - Brimley - 1:00-5:00 pm: Bay Mills Polkafest Wednesdays with (various polka bands). No charge. Bay Mills Casino, 11386 W Lakeshore Dr. 888-422-9645.

August 11 - Ishpeming - 2:00-5:00 pm - Polka/Variety Dance at American Legion Hall with Spotlight Polka Band - Scott & Pam Kohen. Polka, waltz, two-step, other. Luncheon available. American Legion Hall, 3050 Cty Rd 496, Ishpeming, 906-486-4074. $8.

August 12 - 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 12 - South Range - 5:00-9:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with Jim & Teri Enrietti. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

August 19 - South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with Roger Hewlett & Jack Chamberlain. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

August 19 - Trenary - 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior Citizens 3rd Sunday Dance, Mathias Twp Hall, Trenary. Music by Country Friends. $7.00. Luncheon available at 4:00 for $3.00.

August 26 - Marquette - 7:00-10:00 pm: DanceZone Club Social Dance, with music by Angels & Outlaws. Cost $10.00 (snack luncheon included). DanceZone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. More information: www.dancezonemqt.org, 906-236-1457.

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

Sept. 2 - Gwinn - 1:00-4:00 pm: Silver Wings Community Ctr Senior/Adult Dance at the Sawyer Heritage Air Museum, 403 Third St. Music by HartBeats. $7. The Air Museum will be open during the dance. Snacks available. You are welcome to bring your own snacks as well. 906-362-3531.

Sept. 2 - South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with ***. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

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

Sept. 8 - Ishpeming - 2:00-5:00 pm - Polka/Variety Dance at American Legion Hall with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. Polka, waltz, two-step, other. Luncheon available. American Legion Hall, 3050 Cty Rd 496, Ishpeming, 906-486-4074. $8.

Sept. 9 - Rock- 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 2nd Sunday Dance with music by Country Express.  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. 9 - South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with ***. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

Sept. 12 - Brimley - 1:00-5:00 pm: Bay Mills Polkafest Wednesdays with (various polka bands). No charge. Bay Mills Casino, 11386 W Lakeshore Dr. 888-422-9645.

Sept. 15 - 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).

Sept. 15 - Wakefield - 4:00-8:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: VFW Octoberfest with Spotlight Polka Band.

Sept. 16 - South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with ***. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

Sept. 16 - Trenary - 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior Citizens 3rd Sunday Dance, Mathias Twp Hall, Trenary. Music by Country Wheels. $7.00. Luncheon available at 4:00 for $3.00.

Sept. 23 - Marquette - 7:00-10:00 pm: DanceZone Club Social Dance, with music by Blue Champagne. Cost $10.00 (snack luncheon included). DanceZone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. More information: www.dancezonemqt.org, 906-236-1457.

Sept. 23 - South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with ***. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

Sept. 30 - South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with ***. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

Oct. 7 - Gwinn - 1:00-4:00 pm: Silver Wings Community Ctr Senior/Adult Dance at the Sawyer Heritage Air Museum, 403 Third St. Music by HartBeats. $7. The Air Museum will be open during the dance. Snacks available. You are welcome to bring your own snacks as well. 906-362-3531.

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

Oct. 10 - Brimley - 1:00-6:00 pm: Bay Mills Casino Octoberfest Dance with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich, and Norm Siess Variety Band. No charge. Bay Mills Casino, 11386 W Lakeshore Dr. 888-422-9645.

Oct. 13 - Ishpeming - 2:00-5:00 pm - Polka/Variety Dance at American Legion Hall with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. Polka, waltz, two-step, other. Luncheon available. American Legion Hall, 3050 Cty Rd 496, Ishpeming, 906-486-4074. $8.

Oct. 14 - Rock- 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 2nd Sunday Dance with music by ***.  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. 14 - South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with ***. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

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

Oct. 21 - Trenary - 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior Citizens 3rd Sunday Dance, Mathias Twp Hall, Trenary. Music by ***. $7.00. Luncheon available at 4:00 for $3.00. Last dance until April.

Oct. 28 - Marquette - 7:00-10:00 pm: DanceZone Club Social Dance, with music by Black Pearl. Cost $10.00 (snack luncheon included). DanceZone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. More information: www.dancezonemqt.org, 906-236-1457.

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

Nov. 3 - Ishpeming - 2:00-5:00 pm - Polka/Variety Dance at American Legion Hall with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. Polka, waltz, two-step, other. Luncheon available. American Legion Hall, 3050 Cty Rd 496, Ishpeming, 906-486-4074. $8.

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

Nov. 11 - Rock- 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 2nd Sunday Dance with music by ***.  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. 11 - South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with ***. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

Nov. 18 - South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with ***. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

Nov. 25 - Marquette - 7:00-10:00 pm: DanceZone Club Social Dance, with music by Blue Champagne. Cost $10.00 (snack luncheon included). DanceZone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. More information: www.dancezonemqt.org, 906-236-1457.

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

Dec. 2 - South Range - 2:00-5:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with ***. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

Dec. 8 - Ishpeming - 2:00-5:00 pm: Please NOTE location - Polka/Variety Dance at American Legion Hall with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. Polka, waltz, two-step, other. Luncheon available. American Legion Hall, 3050 Cty Rd 496, Ishpeming, 906-486-4074. $8.

Dec. 9 - Rock - no Senior dance in December

Dec. 9 - South Range - 2:00-5:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with ***. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

Dec. 16 - South Range - 2:00-5:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with ***. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

Dec. ? - Marquette - 7:00-10:00 pm: DanceZone Club Social Dance, with music by Angels & Outlaws. Cost $10.00 (snack luncheon included). DanceZone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. More information: www.dancezonemqt.org, 906-236-1457.

Dec. 30 - South Range - 2:00-5:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with ***. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.



2017 by Sue Robishaw  ~  ~  "Dance, Dance, wherever you may be."
 

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