Leadership in Dance & Music for Young Adults

Tentative Schedule

7:45-8:30 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Leadership in Music & Dance for Young Adults
10:00 Refreshments
11:30-12:15 All Camp Gathering with songs, singing, games and stories
12:30-1:30 Lunch Buffet
1:00-1:30 Canoeing in the River
1:30-2:15 Bookstore staffed
1:30-2:30 99 & under Nap, rest, snore, dream
2:45-3:45 Leadership in Music & Dance for Young Adults
3:45 Children's snack
4:45-5:45 Bookstore staffed
  Swimming in the Pool
  Canoeing in the River
5:15-5:45 Sing for your supper
5:45-6:45 Dinner Buffet
6:45 Parade from the Grove to the Palyhouse
7:00-7:35 Community Dance
7:35-8:15 All Camp Gathering
8:15 Pied Piper/Bedtime for children 9 & younger
8:30-11:00 Evening Dance Party
9:30 Bedtime for 10-12 year olds
11:00 After-dance Activities

August 12 - 19, 2012

Held during Adult & Family Week at Timber Ridge

Is there still room?
For up-to-date info about availability and wait lists,
see our main Dance & Music Camps page.

Program Directors


Program Description

We are excited to announce a Leadership in Dance & Music for Young Adults Course concurrent with the CDSS Week at Timber Ridge. The course offers lots of opportunities for young adults to develop music and dance skills, discuss important issues, learn from staff and from each other, and make connections with other young people from elsewhere in the country. With the combination of class time and social time the course will enable participants to get know each other, share ideas and experiences, and create lasting connections, giving them the skills, confidence and resources to take on leadership roles wherever they live and wherever they go.

The program includes several components:

  • An advanced dance skills and dance leadership class, led by Gaye Fifer, will give folks a chance to take their dancing to a new level, to try new styles of dance, and to learn how individuals can (and do) build community through their leadership on the dance floor.
  • A leadership seminar, led by Adina Gordon, will provide an opportunity to work with a different member of the staff each day. Topics might include an advanced singing workshop, preparing a dance to call at Campers night, a presentation on the history of contra dance, organizing dances on college campuses, etc.

Course participants will be able to organize and perform for late night dance and music activities in collaboration with other campers and staff. Participants can choose from the full range of activities in the Adult & Family Week at Timber Ridge, including contra, English, rapper, clogging, art, jamming, storytelling and singing; and, of course, swimming, napping and hanging out.


This course is open to young adults who are rising high school juniors to age 25. It is limited to 20 participants to ensure plenty of opportunity for active participation. If it is oversubscribed on March 19, there will be a lottery. Please clearly indicate if you would like to attend Adult & Family Week at Timber Ridge, if you did not get a space in the course. Scholarships are available.