|Tentative Schedule||Registration Form|
|Frequently Asked Questions||Other info|
|Newsletter Article about this year's camp|
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Lisa is from the Boston area and regularly calls dances there and throughout New England. She's know for exuberant calling and effective teaching, a real plus for her couples dance workshop. Lisa delights in zesty contras and squares and has a knack for making it all easy. She's been on staff at major dance events here and abroad including Pinewoods, NEFFA, Sierra Swing, and in Canada, Denmark and England.
Jacqueline makes her home in Cambridge, Mass., and combines the best of English country dancing: outstanding musicianship and a comprehensive knowledge of the dance form. Her ability to share her love of the material charms beginners and experienced dancers alike. Jacqueline is a member of the critically acclaimed Bare Necessities, a quarter renowned for its unique presentation of English country dance music. She is best known for her solo piano improvisations on traditional music for several PBS series (The Civil War, Baseball, The West) and her appearance on A Prairie Home Companion.
Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, Roger composes dances, and has called in more than 20 states. He is an accomplished dance musician, and plays guitar with various bands in the Midwest. Whistling is one of his special talents. In fact, Roger has the unique ability to call a dance and accompany himself by whistling. He's been on staff at CDSS English-American Week, Camp Wannadance, and Lady of the Lake. We're delighted to welcome Roger in his first appearance at a BACDS event.
Jan has been teaching morris and sword dancing for more than 20 years, dating from when she founded Ha'penny Morris of Boston. From Woods Hole, Mass., Jan is a member of the Woods Hole Village Morris and the Martha's Vineyard Swordfish. She holds a master's degree in dance ethnology from UCLA. Jan will offer a session for all levels on Bloxham Morris, an invented tradition based on Ascot-under-Wychwood, Adderbury, and Bucknell. She'll also teach Helmsley Version 2.1, a lively and unusual longsword dance for those with some ritual experience.
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We're obliged to increase prices this year: Admission $161, $166 for the more modern Cary Lodge (home of late night noise). Offsite admission is $135. Click here for a discussion of the lodging choices.
Work-trade arrangements provide a $55 discount for doing some chores to make the camp run more smoothly.
Children are welcome but no special programming provision is made for them. A parents' cooperative will be organized so that everybody gets time to dance. Prices are as follows:
|2-5||one third of the adult rate, rounded to $55.|
|6-12||one half of the adult rate, rounded to $80.|
|13+||full adult rate|
Click here for a map showing location of the camp, or here for a very complete description of the Monte Toyon site.
Arrive any time after 4:00 pm Friday, October 15. You're on your own for dinner Friday; there are many excellent restaurants in Santa Cruz and some adequate places in Aptos. The welcome dance party begins at 8:00 pm. Food and dorm-style lodging are provided, along with all kinds of country dance and singing fun, until the farewell dance party ends at 4:30 pm Sunday. Camp staff often play or call at the third Sunday Santa Cruz contradance afterward; many campers enjoy visiting that large, friendly dance.
Click here for our registration form, which you can fill out online or print out and mail in with your check. (You have to mail the check in any case.)
Questions? Want copies of the flyer for your local dances or ritual teams? Mail our managers, Alan Winston or Vanessa Schnatmeier or phone us at 650/365-2913.
If you haven't been to Fall Weekend before, check out the Frequently Asked Questions list
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