Sugar Hill Dance Weekend

Save the Date! August 23-25, 2024

2024 Sugar Hill Information

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!
  • 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!
  • Check the website and Facebook for updates and registration information.
  • 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 or TANK TOP — The pre-order deadline is July 31, but there will be a very limited number of t-shirts and tanks available at Sugar Hill for $20 for those who have not pre-ordered.


  • LOW COST!!
    • Register by August 16 – $55 ($15 under age 14)
    • After August 16 – $80 ($40 under age 14)
    • A la carte register by August 16 – Friday only $20 ($5 under age 14), Saturday only $40 ($10 under age 14)
    • A la carte walk-in rate – Friday only $35, Saturday only $55
    • Cancellation before August 16 will be refunded in full. After August 16, there will be $10 withheld. If you are ill or may have been exposed to covid, you may receive a full refund.


    • Bring your entire family – but not your pets.

      5:00 – 11 pm Check-in, Walk-in Registration, wristbands, negative COVID
      6:00 – 7:30 pm  Potluck
      8:00 pm – ??  Contra Dance
    • Saturday
      8:00 – 10:00 am Breakfast
      10:00 – 5:00 pm  Workshops to be announced
      11:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch
      6:00 – 7:30 pm  Dinner
      8:00 pm – ??  Contra Dance
      10:00 – 5:00 pm  Workshops to be announced
      10:00 am – 5:30 pm  Beach open with lifeguards, canoes, and pontoon boat
      2:30 – 3:15 pm Ice Cream Party at the beach
    • 5:30 pm Lottery for Bands and Callers at Registration area, David Ernst
      Please sign up by 5!
      8 am – 11 am Breakfast/Brunch
      9 am – 10 am Open Waltz  (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 CO-OP (if their parents volunteer for the shifts)
    • 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 will be available June 15. 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.
  • IF YOU WANT TO PREREGISTER A LA CARTE (BEFORE AUG. 16TH), please fill out the regular registration form as if you are attending the full weekend and specify in the notes field which day you are attending. Do not pay when the form continues to the payment page. Instead, use the paypal button at the bottom of THIS page to pay the correct amount. It is very important that you specify in the notes field of the registration form that you are doing a la carte.
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  • See you there!


BOTMDG is committed to providing a safe environment. People are still catching COVID at dance weekends. We strongly recommend self-testing before you leave to come here!

  • Vaccination and masking are encouraged to protect all dancers, but are not required.
  •  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.


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