Pilgrims Progression Dance Weekend

The Lawrence Barn Dance Association board would like to say thank you to all of the dancers and volunteers who made our 25th Annual Pilgrims Progression Dance Weekend a wonderful event! We couldn’t have done it without you! Special thanks to our caller, Sue Hulsether, and bands, Short Round Stringband and the Katy Flyers for a weekend of spectacular music and calling. Also, special thanks to Ellie Grace for teaching us the fundamentals of clogging and how fun it can be! Check back soon for a full recap and photos!

Dance weekends feature three days of driving contra tunes, exhilarating dances, style and special interest workshops, and lots of good food and company. Families and friends throughout the city open their homes to out-of-town dancers for lodging, and household jams or potlucks are often arranged to keep the good times rolling.

Known for its hospitality and fun, this is an Unmistakably Lawrence event!

A huge thanks to Beautiful Music Violin Shop for sponsoring our Friday and Saturday night dances!

Dance Weekend Details

The weekend includes evening dances, Saturday workshops, after parties, Sunday brunch, concert, and farewell dance. Check this site for a full schedule of events below!

All weekend dances and workshops are located at the East Lawrence Recreation Center (1245 East 15th Street, Lawrence KS). After parties and brunch are potluck events and generously hosted at the homes of Lawrence contra dance community members.

Weekend pricing

Pricing Adult Student and youth 16/under
Dance Weekend PassEarly bird rate: $65 (July 1 to Aug 31)$40
Dance Weekend Pass Early bird rate: $80 (Sept 1 to Oct 31)$40
Dance Weekend Pass Full rate: $95 (Starting Nov 1)$45
Friday Evening Dance$20$10
Saturday Evening Dance$25$12
Individual Workshops$15$7
Sunday Dance (includes concert)$15$7
Sunday Concert only$10$5

For more dance weekend information email info@lawrencebarndance.org.