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75th Anniversary of Lovett Hall Dance
October 28, 2012 (Doors open at 1pm)
Celebrate 75 years of dancing in Michigan’s most beautiful ballroom
This event is SOLD OUT!  Join us for a special afternoon of American contra dancing in Henry Ford’s private ballroom in Lovett Hall. Celebrate this one-of-a-kind treasure with us, and experience its crystal chandeliers, vaulted ceilings, terrazzo lobby and grand staircase — complete with great traditional music, refreshments and, of course, dancing!
Doors open at 1pm.
Dancing will take place 1:30pm–5pm.
There will be a brief intermission with light refreshments.
The dance will conclude with a light buffet, 5pm–6pm, in the lobby of Lovett Hall.

Reservations / prepurchased tickets are required. Contact our Call Center at 313.982.6001, open daily 9am-5pm.

All ages, all tickets: $30, includes tax and gratuity

Glen Morningstar Jr. and the Olde Michigan Ruffwater Stringband will lead and play music for the first half of the dance. Morningstar’s group has 33 years of experience playing for traditional and historical dancing in the Midwest. It’s also the group that played for the monthly American contra dancing series at Lovett Hall from 1981 to 2005. The band has the unique ability to play the old Ford Orchestra music as well as to lead dancing from the "Good Morning" books that Henry Ford published.

For the second half of the dance, Danika Murray from Benton Harbor, Michigan, will provide the instruction and calling. Murray has led dancing locally and nationally and is a Michigan favorite. The Panning Family (aka Fiddlefire) from Holland, Michigan, will provide the music for the second half of the dance. They have played for weekend dance camps, monthly dances and church and school dances for nine years.

Reservations are required. Call 313.982.6001 now for reservations! Tickets are available through The Henry Ford Call Center (open 7 days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00pm) 313-982-6001. Tickets can be mailed when reservations are made 2 weeks or more in advance. Tickets purchased less than 2 weeks out will be held at the door. Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable.

Held in Lovett Hall
Enter the main parking lot adjacent to the IMAX Theatre (on the corner of Oakwood Boulevard and Village Road).
Drive behind the theatre/museum to the security gate (with blue flags).
Stop at the gate and let the guard know which event you are attending in Lovett Hall.
Make the second right into the Lovett Hall parking lot.
Lovett Hall is the building directly in front of the parking lot, adjacent to the museum.