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


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


7:45-8:15 Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45 Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
English Dance (Advanced): Joanna Reiner
Harmony Singing: Suzannah Park
Harmony in Motion (English for All): Scott Higgs
Contra Connections: Carol Ormand
Cotswold Morris: Gillian Stewart
English Dance Band: Peter Barnes
  American Dance Musicians Course (Pre-registration)
Gathering: Carol Ormand
11:55-12:30 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
12:30 Lunch
Potpourri: Scott Higgs
Bust Down with American Clogging for All Comers!: Julie Young
Owning Our Traditions: Suzannah Park
  American Dance Musicians Course (Pre-registration)
Many Moods of Contra: Scott Higgs
Molly Dancing: Sue Dupre
Back Up and Push: Debbie Jackson
4:00-4:20 Tea
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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