Sugar Hill Dance Weekend

Sugar Hill 2022 is on!

August 26-28, 2022

Friday evening to Sunday noon. Just outside of Bloomington, Indiana, on beautiful Lake Monroe at the lovely Ransburg Boy Scout Camp,7599 Waldrip Creek Rd, Bloomington, IN 47401.

  • Once again, we’ve reserved the perfect natural space for dancing, live music, and being a part of the community of musicians and dancers.
  • Camp, choose a bunk in rustic cabins, or reserve your spot in modern air-conditioned cabins.
  • Enjoy workshops, jamming, singing, canoeing, beach activities, and more!
  • Memorabilia reflecting our 50-year group history will be on display.
  • Reconnect with old-time friends, meet new friends and dance, dance, dance!
  • Great meals and snacks all weekend!
  • Everyone helps – it adds to the fun and reduces the cost!
  • Full COVID vaccination will be required.
  • Check the website and Facebook for updates and registration information soon.

Download COVID waiver


• All attendees must pre-register for the whole weekend – there will be no walk-ins this year, nor a la carte registration (also no musicians jamming outside without registering – sorry about that!). (Also no splitting of registration between people.) You can arrive late or leave early, but you still need to register for the whole weekend. Please also be mindful of not timing your arrival for the middle of the night or very early in the morning, as our registration volunteers need to be on hand when you arrive.

Registration closes on August 18th and is capped at 250; registration will close when we reach that number or at the end of Thursday, August 18th, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

• Registration will be kept at the early-bird rate of $45 for adults ($10 for ages 4–13). (Again, no splitting of registration between people, no a la carte registration.)

Masks will be required at all times while in the main dance building (including the kitchen and side wings). No cloth masks. You will need surgical masks, N95 masks, or KN95 masks (N95 or KN95 much preferred). Masks must be worn fully covering your nose and mouth. Meals will be outside and there will be no eating inside. It is OK to pull your mask down to take water breaks at the edge of the room during the dance. Thank you for helping us make this work. In case of rain, the protocol will change.

Everyone will be required to complete a rapid Covid test on arrival at Sugar Hill and show a negative result, as part of registration, before being allowed to complete your registration or take part in activities. This requirement will be repeated each day you are present (Friday and Saturday; no new test will be required on Sunday morning). We will provide the Covid tests.

(Please note that we are not requiring that you show us an earlier PCR or other kind of test, but for your own sake, so that you will not have to come all the way to Sugar Hill and then turn around and go home, we encourage you to take a rapid home test right before coming to the camp as well. In addition, please have a plan in mind if you are arriving with others so that if one or more in your arrival group test positive, there is a transportation plan in place to get them home again.)

• Refunds: if you need to cancel because you are sick or have been exposed, or if you arrive at the camp and test positive and need to leave again, we will refund your entire registration fee (including cabin fees). Thank you so much for helping to keep us all safe! If you would like to waive all or part of your refund as a donation to us and to help us cover others’ refunds, we will happily accept – just let us know. In addition: if you have already registered but these additional protocols will not work for you, and you therefore want to cancel, please let us know as well. We will refund you. Please let us know by Friday, August 12th, for a cancellation and refund on those grounds.

Lottery Policy – First lottery drawing is for bands with musicians who did not play before midnight on Friday and callers who did not call before midnight on Friday.  Second lottery drawing is for bands with musicians who played before midnight on Friday, and callers who called before midnight on Friday.

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!

PURCHASE A  T-SHIRT — The pre-order deadline has passed, but there will be a very limited number of shirts available at Sugar Hill for $20 for those who have not pre-ordered.

LOW COST!!  Register by August 18th (there will be no walk-ins this year and we will close registration once we hit 250 attendees):

  • $45 for all through August 18th ($10 under age 14)

Please note that this year there will also be no a la carte pricing.

Bring your entire family – but not your pets.



6:00 pm – 7:30 pm   Potluck
8:00 pm – ??              Contra Dance


8:00 am – 2:00   pm   Breakfast/Lunch
8:30 am – 10:00 am   Open Waltzing (open band)
10:00 am – 5:30 am   Various Workshops (TBA)
5:30 pm                        Lottery for bands and callers: at registration desk
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm     Dinner
8:00 pm – ??                Contra Dance

10:30 am – 3 pm         Various Workshops (TBA)

10:00 am – 5:30 pm    Beach open with life guards and pontoon boat with slide
2:30 pm                         Ice Cream Party at the beach
Group singing (TBA)


8:00 am – Noon          Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am   Open waltzing (open band)
Noon                              Camp closes


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:

  • potluck dish to share Friday night
  • tents
  • bedding
  • flashlights
  • swim suits & water toys
  • towels, soap, shampoos, bug repellent, etc…
  • dancing shoes (wooden floor)



Online registration is now available. Registration requires agreeing to our COVID waiver. Please send proof of vaccine and booster to If you prefer, print and complete our paper registration form and bring it to the weekly dance or mail it to us.

Please stay home if you think you may be ill or have been exposed and ask us for a refund.

Send questions to

See you there!



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