2014 BARN DANCES
March 29 at Sons of Norway Hall, 8:00 PM with guest fiddler Tim Foss and caller Paul Tyler.
May 18 at Lanesboro Community Center. This dance is part of the Bluff Country Gathering and will feature all the staff musicians from the Gathering along with caller Bob Dalsemer. 8:00 PM
June 21 at Sons of Norway Hall, 8:00 PM with guest caller Shawn Glidden; music by Chirps Smith & Bob Bovee
August 16 at Sons of Norway Hall, 8:00 PM with music by John Plomondon, fiddle and Bob Bovee, guitar. Caller TBA.
September 6 at Sons of Norway Hall, 8:00 PM with guest caller Corey Mohan and fiddler Anni Spring with Bob Bovee
The Lanesboro Barn Dance was begun in 1995 by Bob & Gail. It is an old-fashioned square dance, typical of many of the dances held throughout the Midwest in the past, in barns, homes and community halls.
The dance is held at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro (except the May dance) through the summer months, always with live music and calling (including teaching). It's air-conditioned, too! Dancers need not have prior experience, nor do they need to come with a partner.
The 2014 Lanesboro Barn Dances are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
2014 marks the twentieth season of the Lanesboro Barn Dance. Here's the poster from the first dance.