2018 Maple Sugar Festival Lake Champlain Squares' 49thAnnual Maple Sugar Festival will be held March 2 and 3, 2018 at the Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington, Vermont. Dancing for all experience levels is conveniently located all in this one building. Callers will be Bill Harrison of Cheltenham, Maryland, Steve Kopman of Knoxville, TN,Tom Miller of Chest Springs, Pennsylvania, and Don Moger of Montreal, Canada. Cuers will be Harriett and Bob Clarke of Pembroke, Massachusetts.
The staff is excellent and everyone can be assured of a very enjoyable weekend. Dancing will begin Friday evening at 7:00 with a one-hour Trail-in of Mainstream, Plus, Advanced, Challenge and a Rounds Party followed by our regular dance program. Saturday will include Round Dance teaches, workshops, intros to the next level during the day, and a Round Dance Party at 7:00 PM. Class members are invited to join us in the Mainstream hall where everyone will help make their first festival experience and enjoyable one. We will have a computerized rotation schedule for dancers in the Full A/A2 hall and the C1/C2 hall.
We will have our traditional sugar on snow party Friday night after dancing. A Chinese Auction and an apparel shop will be open Friday night through Saturday. Our popular snack bar will be open for the entire Festival except at noon on Saturday, when we will offer a delicious homemade lunch.
As in the past, we count on everyone's help to work in different capacities during the weekend, and sign-up sheets are available at workshops several weeks before the event so you can indicate where you would like to work. Chinese Auction items also can be brought in to workshop. Festival ribbons will be available at workshop as well, and a 50% discount on the fee is offered in return for work on the Festival for a minimum of three hours.
The 2018 Festival Flier, Schedule of Events and accomodations information are available by scrolling down on this page. To print any of the fliers click on flier with right mouse button and click "print picture" on the pop-up menu. Please also note below the information for this year's Friday night Sugar on Snow Party (with new maple options) and the Saturday noon luncheon.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When do ribbons get mailed out? A. We start mailing them out February 1. Then, in batches 5 days after we receive a preregistration form.
Q. Can I come if I don't preregister? A. Of course. Just show up and register at the dance.
Q. I'm taking square dance classes now. Can I come and dance? A. Yes! The mainstream hall is designed for beginning dancers taking classes in the 2015-2016 season.
Q. Can other dancers dance in the mainstream hall? A. Yes! The hall is also designed for anyone who enjoys dancing at the mainstream level.
Q. I preregistered but now I can't attend for an important reason. Can I get a refund? A. Our policy is your satisfaction. You can either get a refund check sent to you or we will register your for the festival for the following year, whichever you prefer.