BACDS American Dance and Music Week — June 26–July 1, 2016 BACDS American Dance and Music Week, June 26–July 1, 2016

... The Tradition Continues

Thirty-five years after its first camp at the Mendocino Woodlands in 1981, BACDS American Dance & Music Camp continues the long tradition at our San Francisco coastal location.

Join us for the BACDS American Dance and Music Week, Sunday-Friday, June 26–July 1, 2016 at the Jones Gulch Camp in the coastal redwoods of Northern California, near San Francisco. Come early and stay late for extra dance events before and after camp!

We Have A Winner!

Christa from Colorado was among the campers registered by May 31 for AmWeek 2016, and was chosen at random as the winner of this twirly skirt made by Kelsey Hartman.Video of swirling skirt

Congratulations, Christa! We look forward to dancing with you at camp!

AmWeek 2016 Was Great!

We had a wonderful time, and we hope you were able to join us. See the photo gallery by clicking on the thumbnail pictures at the right-hand side of this page.

Save The Date!

AmWeek 2016 will be Sunday June 26 through Friday July 1. We welcome the public to join us Friday night at the Gala Camp Closing Dance held in Palo Alto at the Lucie Stern Center on Middlefield Rd.

Bookmark this page and check back soon for updated information about program staff and schedule for AmWeek 2016. Registration will open in January 2016.

Photo of happy dancers

Go to Camp for Free!

If 3 full-fee campers sponsor you, you can get into camp free! See our “Hey for 4 for 3” details.

It's now too late to order the AmWeek special design T-Shirt.

We have ordered a few extras of various sizes, so you might still be in luck!

Daily Schedule (PDF)         Driving Directions        Map of Camp (PDF)

Release & Waiver required of all campers (PDF) — Print, sign, & fax NOW
to 1-650-871-4551 (bring the hard copy with you to camp)

Already registered for camp? Here's News You Can Use!

Easy to print one-page AmWeek flyer (PDF) — Help spread the word!


Cis Hinkle and Will Mentor


Genticorum [from Canada!]

Pascal Gemme, Yann Falquet, Nicholas Williams


Rodney Miller, Max Newman, Stuart Kenney, joined by David Surrette, Matt Kenney

along with

Audrey Knuth & Amy Englesberg (from The Free Raisins)


Instrument, tune-writing, accompaniment workshops




Join us for what may be the most fun-filled week you've ever experienced!
(ahem...really, this is no exaggeration)
(seriously, this is Amazingly Good Fun!)

Full camper fee only $675

with sliding scale $225-$375 for 30 and younger or underemployed
  (see registration form for details)

Join Us!     June 26–July 1, 2016

with Bay Area dance events before and after camp

Please share our easy-to-print BACDS American Week flyer with your dance and music communities.

You can also download a PDF version of our colorful printed brochure.

See us on Facebook — tell your friends about how much fun they’ll have with you at camp!
line drawing of dancing couple

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