Sugar Hill Dance Weekend

Sugar Hill 2021 Canceled

Due to the global pandemic, we are canceling Sugar Hill 2021. We are reserving the camp for August 2022, and we really hope to see you there!

Below is information from the 2019 Sugar Hill. It provides general information about what to expect for next time.


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

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

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.


A celebration of contra dance 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 – 7:30 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 – 11:30 am Nature Ramble with Nancy Grant, meet at dining hall
10:15 am – 11:15  am Family Fun Dance with Meg Dedolph and Katie Zukof
2:00 pm – 3:30   pm Bhangra with Georges Augustin
4:00 pm – 5:30   pm English Country Dance with Bob Green
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 – Noon       Role Swapping – Larks and Robins with Liz Burkhart
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm   Michael Fuerst calling his original dances with band

10:00 am – 5:30 pm  Beach open with life guards and pontoon boat with slide
9:00 am – 10:00 am Sacred Harp singing w/Beth Garfinkel, at The Pines outside dining hall
2:30 pm  Ice Cream Party at the beach
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Group Sing with Cathy Meyer, at The Pines outside dining hall


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:

  • 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!

Send questions to:

See you there!

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