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Come to the BACDS English Dance Week in Mendocino, California, from June 30 - July 7, 2007
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The BACDS English Dance Week offers still another wonderful year at the historic Mendocino Woodlands Camp, near the Northern California coast.  Come prepared to participate in a camp experience that has been exhilarating campers for more than 20 years!  Spend your days going from class to class beneath the soaring redwoods, learning new skills and polishing old, and spend your nights dancing to glorious music in a hall full of friends.  The 2007 staff includes:

English Country Dance

  • Andrew Shaw from England will lead three dance workshops:
    - Dances from the Henry Playford editions of The Dancing Master (c1686-1703)
    - Advanced ECD: dances from early 18th century annual Walsh collections (1708-)
    - The Dutch Connection: dances old and new with a connection to the Netherlands

  • Gene Murrow will teach an ECD style class and lead a choreographers' open mic

  • Program director Brooke Friendly will teach Basic ECD

Display Dance

  • Judy Erickson of Orion Longsword will teach longsword (Mr. Halpern's), open clog and advanced comparative step dance.

  • Jane Hecht will teach Northwest Morris, lead a Morris Grab Bag and coordinate the Morris tour.

Workshop for Callers

  • Brooke Friendly will teach a class for callers on doodling and working with musicians.


Music classes

Special Events

  • Morris Tour
  • Morris Grab Bag
  • Choreographers' open mic with Gene Murrow
  • Gathering before lunch for staff and camper performances
  • Evening after-dance parties including pub night, ceilidh dance, auction and more
  • Singing after lunch, before dinner…wherever voices are gathered

Sound by Nick Cuccia • • • Food by Annie Johnston

Check here first —
What Campers Need to Know Before They Arrive!

Also: Documents You Want, Questionnaires We Need
General Camper Letter
Camper Chores Questionnaire
Program Questionnaire
Work-Trade Questionnaire

We have a full camp, with a waiting list.
To inquire about the waitlist, or to get on the mailing list for next year,
contact our camp manager.

Cancellations: If you have been accepted to camp and you find you must cancel, please notify Denis directly as soon as possible. We have a waiting list this year, and your cancellation will allow someone else to come to camp. Your cancellation is not confirmed until he has spoken with you or replied to your email! Please note that there is a $125 cancellation fee. Any balance due is payable by May 28, 2007. After June 22 the full fee may be non-refundable. However, if a wait-listed camper fills your place, we will return all but $125.

Interested in seeing what dances we danced in 2003?
Interested in seeing what dances we danced in 2004?
Interested in seeing what dances we danced in 2005?
How about the dances we danced in 2006?

For more information, call camp manager Mary Luckhardt
at (510) 233-5065 or email

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