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Come to the BACDS English Dance and Music Week in Mendocino, California, from July 10-17, 2010
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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.

Note: English Week 2010 is currently sold out, with a wait list. For more information, please check with our camp manager, Loretta Guarino Reid, (650-493-6012, or our camp registrar, Denis Thalson (510-704-9561,

We offer classes in historic and contemporary English country dance, Baroque 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 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 2010 staff includes:

English Country Dance

  • Andrew Shaw, internationally recognized English country dance teacher
  • Bruce Hamilton, internationally recognized English country dance teacher

Display Dance

Baroque Styling & History/Reconstruction for ECD


Special Workshops and Events

  • Complete Music Track with five inspiring daily sessions
  • Callers' Workshop
  • Notation and Reconstruction for ECD
  • Picnic in the Meadow
  • Morris Tour and Pub Sing in Mendocino
  • Gathering before lunch for staff and camper performances
  • Afternoon Auction
  • Evening after-dance parties including dance through the ages, pub night, ceilidh dance, and more
  • Singing wherever voices are gathered

Sound by Adrienne Simpson and Bob Felch    • • •    Food by Tod Nysether

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For more information, email camp manager Loretta Guarino Reid

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