Upcoming events

25
Jul
2015
Harmony of Song & Dance at Pinewoods

25 July - 01 August 2015

Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MA

Sponsor: Country Dance & Song Society

The Country Dance and Song Society celebrates and promotes participatory dance, music, and song. There is no place where that celebration is as tangible as it is at Harmony of Song & Dance. The magic of Pinewoods Camp – nestled between two ponds and amid the pines – serves as the backdrop for the remarkable community that forms through the experience of a week of singing, dancing, and eating together. There is a space for YOU at Harmony of Song & Dance: no matter whether you have years of experience as a dancer, singer, or both; or you are new to one or more of these cherished activities, and are looking for an experience to build skills and find confidence. Here, you can take risks, find support, and be inspired; or simply relax in a beautiful place, surrounded by music and dance.

http://www.cdss.org/harmony.html








26
Jul
2015
Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp

26 July - 02 August 2015

Snow Mountain Camp near Winter Park, CO








31
Jul
2015
Sidmouth FolkWeek

31 July - 07 August 2015

Sidmouth, Devon, UK

Sponsor: Sidmouth FolkWeek

http://www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk


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31
Jul
2015
Petit Jean Dance Weekend

31 July 2015

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Morrilton, AR

Sponsor: Arkansas Country Dance Society

http://www.arkansascountrydance.org/

The November Dance Weekend will again be held at Petit Jean Mountain. It will be held at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on the top of Petit Jean Mountain outside Morrillton Arkansas. There will be opportunities to practice lots of styles of folk dancing and American squares and contras.

Printable Event Information Flyer (includes registration form and schedule)



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31
Jul
2015
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

31 July - 02 August 2015

Dodds Farm, HIllsdale, NY

http://falconridgefolk.com/

Three Day Community of Folk Music and Dance at the Foot of the Berkshires

 

 








01
Aug
2015
Teachers Training Course at Ogontz

01 - 08 August 2015

Ogontz Camp, Lyman, NH

Sponsor: Country Dance & Song Society

This is a chance for teachers to attend a week-long folk camp for people of all ages. You will observe and participate while master folklorists teach groups of children traditional dances, songs, crafts, stories and rituals. You will participate in these folk traditions at an adult level yourself and "collect" by audio-recording, interviewing, note taking and experiencing traditional activities.

http://www.cdss.org/programs








01
Aug
2015
American Dance Musicians Course at Ogontz

01 - 08 August 2015

Ogontz Camp, Lyman, NH

Sponsor: Country Dance & Song Society

This week long intensive course emphasizes ear training, arranging and strong ensemble playing. Learning by ear will be a strong theme of the week. Students do not need to be skilled (or even comfortable!) playing by ear. Those who are unused to playing by ear will find the course an excellent initiation into this essential skill while others will likely find Keith and Becky’s method to be a great skill builder. Using creative harmonies will be one element in exploring the arrangement process in contra dance music - how to establish a mood and create a sense of drama and excitement over the course of a medley. And we will pay close attention to rhythmic fine points to see how rhythmic clarity and precision adds power and cohesion to a dance band.

http://www.cdss.org/american-musicians.html








01
Aug
2015
Family Week at Ogontz

01 - 08 August 2015

Ogontz Camp, Lyman, NH

Sponsor: Country Dance & Song Society

Come and celebrate the CDSS Centennial at Family Week at Ogontz in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire! We will celebrate the gifts that CDSS has brought to families over the last 100 years and our special Ogontz traditions as well. As always, it will be a week filled with music, song, dance, stories and laughs and promises to be an incredible family vacation. Join us for the special CDSS at Ogontz magic of humor, friendship and community that brings us back year after year.

http://www.cdss.org/family-ogontz.html








01
Aug
2015
English Dance Week at Pinewoods

01 - 08 August 2015

Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MA

Sponsor: Country Dance & Song Society

In this CDSS centennial year we will celebrate English Week’s past, present and future. We’ll compare and contrast the country and ritual dances people were dancing in the first dance weeks at camp, and the music that accompanied them, to what and how we dance and play today. We’ll think about the notion of “English dance” and how that meaning has changed and will continue to evolve.

http://www.cdss.org/english.html








01
Aug
2015
Huntsville Contra Dance

01 August 2015

Faith Presbyterian Church

Sponsor: North Alabama Country Dance Association

http://huntsvillecontra.dance/nacds/

every 1st, every 3rd, and most 5th Saturdays



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