American Dance Musicians Course

August 1 - 8, 2015

Held during Family Week at Ogontz


Tentative Schedule

Program Directors

Specific details of next summer will be available by January 1.

Check in after January 1 for full staff lists and class descriptions and registration information for next summer. Last summer details are available in the archive section listed to the right.

Ogontz Log Hall

Ogontz Log Hall


View from the Log Hall

This course is limited to 16 participants to ensure plenty of opportunity for active participation. Participants should have a basic tune repertoire and be comfortable playing at dance tempo. If it is oversubscribed on March 16, there will be a lottery, with preference given to musicians more comfortable playing at dance speed. Please clearly indicate if you would like to attend Family Week at Ogontz, if you did not get a space in the course. Scholarships are available.

View from the Log Hall

View from the Log Hall

Daily Schedule

7:45-8:30 Breakfast
9:00-11:00 American Dance Musicians Course
11:05 Refreshments
11:15-12:00 Morning Gathering: songs, dances, show & tell
12:00-12:30 Bookstore staffed
12:30-1:00 Buffet Lunch Served
1:00-1:30 Bookstore staffed
1:30-2:25 American Dance Musicians Course
2:35-4:35 2-Hour Swim Block All ages, 9 & under/parent
2:35-3:30 Mixed age Classes including an Open Band dance
3:35-3:45 Afternoon Snack
3:35-4:45 Bookstore staffed
3:50-4:45 Mixed age Classes
4:55-5:30 Stories
5:50 Dinner
7:15 Community Dance
7:45-8:30 Evening Gathering
8:15 Pied Piper/Bedtime for children 9 & younger
8:30-10:45 Evening Dance Party
9:30 Bedtime for 10-12 year olds
11:00 After-dance Activities