English Dance Week at Pinewoods

August 2 - 9, 2014

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Tentative Schedule        Camp costs

2014 Dance List

Printable information

Program Description: a 1 page version of this page

Daily Schedule: a 1 page daily timetable

Description of Classes: a 2 page description of the classes

For accepted campers: Links to a few important pages and surveys.

Program Description

Dance in the evening
Photo by Stewart Dean

Are you an English Dancer?

  • Is heaven for you dancing all day and all night, going to all of the parties, and never once missing breakfast?
  • Did you start dancing this past year, and now you can’t get enough and want to know everything?
  • Triple threat? Country dancer, ritual dancer, AND musician?
  • Anywhere in-between?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then English Week is for you! Join us for a week of wonderful dancing and music in a magical setting as we attempt to answer the question, what is an English Dancer?

This week’s classes focus on skill building in all its forms as we hone this craft we love. Graded English country classes will introduce you to repertoire, style, and play as you learn about danc-ing, as well as danc-es. Try out morris dance or English clog for the first time, or polish your morris and rapper skills. Share a song and pick up new songs to share. Bring your instrument and learn some new tunes and think about playing in new ways.

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 splendid country dance musicians and callers on staff. Afterwards, you'll have ample opportunities to make good things happen, with late night singing and dancing, a ceilidh dance and pub sing for sure, and the annual fun and fundraising auction to support camp scholarships for years to come.

Come to English Week for the dancing, but come also for the people. Carve out time in your schedule for swims, sunning on the dock, tea time, games, a walk, a nap, and of course laughing yourself silly at the daily all-camp gathering. Think about a party you’d like to host sometime during the week – so many things are possible. Meet dancers and musicians from everywhere; find your next favorite partner.

See you there, and don’t forget to save me a dance!

--Joanna Reiner, Program Director

Printable Information for Accepted Campers

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Here are links to further details:

The Program: one page Program Description

Getting Ready: Details for being at camp.

Getting to Camp: Driving Directions

  • [Public Transportation] Coming soon
  • Van seats between Boston's Logan Airport and Pinewoods [available at $30 each] - Contact us!
  • [Rides]: Do you need or can you offer a ride? Coming Soon

Tentative 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, Swimming, Bookstore staffed
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