Leadership in Dance & Music for Young Adults
|9:00-10:00||Leadership in Music & Dance for Young Adults|
Childrens' Late Morning Classes 10:15
Age 2-3 Sing and Dance : Charlotte Swovola -- We will learn songs that are not only fun to listen to, but also fun to learn and perform. The dances will be basic, yet still contain elements of contra dancing. Time permitting, we will include some body rhythm as well.
Age 4-5 Stories, Songs, Dancing: DeLaura Padovan -- The title says it all!
Age 6-7 Nature Stories and Games: Leslie Jeane Millbourne Devine -- Leslie Jeanne will tell nature stories from various Native American tribes while the group role plays the story. After story play we will play games and sing songs with nature themes.
Age 8-9 Maori and Filipino Dance: Abby Ladin -- Maori stick rhythms and Filipino tinikling dance
Age 10-12 Border Morris: Kappy Laning / Bill Wellington -- Border Morris is an energetic English tradition that involves stepping and sticking and dancing together, in pairs and as a team, to lively music. Kappy has taught this tradition at several other dance camps and is particularly excited about working again with this year’s 10-12 year old group with this English tradition. We will take a traditional border morris dance or two and make them uniquely our own, as has become the Timber Ridge tradition for Kappy’s 10-12 year old class. Sneakers recommended.
Challenging Contras (13 & up): Adina Gordon
Music by: Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand
Get your dance buzz going from intricate moves, close timing and unexpected choreography. A few brain-benders, a variety of surprises and a whole lot of fun!
English for All (13 & up): Joseph Pimentel
Music by: Dave Wiesler, Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm
Come and enjoy the many pleasures of English country dancing (the beauty, playfulness, variety and great energy). The dances (old and new) will be accessible to all, but interesting to even the most experienced dancers.
|11:30-12:15||All Camp Gathering with songs, singing, games and stories|
|1:00-1:30||Canoeing in the River|
|1:30-2:30||99 & under Nap, rest, snore, dream|
Nature Walk (All ages, under 8 w/parent): Leslie Jeane Millbourne Devine
the different ecosystems at camp will be explored, including the beautiful Cacapon River and the amazing fossil pit.
Singing (13 & up, 8-12 w/parent): Mia Bertelli
Mia will teach a mix of songs including rounds, African running songs and harmony songs, Appalachian, gospel, pub songs, sea songs, English Ballads, work songs, and perhaps some Balkan, Georgian, and/or shape note. The emphasis will be on satisfying harmonies and the cool things that happen when many voices rise together.
Clogging (13 & up): Abby Ladin
Music by: Sam Bartlett
We visit the basics every day, adding as we go. Fun footwork with a solid rhythmic foundation. Let's clog!
|2:45-3:45||Leadership in Music & Dance for Young Adults|
International Dancing (13 & up): Rachel Fifer
Music by: Eden MacAdam-Somer
Remember last year when you kept thinking jealously that you wished you could do some International Dancing too? Now you can! We will do a mix of Romanian, Bulgarian, Israeli, French, and other dances to the enchanting and fascinating music of the Balkans. Dances can be as simple or as challenging as the class desires. If you have a particular dance you'd like to do, please email me ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to make it happen!
Family Dance Band (11 and up): Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm
Daniel and Barbara welcome all who are comfortable playing tunes at relaxed up to peppy dance tempos in the standard keys (C, G, D, & A). We’ll explore ways to improve listening and harmonizing skills. Also we’ll work on ensemble skills and prepare dance medleys to play for the Community Dances during the week. Whether you play from written music or by ear, bring your instrument and join us!
Stunts & Games at Poolside (8 & up, under 7 w/parent): Sam Bartlett
Sam will direct a Daily Stuntology free-for-all: absurd games, balancing, tossing, throwing, creative manipulation of everyday objects. Fun, funny, educational, not necessarily in that order.
Dance Community Conversations (13 & up): Joseph Pimentel
Joseph facilitates discussions on topics of interest to dance community leaders of many stripes. Those present will determine topics for discussion, and may include: attending to varying ages and interests in a single dance community, contra and English cross-over, balancing dance time and social time, success stories with challenging situations/people, and embracing the authority vested in us. Joseph provides focus and ensures equal opportunity for all to contribute and learn from each other.
Open Calling (13 & up): Adina Gordon
Music by: Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand
Take your turn at the mic or come to dance. I am sure we will get many squares from the Singing Squares Callers Course!
|Swimming in the Pool|
|Canoeing in the River|
|5:15-5:45||Sing for your supper|
|6:45||Parade from the Grove to the Palyhouse|
|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|
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.
Gaye Fifer has been calling at dance weekends for several years. Her pleasant style and graceful teaching put dancers at ease and set the stage for a great dance experience. She has also taught numerous waltz workshops at virtually every dance weekend in the East. She now lives in Pittsburgh, PA. and travels whenever she gets the opportunity.
Adina Gordon finds an outlet for her loves of travel, music, dance and silliness by calling and dancing at festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada, creating joy and minor chaos wherever she goes. Combining a voice that makes you WANT to do what she says with a commitment to using that power for good and not evil, Adina calls contras and squares both old and new that cause spontaneous eruptions of joy on dance floors. She counts it as a job well done whenever anyone says, "I don't really like squares, but I like your squares."
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.