Dance and Music Camps
English & American Traditional, Participatory, Dance, Music and Song
2015 Summer Programs
This is preliminary information on next summer's programs. More detail and registrations forms will be available by the New Year.
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 North American dance and music in beautiful outdoor settings. Each weeklong program, while including some of each, has a unique focus and offers its own 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. Programs are held near Plymouth, MA (Pinewoods); High View, WV (Timber Ridge); and Lyman, NH (Ogontz).
As returning campers will see, there is not a week named English & American Dance Week in 2015. There will be some adjustments to the other programs to include and promote the breadth of CDSS programming. Harmony of Song & Dance will have an additional dance class offering in the afternoon, making it possible to dance each class period, English Dance Week will include a daily contra and/or square class and American Dance & Music Week will include a daily English dance offering. All of our Family programs will have their usual mix of genres; adults with or without children are welcome. A new week, co-programmed by CDSS, Revels, Inc. and Revels North, will be held at Ogontz in 2015. We will add details on each program as they become available.
2015 Summer Camp Programs
|Week||Location||Adult?||Family?||Start Date||Program Directors|
|Adult & Family Week at Timber Ridge||Timber Ridge||adult||family||08/09/15||Janine Smith|
|Contra Dance Callers Course||Timber Ridge||adult||08/09/15||Lisa Greenleaf|
|American Dance & Music Week||Pinewoods||adult||08/08/15||Sue Rosen|
|Campers' Week||Pinewoods||adult||family||08/22/15||Margaret Bary|
|Early Music Week||Pinewoods||adult||08/15/15||Larry Zukof & Jan Elliott|
|English Dance Musicians Course||Pinewoods||adult||08/15/15||Jacqueline Schwab|
|English Dance Week||Pinewoods||adult||08/01/15||Joanna Reiner|
|Family Week at Ogontz||Ogontz||family||08/01/15||Bettie & Steve Zakon-Anderson|
|American Dance Musicians Course||Ogontz||adult||08/01/15||Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy|
|Teachers Training Course||Ogontz||adult||08/01/15||Kari Smith|
|Revels In Dance & Song||Ogontz||adult||family||08/08/15||Paddy Swanson|
|Family Week at Pinewoods||Pinewoods||family||07/18/15||Sam Bartlett & Abby Ladin|
|Harmony of Song & Dance||Pinewoods||adult||07/25/15||Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy|