The Lawrence Barn Dance Association's 24th annual
Pilgrim's Progression Dance Weekend
November 16-18, 2018     Preregistration now open!

Join us on November 16-18 for our annual Pilgrim's Progression dance weekend in beautiful Lawrence KS. This year's event features the music of Syncopaths and the calling of Diane Silver. The weekend includes evening dances, Saturday workshops, and after parties, as well as a Sunday brunch, concert, and farewell dance. Help spread the word (and remind yourself) with our mini-flier

Dance Weekend Events

Preliminary schedule - details still subject to change - check back for updates!

Note: All weekend dances and workshops are at the East Lawrence Rec Center,
1245 East 15th Street in Lawrence. Get directions

Friday, November 16
Friday Evening
7:00 p.m. Registration opens
8:00-11:00 p.m. Evening Dance with Diane Silver and Syncopaths
11:00 p.m. After-dance Party (stay tuned for location)
Bring your favorite potluck snack. (Map available at the dance)
Saturday, November 17
10:30 a.m. - Noon TBD Workshop
Break for lunch
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. TBD Workshop
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. TBD Workshop
Break for dinner
7:30-10:30 p.m. Evening Dance
with Diane Silver and Syncopaths
10:30 p.m. After-dance party TBD
Sunday, November 18
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Brunch
Bring your favorite brunch item.
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Concert by Syncopaths
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Farewell Dance
with Diane Silver and Syncopaths

Pricing Adult    Students and Kids 16/under
Dance Weekend Pass   Early-bird rate: $65
(Now thru August 31)
Dance Weekend Pass   Early-bird rate: $80
(September 1 to October 31)
Dance Weekend Pass  

Full rate: $95
(Starting November 1st)

Friday Evening Dance   $20 $10
Saturday Evening Dance   $25 $12
Individual Workshop   $15 $7
Sunday Dance  
(includes Concert)  
$15 $7
Sunday Concert only   $10 $5

Pre-registration is required for the early-bird discount.
Payment at the door accepted via cash, check, or credit card.

Housing: Home stay housing available on a first-come, first-served basis. E-mail before November 8 for details. This is a home game weekend for KU, so it is wise to make hotel arrangements early.

Click here for a full list of hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and map.

Fine Print:
No partner necessary. Wear clean shoes appropriate to dancing. No hard black heels, no shoes that tend to carry gravel in their treads, no cowboy boots. No smoking or alcohol in buildings.
Supervised children only.

For more dance weekend info, or to volunteer, email

This dance weekend lovingly brought to you by the Lawrence Barn Dance Association.

Links to related information:...

View a video clip from our 2001 dance weekend with Kathy Anderson and the music of the Groovemongers. (2.2MB)

The Lawrence Barn Dance Association calendar The local shape note singing group, which is hosting a free all-day Shape Note Sing (10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) nearby in Lawrence on Saturday of the dance weekend. (Lawrence Journal-World's community site)
Folk and traditional music and dance in Lawrence, KS

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