English Dance Week at Pinewoods

Daily Schedule

7:45-8:15 Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45 Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
12:00-12:30 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
12:30 Lunch
4:00-4:30 Tea
5:30-6:30 Swimming, Bookstore staffed, camper-initiated parties
6:30 Dinner
8:00-10:45 Evening Dance Party (starting with For Those Who Know)
11:00 After-dance Activities

July 31 - August 7, 2010

List of dances taught in classes  List of evening dances   Link to Stewart Dean's photos   Link to Don Bell's photos  Link to Paul Ross photos

Program Description

Join us this year for a wonderful week of English dancing in the magical setting of Pinewoods Camp. Come share the tremendous variety of English country and display dance, with wonderful teachers and superb musicians, in a fantastic place!

Our English country teachers include Andrew Shaw, returning from England after his triumph at English Week 2008, Scott Higgs, with his precision and fun, and Joanna Reiner, well known at English Week, joining the staff this year to share her clarity and grace.

Display dance will be taught by Jan Elliott -- longsword and border morris, Erica Morse -- Cotswold, and Meg Ryan -- English clog.

Our superb musicians cover the full spectrum of current English music in America, from classically strong phrasing and dynamic rhythms to cutting edge lyrical and flowing countermelodies. Musicians include Karen Axelrod, Peter Barnes, Jon Berger, Doug Creighton, Daron Douglas, Rebecca King, Erica Morse, Naomi Morse and Anna Patton. Come join us to dance and listen to these stars from both coasts.

Back by popular acclaim, Anna Rain will again teach Yoga to help us all reach our full physical potential as dancers. Anna Patton, Naomi Morse and Erica Morse will lead us in community singing, and Karen Axelrod will lead our camp-wide Gathering, a time for us all to get together as a community to listen, share and learn.

Evening dances will feature a wide range of both favorite and about-to-be favorite English country dances, plus a nightly dance "For Those Who Know," with all the wonderful country dance musicians and callers on staff. Afterwards, you'll have ample opportunities to make good things happen, with possible late night singing, a ceilidh dance and pub sing, and the annual fun and fundraising auction to support camp scholarships for years to come.

-- Sharon Green, Program Director