Harmony of Song & Dance at Pinewoods

July 25 - August 1, 2015

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For Singers Who Love to Dance and for Dancers Who Love to Sing

Additional details of next summer will be available soon.

mrozak 2014
Photo by Suzanne Mrozak

Here is the basic description and most of the staff. Check in for full staff lists and class descriptions soon.

Harmony of Song & Dance is a week for singers who love to dance and dancers who love to sing. The program includes traditional and contemporary songs, harmony singing by ear, choral singing from written music, instrumental music, as well as dance: American contra and square, English country and display.

Each day starts with an all-camp chorale followed by a period of American and English dance classes including a class for beginners. The afternoon is a mixture of instrumental classes including song accompaniment, as well as more dancing and singing. The week also includes concerts, evening dancing for all and opportunities for informal music making.

The theme of the week is community music making, based on the foundation of the riches of traditional song and dance, and the understanding that new songs and dances grow out of the old. The staff have deep roots in the traditions they are teaching, including Anglo-American social dance; English ritual dance; African American and Swing; various approaches to vocal harmonizing and ensemble singing; English, Canadian and Appalachian ballads; pub songs; sea shanties; gospel; and American shape note hymnody both old and new.

Bring your instruments to accompany song and dance as well as for informal jamming; bring your voices; and be ready to dance!

Join us for this week of singing, dancing and music-making!

Singing outside the Dining Hall
Singing outside the Dining Hall. Photo by Zoe Madona 2014
Singing on the porch after lunch
Singing on the porch after lunch. Photo by Marty Stock 2013
Singing class on a porch
Singing class on a porch. Photo by Marty Stock 2013
Musical progress
Musical progress. Photo by Marty Stock 2013
Jam. Photo by Suzanne Mrozak 2014

Daily Schedule

7:45-8:15 Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45 Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
8:45-9:00 Vocal Warm-ups
9:00-10:15 All-Camp Chorale
10:45-11:45 Period 1
11:50-12:25 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
12:30 Lunch
1:30-1:50 Singing on the Porch
2:00-3:00 Period 2
3:15-4:15 Period 3
4:15-4:45 Tea
4:45-5:45 Period 4
5:45-6:25 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
6:30 Dinner
8:00 Staff Concert
9:15 Evening Dance Party
11:00 Late Night Activities