2011 English & American Dance Week at Pinewoods

Tentative Schedule

7:45-8:15 Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45 Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
  American Dance Musicians Course (Pre-registration)
11:55-12:30 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
12:30 Lunch
  American Dance Musicians Course (Pre-registration)
4:00-4:20 Tea
5:30-6:15 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
6:30 Dinner
7:45 Couple Dances
8:00-11:00 Evening Dance Party
11:00 After-dance Activities

August 27 - September 3, 2011

Is there still room?
For up-to-date info about availability and wait lists,
see our Program Weeks page.

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 molly dancing to morris and sword, from harmony singing to dance band class, 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!

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

Eden MacAdam-Somer and Larry Unger will lead American Dance Musicians Course during this week (pre-registration required).

Morris demonstration