“It’s a soul-nourishing reminder of the power of music and dance to connect people and bring joy.”

–Ellen Saltonstall

July 16 – 23, 2022 // Plymouth, MA

Bring your whole family tree to these woods

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Children performing a longsword dance

Program Description

Our family programs provide many opportunities to share traditional English and Anglo-American dance, music, and storytelling, as well as the beauty of the outdoors with children. This is a great way to spend time with your children, your grandchildren, your nieces and nephews, or other children dear to you. Each age grouping has a maximum number of spaces available. Adults without children are also welcome. We offer new material and many insights for teachers, librarians, and others working with children who wish to incorporate traditional music and dance material into their curriculum.

Along with contras, English country, and community dancing, there are classes in morris, sword dancing, and clog, as well as many opportunities for singing, storytelling, jam sessions, and musical processions. There will also be crafts and many surprises. Family Week never fails to fill us with a level of inspiration that sustains us through the year.

An intergenerational line of dancers

Registration and Fees

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.

Staff

Margaret Bary

Family Week at Pinewoods, Virtual Kaleidoscope: Online Camp 2021
Margaret Bary

Jane Miller

Family Week at Pinewoods
Jane Miller

Katie Zukof

Family Week at Pinewoods
Katie Zukof

Peter Amidon

Family Week at Ogontz, Family Week at Pinewoods, Virtual Kaleidoscope: Online Camp 2021
Peter Amidon

Thomas German

Family Week at Pinewoods
Thomas German

Owen Morrison

Cascade of Music & Dance, Family Week at Ogontz, Family Week at Pinewoods, Winter Family Gathering
Owen Morrison

Naomi Morse

Family Week at Pinewoods
Naomi Morse

Katy German

Family Week at Pinewoods
Katy German

Mary Alice Amidon

Family Week at Ogontz, Family Week at Pinewoods
Mary Alice Amidon

Sam Bartlett

Family Week at Pinewoods, Winter Family Gathering
Sam Bartlett

Denis Liddy

Family Week at Pinewoods, Program Directors, Virtual Kaleidoscope: Online Camp 2021
Denis Liddy

Elvie Miller

Family Week at Pinewoods, Program Directors, Virtual Kaleidoscope: Online Camp 2021
Elvie Miller

Eric Schedler

Cascade of Music & Dance, Family Week at Pinewoods, Program Directors, Virtual Kaleidoscope: Online Camp 2021
Eric Schedler

Abby Ladin

Family Week at Pinewoods, Winter Family Gathering
Abby Ladin

Wendy Graham Settle

Family Week at Pinewoods
Wendy Graham Settle

Kate Barnes

English Dance Week, Family Week at Pinewoods, Virtual Kaleidoscope: Online Camp 2021
Kate Barnes