Summer Dance & Music Camps
Each summer, the Country Dance and Song Society runs several residential weeks for adults and families where we get to experience traditional English and Anglo-American dance and music in beautiful outdoor settings. Each weeklong program has a unique focus and each offers a different mix of dance, music, song and special workshops. There are daily classes, a dance party each evening (sometimes with a concert), followed by late-night activities, plus there is swimming, canoeing, and relaxing with old friends and new. Not to mention the scrumptious meals, fresh air, and break from our daily hectic lives.
We produce a full-color photo brochure that lists our summer programs and staff (see the image at right and click on it for a PDF of the brochure); please let us know if you'd like some copies to distribute in your community!
2013 Program Weeks
|Week||Location||Adult?||Family?||Start Date||Wait list?|
|English & American Dance||Pinewoods||adult||08/10/13|
|English Dance Week||Pinewoods||adult||08/03/13|
|Harmony of Song & Dance||Pinewoods||adult||07/27/13|
|Early Music Week||Pinewoods||adult||06/27/13|
|Family Week at Pinewoods||Pinewoods||family||07/20/13|
|American Dance & Music||Pinewoods||adult||08/24/13|
|Adult & Family Week||Timber Ridge||adult||family||08/11/13|
|Family Week at Ogontz||Ogontz||family||08/03/13|
|English Dance Musicians EM||Pinewoods||adult||06/27/13|
|English Dance Musicians ED||Pinewoods||adult||08/03/13|
|Contra Dance Callers||Timber Ridge||adult||08/11/13|
|Community Dance Leaders||Timber Ridge||adult||08/11/13|
|American Dance Musicians||Ogontz||adult||08/03/13|
short or moderate wait list
if you apply, you might still get in
long wait list
you're welcome to apply, but your odds aren't spectacular
Each week's program has a unique focus and each offers a different mix of daily dance and music classes, singing and special workshops, with plenty of rest/play time. Once a day the whole camp gathers for games, singing or presentations. After dinner each evening there is a dance party, often with a concert, followed by late-night activities.
The minimum age for attendance at our adult weeks is 15. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over age 23. We can sometimes also accept a limited number of infants and children; please call for details. Adults without children are also welcome at Campers' and Family Weeks.
Our family programs provide many opportunities to share traditional English and Anglo-American dance, music and storytelling as well as the beauty of the outdoors with children. This is a great way to spend time with your children, your grandchildren, your nieces and nephews, or other children dear to you.
At the Family Weeks, each age grouping has a maximum number of spaces available. Adults without children are also welcome. Our Family and Campers' Weeks offer new material and many insights for teachers, librarians, and others working with children who wish to incorporate traditional music and dance material into their curriculum.