July 29 - August 5, 2017



Join us for a wonderful week of English dance, music, and song! Come with a spring in your step and a song in your heart, and experience the tremendous vitality of English country and display dances, stirring tunes, and rousing English songs, all with world-class teachers and superb musicians, in the magical setting of Pinewoods Camp.

During the day, challenge yourself by choosing something new – or relax and enjoy the familiar – from a packed schedule of classes. This year’s stellar international teaching staff will offer, along with the usual wealth of English country dance, a particularly strong selection of display dance, music, and song: Cotswold and Northwest morris, rapper and longsword, two levels of English clog, a band workshop for all, and two periods of song.

Evening dances will include a wide range of English country dances accessible to all, with exhilarating music from our extraordinary staff of musicians. We’ll continue the tradition of beginning the evening with two dances For Those Who Know; again this year, Those Who Want to Know can seek expert coaching in the afternoon.

Further revelry will be woven around, through, and between classes and into the wee hours, including all camp Gathering, singing on the porch, pub night, the morris tour, the Porch & Rail, frolicking in the pond, ceilidh dancing, and the annual fundraising auction to support camp scholarships for years to come.

All ye who revel in all of these traditions! English Week is where we greet old friends and make new ones, tread familiar paths and plunge into uncharted territory, revel in classic and beloved repertoire, and learn new skills to take back to our own communities. Please join us!

~ Robin Hayden, Program Director.

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