The Lawrence Barn Dance Association's 23rd annual
Pilgrim's Progression Dance Weekend
November 17-19, 2017     Preregistration now open!

Join us on November 17-19 for our annual Pilgrim's Progression dance weekend in beautiful Lawrence KS. This year's event features the music of Mean Lids and the calling of Beth Molaro. 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
Watch Beth callingWatch Mean Lids play

Dance Weekend Events

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

Note: All weekend dances and workshops are at Woodlawn School,
508 Elm Street in north Lawrence. Get directions

Friday, November 17
Friday Evening
7:00 p.m. Registration opens
8:00-11:00 p.m. Evening Dance with Beth Molaro and Mean Lids
11:00 p.m. After-dance Party (stay tuned for location)
Bring your favorite potluck snack. (Map available at the dance)
Saturday, November 18
10:30 a.m. - Noon Go with the Flow Contras Workshop
with Beth Molaro and local musicians
Break for lunch
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Challenging and No Walk-through Contras Workshop
with Beth Molaro and Mean Lids
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Dance a Mile in Your Partner's Shoes Workshop
with Beth Molaro
Break for dinner
7:30-10:30 p.m. Evening Dance
with Beth Molaro and Mean Lids
10:30 p.m. After-dance party at Daniel Pennington's
Bring potluck snacks. (Map available at the dance)
Sunday, November 19
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Brunch at Lisa Harris' (1540 New Hampshire)
Bring your favorite brunch item.
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Concert by Mean Lids
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Farewell Dance
with Beth Molaro and Mean Lids

Note: Early-bird registration has been extended to November 8
Pricing Adult    Students and Kids 16/under
Dance Weekend Pass   Early-bird rate: $80
(Register here by November 8)
Dance Weekend Pass   Full rate: $95
(after November 8 / at the door)
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

©2017 Lawrence Barn Dance Association. This page last updated 11/02/2017