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Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival  

August 8 - 11, 2024                                                 El Rancho Manana, 27302 Ranch Rd, Richmond, MN 56368

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Dance Activities at the Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival 

Dance traditions are an important part of old-time and related styles of traditional music. The Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival has been offering a rich variety of social dance programming throughout its history. Dance activities take place at the Dance Tent, located just outside the mainstage area. 

Typical activities include community style square dancing with live music and callers, country two-step dancing, clogging/flatfooting, Cajun two-step and waltz dancing, and sometimes other styles such as polka, schottisches, or waltzes. 


Dance Activities 2023

Friday, August 11, 2023

8:00PM-10:00PM - Square Dance with the Waxwing Stringband and Corey Mohan calling. All are welcome, no experience or partner necessary. All dances will be taught and called - just come over to the dance tent ready to have fun!  

Saturday, August 12, 2023

12:00PM-1:00PM Dance Calling 101 with Rina: learn how to teach and call one simple & fun square dance. Dancers needed too, stop by if you want to help out by being a demo dancer.  
4:30PM - 5:30PM - Happy Hour Dance with the Upper Midwest Folk Fiddlers - schottische, polka, waltz, and more! 

7:30PM - 9:30PM - Square Dance with the Rocky Creek Ramblers, Rina Rossi calling.  All are welcome, no experience or partner necessary. All dances will be taught and called - just come over to the dance tent ready to have fun! 

Sunday, August 13, 2023

10:00 AM: Dance Floor Pack Up Party - a dozen volunteers needed to come take the dance floor apart and store it for next year. Bring a drill and star bit if you have one!








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