Trillium Twirl ~ Come Dance with Us!  April 27 - 29, 2018!

We're happy to welcome back the playful and gracious Sarah VanNorstrand!
Welcome to Changeling, and their fiery brand of traditional Celtic Music!

Registration is OPEN NOW!

Sarah Van Norstrand Check this video from Portland Raindance 2017 featuring Sarah Van Norstrand calling to Great Bear's awesome music.  Watch for a lovely taste of Sarah's clear fun approach to contra dance!  You know you must get up and dance along! 

Trillium Twirl Tentative Program

April 27 - 29, 2018

 Fri Eve    
 5:30 - 7pm  Potluck - bring a dish to share
Fri Night
 7:45pm  Dance Party!
Sat Day  Early A.M.      
 Stretching, Breakfast
   9am (approx)
 Dancing & Workshops begin!
12 noon
   1:30pm  More Dancing & Workshops
   5:30pm     Dinner
   7:10pm (approx)
 Concert (tentative)
   8-11pm      Dance Party!
 Sun Early A.M.    
 Stretching, Breakfast
   9am (approx)
 Dancing & Workshops begin!
   12 noon
   12:50pm      Maypole, if weather allows
   1:15pm  Farewell Dance
   3:15pm  Ice Cream Social

Changeling! Find them at!

We're very pleased to present Changeling for your contra dancing pleasure!  Hear their tunes at  ..."Celtic Music is found in many different settings: the thundering of massed pipes and drums, the power of the great ceili bands, and the intimacy of the kitchen. A duo can move among worlds, creating tremendous musical energy yet keeping the closeness of a quiet conversation.

Changeling presents the fire and stark beauty of the Celtic traditions with (in the words of one fan) "the power of ten in a package of two." They travel from concert halls to dance halls, delighting fans and winning friends with their tunes, songs and stories."

Registration is open now! 

2018 promises to bring another great dance weekend! 

We'll gather at Clear Lake Camp, as we always do at the end of April, to view the blooming Trillium grandiflorum, observe birds at the feeder close-up through one-way glass, to swim in Clear Lake (at least one of us always does!), and hike in the woods.  To share food, abundant chocolate and coffee, stories, campfire songs, music jams, quiet conversation, boisterous laughter and hugs, and did we mention the wonderful contra dancing, English, and squares? 
Having you with us will only make it better! 

This is always a great weekend of good friends, fantastic dancing and fine beautiful music at Clear Lake Camp, the Outdoor Education Center of the Battle Creek Public Schools, on the shore of Clear Lake, 16 miles north of Battle Creek:  


Contact David Baur or registrar
Christy English at

revised  27Jan2018 rmc

Trillium-Twirl Registration,
Feb 10, 2018, 9:17 AM
Trillium-Twirl Registration,
Jan 27, 2018, 5:45 PM