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Come to the BACDS English Dance and Music Week in Mendocino, California, from July 11-19, 2009
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The BACDS English Dance and Music Week offers another wonderful camp at the historic Mendocino Woodlands Camp, near the Northern California coast. Come join us for a week of dancing, music-making, singing, feasting, and merry abandon.

We offer classes in historic and contemporary English country dance, display dance, music, and song. We promise a program that will challenge and delight both new and experienced campers, complete with the time-honored Morris tour and pub sing in Mendocino, campers night, singing by the steps, and a daily gathering for campers and staff to share hidden talents.

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 2009 staff includes:

English Country Dance

Display Dance

Couple Dance


Special Workshops and Events

  • Complete Music Track with six inspiring daily sessions
  • Tune Writing workshop
  • Callers' Forum
  • Notation and Reconstruction for ECD
  • Picnic in the Meadow
  • Morris tour and Pub Sing in Mendocino
  • Gathering before lunch for staff and camper performances
  • Evening after-dance parties including pub night, ceilidh dance, and more
  • Singing wherever voices are gathered

Final Camper Packet (PDF)
Camper Chores Questionnaire
Program Questionnaire
Work-Trade Questionnaire
Camper Evaluation (Word DOC)

For more information, please check with our camp manager,
Tom Colton (510-528-7953,
or our camp registrar, Denis Thalson (510-704-9561,

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