“Camp is an opportunity to expand your horizons and experience new things as well as improve your dancing. The setting is beautiful and the people are wonderful.”

–George Cherepon

Postponed to 2021 // Plymouth, MA

Familiar paths, innovative repertoire

Unfortunately, English Dance Week 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you are registered for this week, please log in to CDSS Commons to access the cancellation & refunds form. You can defer your registration to 2021, or claim a full refund. We also ask you to consider donating to CDSS in support of our camp staff and future camp programs.

A Cotswold Morris dancing workshop

Program Description

Join us for a wonderful week of English dance, music, and song! Experience the tremendous vitality of English country and display dances, stirring tunes, and rousing English songs, all with world-class teachers and superb musicians, in the magical setting of Pinewoods Camp.

During the day, challenge yourself by choosing something new – or relax and enjoy the familiar – from a packed schedule of classes. Evening dances will include a wide range of English country dances accessible to all, with exhilarating music from our extraordinary staff of musicians.

All ye who revel in all of these traditions! English Week is where we greet old friends and make new ones, tread familiar paths and plunge into uncharted territory, revel in classic, beloved, and innovative repertoire, and learn new skills to take back to our own communities. Please join us!

~ Alex Cumming, Program Director

This week will host two special Courses: English Dance Leaders Course with Joanna Reiner and Take Five: A Longsword Intensive with Gillian Stewart.

The chorale workshop performing on the last day of camp

Schedule

7:45-8:15Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
9:00-10:00Period 1
Advanced ECD – Joanna Reiner
ECD For All – Bridget Whitehead
Beginner Clog – Alice Kaufman
Alexander Technique – Jaige Trudel
Take 5 Intensive – Gillian Stewart
10:15-11:10Period 2
ECD For All – Susan Kevra
Rapper for all – Clara Stefanov-Wagner
Song – Adam Broome
English Dance Leaders Course – Joanna Reiner
11:25-12:00Gathering – Alex Cumming
12:00-12:30Swimming, Bookstore staffed
12:30Lunch
1:45-2:45Period 3
Advanced ECD – Bridget Whitehead
Contra For All – Susan Kevra
Explorative Step – Gillian Stewart
Band – Jacqueline Schwab
English Dance Leaders Course – Joanna Reiner
3:00-4:00Period 4
ECD For All – Bridget Whitehead
Band – Adam Broome & Jaige Trudel
Morris for All – Alice Kaufman
Take 5 Intensive – Gillian Stewart
4:00-4:30Tea
4:30-5:30Period 5
Music Jam – Julie Vallimont
Porch Sing – Jennifer Curtin
One-off classes including ECD Open Mic
5:30-6:30Swimming, Bookstore staffed, Special events, camper-initiated parties
6:30Dinner
8:00-10:45Evening Dance Party
11:00After-dance Activities

Class Descriptions

Class descriptions coming soon!

Registration and Fees

To register for this week, please log into CDSS Commons. You can find more information about the registration process here. If you need financial assistance in order to attend, please go to our scholarships page.

The registration fee for this week is $915.

Staff

Bridget Whitehead

English Dance Week
Bridget Whitehead

Jacqueline Schwab

Early Music Week, English Dance Week
Jacqueline Schwab

Jennifer Curtin

English Dance Week
Jennifer Curtin

Audrey Knuth

Cascade of Music & Dance, English Dance Week, Harmony of Song & Dance
Audrey Knuth

Karen Axelrod

Cascade of Music & Dance, English Dance Week, Family Week at Ogontz, Family Week at Pinewoods
Karen Axelrod

Rachel Bell

Cascade of Music & Dance, English Dance Week, Family Week at Ogontz
Rachel Bell

Julie Vallimont

Dance Music & Spice, English Dance Week, Harmony of Song & Dance
Julie Vallimont

Gillian Stewart

Campers' Week, English Dance Week
Gillian Stewart

Adam Broome

English Dance Week
Adam Broome

Alex Cumming

English Dance Week, Program Directors
Alex Cumming

Susan Kevra

English Dance Week
Susan Kevra

Eric Martin

English Dance Week
Eric Martin

Clara Stefanov-Wagner

English Dance Week
Clara Stefanov-Wagner

Jaige Trudel

English Dance Week
Jaige Trudel

Joanna Reiner

Dance Music & Spice, English Dance Week, Family Week at Ogontz
Joanna Reiner