Second Sunday Folk Dance Series

Second Sunday Folk Dance Celebrates 34th Season

The Second Sunday Folk Dance series celebrates its 34th year of great music. One of the Midwest’s most popular venues for folk music and dance, the Second Sunday series is the largest, longest running event of its kind, presenting great musicians in an intimate setting. Dean and Bette Premo (White Water) organize and host the series.

For the first two dances and again for the last folk dance of the series, we return to the beautiful and spacious dance hall of the Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp, a nearly 90-year-old camp founded during the Great Depression. For the first time, the historic Crystal Theater in downtown Crystal Falls will host an event, December’s concert. For the 2019 winter season (January-March), we plan to be at Second Sunday’s original home at the Fortune Lake camp dining hall...plans may change so stay tuned to our website and press releases.

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. Except for the special Crystal Theater December event, 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 seasons 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, and look for parking (lower for the October, November, April events, and upper for January-March events).

The Crystal Theatre (Decembers event) is located on Superior Ave. about half way down the hill from Crystal Falls iconic County Courthouse building.

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:

2018 2019
October 14 January 13 *
November 11 February 10 *
December 9 (@ Crystal Theater) March 10 *
April 14

* Stay tuned for any changes of venue

If you have any questions, call Bette or Dean Premo at (906) 822-7889 Monday through Friday during work hours. 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 2017/2018 SSFD series included Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp, White Water Associates, John and Judy Reed, Louse and Nelson Rounds, Jacobs Funeral Home, Mike and Nancy Lewis, Bill and Wilma Verrette, CoVantage Credit Union, Hiawatha Music Coop, Cottages to Castles, Riverside Plaza, MJ Electric, Westphal’s, Jacob’s Funeral Home, Ralph and Jean Eckerberg, David and Julie Holperin, Tall Pines Grocery, Northern Michigan Bank, Aspirus Iron River Hospitals, Lion’s Club of Crystal Falls, Ruth Warmanen, Andy Davis CPA, Mark Silver and Mary Hindelang, Steve and Rita Kickert, Tom Plummer and Celeste Magers, and Bob Arthur.

Copyright 2018, White Water and individual photographers, Last update 9/22/2018