English & American Dance Week at Pinewoods

Daily Schedule

7:45-8:15 Breakfast
8:15-8:45 Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
11:55-12:30 Swimming, Bookstore Staffed
12:30 Lunch
4:00-4:20 Tea
  Camper Jam / Tune Swap: camper led
5:30-6:15 Swimming, Bookstore Staffed
6:30 Dinner
7:45 Couple Dancing
8:00-11:00 Evening Dance Party
11:00 After-dance activities

August 7 - 14, 2010

Program Description

Imagine, for a moment, that the Atlantic Ocean had never formed: the British Isles would still be adjacent to North America, and we could enjoy the music and dance traditions of both regions at once. For one glorious week this summer it will be so! English & American Dance Week at Pinewoods brings together many strands of music and dance, weaving them into a gorgeous tapestry for your enjoyment.

From English country dances to contras and squares, from couple dances to English waltz clog, from sword dances to English folk songs, from sunrise to nearly sunrise, expect to be delighted. Come prepared to hone your skills and expand your dancing and musical horizons. We welcome newcomers, old hands and everyone in between to our favorite activities (including chocolate tasting, wellie tossing and late-night shenanigans). Join us for an unforgettable week of music, dance, friendship and joy.

Versatility in Spades

Our staff leads the way in expanding horizons… They dance! They call! They teach! They play! They sing! And they're fun to hang around with, too!

Joseph, Joanna, David and Carol will delight you with a lovely mix of English and American dances. The callers amongst you will have a chance to share your favorite dances, too, during a daily open mic. Justin, Ted and Meg will lead the display dance side of the program with morris, rapper, longsword and English clog classes. Ted and Lynn will also lead delightful couple dances.

The musicians of Goldcrest, Notorious and Crowfoot will conjure glorious melodies, rich harmonies and lively improvisations to send us into dance ecstasy. In addition to dancing to them, you'll have opportunities during the day to join our staff in making music, both instrumental and vocal.

Come Join Us

The staff is just the foundation of this camp; you're the ones who make it happen! The only prerequisite is a willingness to join in the fun. The bottom line: catch up on your sleep before you come to camp! And if you can get your hands on a time-turner….

-- Carol Ormand, Program Director

Joseph Pimentel will lead his English Dance Leaders Course during this week (pre-registration required).