Sugar Hill Dance Weekend

The 41st Annual Sugar Hill will be 16-18 August 2019!

Friday evening to Sunday noon. Just outside of Bloomington, Indiana at the lovely Ransburg Boy Scout Reservation.

Sugar Hill Printed Registration Form 2019!

Online registration is now available!

Map – 7599 E. Waldrip Creek Road,  Bloomington IN 47401.

Lottery Policy – Bands who play before midnight on Friday may enter the lottery for Saturday but will be excluded from playing before midnight. Callers who call Friday night can enter the lottery for Saturday night but will not be in the lottery until all the callers who didn’t call Friday night are drawn.


A celebration of contradance in a serene setting!

Camping in the Indiana forest
Swimming, water slide, canoeing, and relaxing

Great meals & snacks all weekend
Everyone helps! It adds to the fun & reduces the cost!

LIMITED BUNK SPACE AVAILABLE at extra cost! Modern and rustic cabins. Don’t forget that there’s also unlimited camping space at no extra cost!

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LOW COST!! Register early to save $$ & speed registration, and help us know who’s coming:

  • $45 through 2 August ($10 under age 14)
  • $55/$15  after 2 August (including at the door)

A la carte pricing:

  • Friday dance only:  $20 (includes snacks, pizza etc.)
  • Saturday dance only:  $20 (includes snacks, pizza etc.)
  • One night camping  $15 (includes breakfast)
  • Saturday:  All activities before 7pm  $15  (beach, workshops etc.)

Bring your entire family – but not your pets

6:00 pm – 7:45 pm Potluck
8:00 pm – ?? Contra Dance

8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Breakfast/Lunch
8:30 -10:00 am Open Waltzing (open band)
10:15 – 11:15 am Family Fun Dance (Meg Dedolph}
12:45 – 1:45 pm Irish Set Dancing/recorded music (Daniel Flora)
2:00 – 3:15 pm Square Dance (Chet Gray)
3:30 – 5:30 pm Advanced Contras (Lauren Peckman)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm – ?? Contra Dance

1:00 – 3:00 pm Michael Fuerst calling his original dances with band

10:00 am – 6:00 pm Beach open with life guards and pontoon boat with slide
10:00 – 11:30 am Nature Ramble (Nancy Grant meets at dining hall)
1:00 – 2:00 pm Group Sing (Cathy Meyer The Pines outside dining hall)
2:00 pm Ice Cream Party at the beach (Diane Jung)
3:30 – 5:00 pm Square Dance in the lake (Tamara Loewenthal)

8:00 am – 12:00 noon Breakfast/brunch
9:00 – 10:00 am open waltzing (open band)
9:00 am Sacred Harp singing (Beth Garfinkel at The Pines)

Included in the price

  • CAMPING in scenic Ransburg Boy Scout Camp on beautiful Lake Monroe
  • ACCESS TO SHOWER & MODERN REST ROOMS (primitive restrooms at campsites)
  • MEALS & SNACKS: Friday Potluck & Snacks; Saturday Brunch, Dinner, & Snacks; Sunday Breakfast
  • CHILDCARE (if their parents volunteer for the shifts)

Everyone volunteers!

  • CALLERS: Bring your favorite dances!
  • MUSICIANS: Bring your instruments!
  • PARENTS: Sign up for a childcare shift!
  • EVERYONE: Sign up to help with meal preparation, clean up, and beach watch!

Please bring your own:

  • tents
  • bedding
  • flashlights
  • swim suits & water toys
  • towels, soap, shampoos, bug repellent, etc…
  • dancing shoes (wooden floor)


Download the Sugar Hill Printed Registration Form 2019 or Register Online!

Our 2019 coordinator is Darlene Easterling, Becky Mundy is helping with registrations.
Write to them at

See you there!

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