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CDSS 'Harmony of Song & Dance' camp

Desert Dancer 21 Jun 11 - 07:30 PM
RTim 22 Jun 11 - 09:22 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 22 Jun 11 - 10:15 AM
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Subject: CDSS 'Harmony of Song & Dance' camp
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 07:30 PM

As has been brought up previously, the Country Dance and Song Society has created a new camp, called "Harmony of Song & Dance", running July 23 - 30, 2011, at Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

I'm starting this thread to offer more information on this new camp. (Please direct thoughts on the late "Folk Music Week" camp to the other thread.)

The web page for the week opens with this description:

"Harmony of Song & Dance is a week for singers who love to dance and dancers who love to sing. The program includes traditional and contemporary songs, harmony singing by ear, choral singing from written music, instrumental music, as well as dance: American contra and square, English country and display."

Peter and Mary Alice Amidon are the Program Directors for this inaugural year.

Peter Amidon has posted further description and thoughts on the CDSS Blog, and lists the staff there this way:

- dynamic and gifted singing leaders Kim & Reggie Harris
- Cambridge Revels music master George Emlen
- master singer/instrumentalist Keith Murphy
- profound bass and dance caller Nils Fredland
- delicious English pianist and humorist Karen Axelrod
- elegant and graceful fiddler/singer Naomi Morse
- master English dance caller and choral singer Brad Foster
- sublime yet powerful dance fiddler Becky Tracy
- steeped-in-traditional-music-since-birth singer/banjo player/clog dancer Leela Grace
- Master of All Ceremonies and leader of songs from across the pond (Scotland & England) and ritual dance Alistair Brown
- brilliant Irish flute/whistle player/singer Shannon Heaton
- innovative guitarist and singer Matt Heaton
- inspired leader of joyful song Mary Alice Amidon
- and pretty good singing leader Peter Amidon

As of today, there is space available in the camp and also scholarships are available.

For those who are not so hot on dancing, looking at the tenative daily schedule, this camp has only one more slot that is scheduled for dance only (no formal singing/tune activity) than Folk Music Week used to.

For me, I love both, so it looks great.

Please spread the word.

~ Becky in Tucson
CDSS supporter, but with no vested interest other than hoping this one keeps going until astro and I can get there!

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Subject: RE: CDSS 'Harmony of Song & Dance' camp
From: RTim
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 09:22 AM

I will be there!!

Tim Radford

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Subject: RE: CDSS 'Harmony of Song & Dance' camp
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 10:15 AM

Oh, boy, do I wish I could afford to do this. Can't afford the $ or the time this year, I'm afraid.

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