August 27 - September 3, 2011

Program Description

Imagine, for a moment, that the Atlantic Ocean had never formed: the British Isles would still be adjacent to North America, and we could enjoy the music and dance traditions of both regions at once. For one glorious week this summer it will be so! English & American Dance Week at Pinewoods brings together many strands of music and dance, weaving them into a gorgeous tapestry for your enjoyment.

From English country dances to contras and squares, from molly dancing to morris and sword, from harmony singing to dance band class, from sunrise to nearly sunrise, expect to be delighted. Come prepared to hone your skills and expand your dancing and musical horizons. We welcome newcomers, old hands and everyone in between to our favorite activities (including chocolate tasting, wellie tossing and late-night shenanigans). Join us for an unforgettable week of music, dance, friendship and joy.

-- Carol Ormand, Program Director

Staff

Carol Ormand, Program Director
Peter Barnes
Sue Dupré
Scott Higgs
Dave Langford
Eden MacAdam-Somer
Suzannah Park
Joanna Reiner
Gillian Stewart
Bill Tomczak
Larry Unger
Bob Walser
Julie Young
Chidgrove Band, including:

Debbie Jackson
Anne Ogren
Martha Stokely

Schedule

7:45-8:15 Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45 Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
9:00-10:00
English Dance (Advanced): Joanna Reiner
 
Harmony Singing: Suzannah Park
 
Harmony in Motion (English for All): Scott Higgs
10:15-11:15
Contra Connections: Carol Ormand
 
Cotswold Morris: Gillian Stewart
 
English Dance Band: Peter Barnes
  American Dance Musicians Course (Pre-registration)
11:25-11:55
Gathering: Carol Ormand
11:55-12:30 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
12:30 Lunch
1:45-2:45
Potpourri: Scott Higgs
 
Bust Down with American Clogging for All Comers!: Julie Young
 
Owning Our Traditions: Suzannah Park
  American Dance Musicians Course (Pre-registration)
3:00-4:00
Many Moods of Contra: Scott Higgs
 
Molly Dancing: Sue Dupre
 
Back Up and Push: Debbie Jackson
4:00-4:20 Tea
4:30-5:30
Borderline English: Joanna Reiner
 
Rapper: Gillian Stewart
 
Vocal Blast!: Bob Walser
5:30-6:15 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
6:30 Dinner
7:45 Couple Dances
8:00-11:00 Evening Dance Party
11:00 After-dance Activities
     
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