August 4 - 11, 2018



Contra! Tango! Swing! Harmony and shape note singing! American Dance & Music Week is heaven for dancers and players alike as some of the finest callers and musicians gather to share their expertise. This week features a wide variety of exciting opportunities, from workshops geared towards skill building and technique, to delightfully engaging workshops for more relaxed enjoyment. Plus we have the 5th period “Hot Shots” session, designed for campers to lead their own innovative workshops.

Check out the Class Descriptions for details about the classes we have planned, and here’s a taste:

  • Swirling social dance: Argentine tango, East Coast swing and two step, waltz technique, English country, AND CONTRAS!
  • Making music: Fiddle repertoire, swing guitar, cool tunes session with Max Newman, lots of jamming and two singing workshops.
  • Creative expression: Drawing Pinewoods with Will Mentor, Hot Shots (the open fifth period—we already have plans for Dutch Crossing, juggling, blues dancing, a band groove with Pete’s Posse and more), and a daily gathering to showcase the talents of both campers and staff.

And finally, there’s a great evening dance every night, along with informal social gatherings and parties. Folks come from all over the country, and we have a great time dancing and playing together. Join us!

We will be joined by the Sierra Club, with 20 people using camp as their home base while they do service work with the Wildlands Trust. They will eat with us and, during their off hours, they will join us for dancing, swimming and socializing.

~ Lisa Greenleaf, Program Director

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