The Bay Area Country Dance Society’s American Dance and Music Week will be held once again at the magnificent Mendocino Woodlands, a National Historic Landmark. Featuring a new dance floor, the 700-acre camp lies inland from the coastal village of Mendocino, a four-hour drive north of San Francisco. This secluded, lush, and temperate redwood forest offers an ideal environment in which to learn and relax.
Immerse yourself in all of the arts that have traditionally made up the fabric of American Dance and Music – the dance forms themselves and their musical accompaniment, enriching stories, songs, and an abundance of free-spirited creativity. Discover the rich textures of community, knit together during this balanced, week-long camp.
Set along meandering footpaths, accommodations at the Woodlands are solidly built rustic redwood cabins, each accommodating two people. Although without electricity, all cabins feature stone fireplaces (with plenty of firewood available) and wooden balconies providing unobstructed views into the majestic redwood forest, over the pond or across the meadow. Nearby bathhouses are equipped with electricity and plenty of hot water.
This year, we are pleased to welcome back Mendocino’s legendary cook, Jeff O’Connor, and his talented staff. All campers, including those with restrictive dietary needs, will be pampered with incomparable meals and extravagant snacks.
Celebrate and share your passion for music and dance. The organizers and staff of American Dance and Music Week promise a kaleidoscope of learning experiences wrapped in concentrated fun and heartfelt camaraderie.