August 2 - 9, 2014


Dance in the eveningPhoto by Stewart Dean

Are you an English Dancer?

  • Is heaven for you dancing all day and all night, going to all of the parties, and never once missing breakfast?
  • Did you start dancing this past year, and now you can’t get enough and want to know everything?
  • Triple threat? Country dancer, ritual dancer, AND musician?
  • Anywhere in-between?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then English Week is for you! Join us for a week of wonderful dancing and music in a magical setting as we attempt to answer the question, what is an English Dancer?

This week’s classes focus on skill building in all its forms as we hone this craft we love. Graded English country classes will introduce you to repertoire, style, and play as you learn about danc-ing, as well as danc-es. Try out morris dance or English clog for the first time, or polish your morris and rapper skills. Share a song and pick up new songs to share. Bring your instrument and learn some new tunes and think about playing in new ways.

Evening dances will feature a wide range of both favorite and about-to-be favorite English country dances, plus a nightly dance "For Those Who Know," with all the splendid country dance musicians and callers on staff. Afterwards, you'll have ample opportunities to make good things happen, with late night singing and dancing, a ceilidh dance and pub sing for sure, and the annual fun and fundraising auction to support camp scholarships for years to come.

Come to English Week for the dancing, but come also for the people. Carve out time in your schedule for swims, sunning on the dock, tea time, games, a walk, a nap, and of course laughing yourself silly at the daily all-camp gathering. Think about a party you’d like to host sometime during the week – so many things are possible. Meet dancers and musicians from everywhere; find your next favorite partner.

See you there, and don’t forget to save me a dance!

--Joanna Reiner, Program Director


Program Director
Joanna Reiner

Anita Anderson
Olivia Barrand
Martha Edwards
Robin Hayden
Scott Higgs
Jonathan Jensen
Jody Kruskal
Mary Lea
Aaron Marcus
Aaron Marcus
Aaron Marcus
Emily O'Brien
Paul Oorts
Tom Redman

* Advisors, plus
Steve Howe
Tom Kruskal


7:45-8:15 Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45 Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
ECD: What’s Your Style? (Adv): Joanna Reiner
ECD: Moving to the Next Level (For All): Robin Hayden
Cotswold Morris (Adv): Tom Redman
ECD:1651 (Adv): Robin Hayden
ECD: English Explorations (For All): Scott Higgs
Anna Marley's Jump Rope Clog (For All): Olivia Barrand
Ensemble Playing: Music from the Low Countries: Paul Oorts
Gathering: Jody Kruskal
12:00-12:30 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
12:30 Lunch
Open Mic: Joanna Reiner
Choreography Unleashed: Scott Higgs
Morris (For All): Olivia Barrand
ECD: On the Leading Edge (For All): Scott Higgs
Callers Discussion: Robin Hayden
Rapper Sword (Int): Tom Redman
Basic Yoga & Stretching (For All): Olivia Barrand
4:00-4:30 Tea, Swimming, Bookstore staffed
ECD: Vive la Difference! (For All): Joanna Reiner
English Song: Tom Redman
Playing for Dancing: Mary Lea
5:30-6:30 Swimming, Bookstore staffed, camper-initiated parties
6:30 Dinner
8:00-10:45 Evening Dance Party (starting with For Those Who Know)
11:00 After-dance Activities
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