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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 9-19-2017 -- Latest additions in Red.


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

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

Sept. 24 - Marquette - 2:00-5:00 pm: DanceZone Senior/Adult Dance, with music by Angels & Outlaws. Cost $7.00 (snack luncheon included). DanceZone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. More information: www.dancezonemqt.org, 906-236-1457.

Sept 24 - 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.

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. 1 - Gwinn - 1:00-5:00 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. Note: This will be the last Gwinn dance until Spring.

Oct. 1- South Range - 5:00-9:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with Polkarioty - Richie & Gabe Yurkovich. South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

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. 8- 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.

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

Oct. 15 - Trenary - 1:00-5:00 pm: Senior 3rd Sunday Dance, Mathias Twp Hall, Trenary. Music by Cedar Creek.  $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. 21 - 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.

Oct. 22- South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles 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.

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.

Oct. 29- 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.

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

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 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.

Nov. 12- South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with (tba). South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

Nov. 19- South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with (tba). South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

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.

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

Dec. 3 - South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with (tba). South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

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

Dec. 17 - South Range - 5:00-8:00 pm: Eagles Polka Dance with (tba). South Range Eagles, M-26 at 1st St, across from the Post Office. Snacks and finger-food available. $7.

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.

~~~2018~~~

Jan. 14 - 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.

Feb. 11 - 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.



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

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