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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 2-24-2017 -- Newest additions in Red.


CANCELLED due to storm -- Feb. 25 - 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.

Feb. 25 - Escanaba - 6:00-10:00 pm: Retro Station Country Dance with Country Wheels. Retro Station Music Hall, 1837 3rd Ave N (across from Public Safety). $5.00. Carry-ins allowed.

Feb. 26 - Marquette - 2:00-5:00 pm: DanceZone Dance, with music by Red River Band. Cost $7.00 (snacks included). DanceZone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. More information: www.dancezonemqt.org, 906-236-1457.

Feb. 26 - Negaunee - 2:00-6:00 pm: Senior Center Sweethearts Dance with music by the Heart Beats. Cost $7, includes door prizes, raffles, refreshments. Spaghetti dinner available for $5. No carry-ins allowed; the Senior Center is a smoke-free and alcohol-free facility. For more information contact the Center at 475-6266.

Feb. 26 - South Range - 2:00-6:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with Spotlight Polka Band. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

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

March 11 - Escanaba - 6:00-10:00 pm: Retro Station Country Dance with Country Cousins. Retro Station Music Hall, 1837 3rd Ave N (across from Public Safety). $5.00. Carry-ins allowed.

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

March 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.

March 12 - Rock- 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 2nd Sunday Dance with music by Little Bit of Outlaw.  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.

March 24 - 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.

March 24 - Iron River - 6:00-9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance (Extra!) with Lovin' Country. Iron River Senior Center, 814 - 4th Ave. Cost $6.00 includes luncheon. Sponsored by the Iron River Senior Center Site Council.

March 25 - Escanaba - 6:00-10:00 pm: Retro Station Country Dance with Country Wheels. Retro Station Music Hall, 1837 3rd Ave N (across from Public Safety). $5.00. Carry-ins allowed.

March 25 - L'Anse - 4:00-8:00 pm: Marie's Birthday Dance Party with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. Polka, waltz, variety. Whirl-a-Gig Ballroom/Bar/Bowling.

March 26 - Marquette - 2:00-5:00 pm: DanceZone Dance, with music by Just the Two of Us. Cost $7.00 (snacks included). DanceZone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. More information: www.dancezonemqt.org, 906-236-1457.

April 8 - Escanaba - 6:00-10:00 pm: Retro Station Country Dance with Country Cousins. Retro Station Music Hall, 1837 3rd Ave N (across from Public Safety). $5.00. Carry-ins allowed.

April 8 - 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.

April 8 - 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.

April 9 - Rock- 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 2nd Sunday Dance with music by Just the Two of Us.  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.

April 14 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Scott & Pam, polka/variety. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

April ? - Trenary - NOTE: Since the 3rd Sunday in April this year is Easter the date for the April Trenary dance is not decided yet. Band will be Country Wheels.

April 22 - Escanaba - 6:00-10:00 pm: Retro Station Country Dance with Country Wheels. Retro Station Music Hall, 1837 3rd Ave N (across from Public Safety). $5.00. Carry-ins allowed.

April 23 - Marquette - 2:00-5:00 pm: DanceZone Dance, with music by Angels & Outlaws. Cost $7.00 (snacks included). DanceZone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. More information: www.dancezonemqt.org, 906-236-1457.

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

May 10 - Brimley - 1:00-5:00 pm: Bay Mills Polkafest Wednesdays with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. No charge. Bay Mills Casino, 11386 W Lakeshore Dr. 888-422-9645.

May 12 - Iron Mountain - 7:00-10:00 pm CENTRAL TIME: Senior Dance with music by Lovin' Country. Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Cost $6.00. Attendees welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage.

May 13 - 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.

May 21 - Trenary - 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior Citizens 3rd Sunday Dance, Mathias Twp Hall, Trenary. Music by ...  $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.

June 4 - 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.

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 - 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 18 - Trenary - 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior Citizens 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.

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 CENTRAL TIME: 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 15 - 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.

July 16 - Trenary - 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior Citizens 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 Citizens 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 Citizens 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. 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 Citizens 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.



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