Second Sunday Folk Dance Series

Second Sunday Folk Dance Celebrates 33rd Season

The Second Sunday Folk Dance series celebrates its 33rd year of great music. Set in the beautiful dance hall at Fortune Lake Camp this is one of the Midwest’s most popular venues for folk music and dance and is the largest, longest running event of its kind. The Second Sunday Folk Dance presents great musicians in an intimate setting. Dean and Bette Premo (White Water) organize and host the series.

The event opens at 4 PM Central Time with a short opening set by White Water, followed immediately by the featured guest act’s concert. The second half of the event is devoted to dancing in many forms with music by the Front Parlor Dance Band and dances taught by Bette Premo and others. Refreshments are available at each dance, and the entertainment lasts until 7 PM.

Admission for those over 15 is $7 and children 15 and under are admitted free.

Check the following link for detailed description of the outstanding performers lined up to play Second Sunday dances this season. For a printable (PDF) version of this season's flyer click here.

How to Find Us

The Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp is located between Iron River and Crystal Falls (in Iron County, Michigan), 2 miles west of Crystal Falls on US-2. Turn south on Bible Camp Road and drive for less than a quarter mile. Turn right on Fortune Lake Camp Road and drive just a short distance.

Below: The Second Sunday Folk Dance venue offers a beautiful hardwood dance floor, ample audience capacity, and a spacious stage.

Every Second Sunday October through April

Second Sunday dances run from October through April on the Second Sunday of the month. Second Sunday Dances in the 2017-2018 series are:

2017 2018
October 8 January 14
November 12 February 11
December 10 March 11
April 8

If you have any questions, call the Fortune Lake Camp at (906) 875-3697, or Bette or Dean Premo at (906) 822-7889. Visit this page ( for any updates or special announcements.

You can also write an email to Bette by clicking below:

DON'T MISS these links: a detailed description of the outstanding performers lined up to play Second Sunday dances this season and a printable (PDF) version of this season's flyer.

Sponsors Sought for Support

Second Sunday Folk Dance organizers seek funds to foster the activities and underwrite the expenses of guest artists, many of whom travel hundreds of miles to perform.

Sponsors for the 2016/2017 SSFD series included Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp, White Water Associates, John and Judy Reed, Louse and Nelson Rounds, Jacobs Funeral Home, City Insurance, Lindwall Motors, Riverside Plaza, Andrew Davis CPA, Northern Michigan Bank, Jon and Paula Pryor, Westphal’s Inc., Tall Pines Grocery of Amasa, Ralph and Jean Eckerberg, James Harrison, David and Julie Holperin, Ruth Warmanen, Mike Lewis, Hiawatha Music Coop, Crystal Falls Lions, Steve and Rita Kickert, Tom Plummer and Celeste Magers, and Bob Arthur.

Copyright 2017, White Water and individual photographers, Last update 11/8/2017