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Music & Dance Camps

 

Discover the Joy!

At Ashokan, you can ignite excitement, hone your skills, and experience captivating sound, rhythm, and movement.

Ashokan Music & Dance Camps are held in a serene natural setting, where you can sing, dance, and jam with newfound friends and leave the worries of the world far behind. We offer flexible pricing that includes on-site camping and delectable meals. Or for added comfort, private rooms and bunks are available at an extra cost.

All are welcome, including families and folks of all ages. Campers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Scottish String Fling 2024

May 10, 2024 - May 12, 2024

Learn tunes by ear, gain confidence and experience on your instrument, and build a fantastic group medley arrangement, with world-class Scottish traditional musicians and teachers, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas.

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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Concert 2024

May 12, 2024

A lively concert of Scottish fiddle & cello music with renowned performers Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, and friends. 3pm in the performance hall. 

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Ariles Son Jarocho Camp 2024

May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024

Spend a weekend surrounded by Son Jarocho, the beautiful traditional folk music, song, and dance of Veracruz Mexico! ​​

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Uke Fest 2024

May 24, 2024 - May 27, 2024

Expand your skills and thrive in the aloha spirit of the ukulele at the Ashokan Uke Fest with host Ben Hassenger and his amazing teaching staff! You’ll meet new people, learn new techniques and styles, and gain confidence as a player.

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Uke Revue 2024

May 25, 2024

Treat yourself to a fabulous evening concert by six fantastic ukulele players. 7:30pm 

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Old Time Rollick 2024

June 07, 2024 - June 09, 2024

Emily Schaad hosts this rollicking weekend for musicians and dancers of all levels. Deepen your playing, build your repertoire, make new friends, and jam until the wee hours.

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Western and Swing BBQ & Dance 2024

June 22, 2024

Dine, dance, or just enjoy a great evening of Swing & Classic Country music under Ashokan’s outdoor pavilion! Learn swing & two-step basics and then get down to live music by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and the Western & Swing Week house band.

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Western & Swing Week 2024

June 23, 2024 - June 29, 2024

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host this full week of Vintage Jazz, Swing, Western-Swing, and Classic Country music and dancing.

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Northern Week BBQ & Dance 2024

July 13, 2024

Dine, dance, or just enjoy a great evening of New England music and dancing under Ashokan’s outdoor pavilion! Learn dance basics and then join in the contras & squares with live music by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and the Northern Week staff.

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Northern Week 2024

July 14, 2024 - July 20, 2024

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host a fun and friendly full-week of traditional music & dance from New England, Québec, England, Sweden, and France. Beginners welcome!

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Acoustic Guitar Camp 2024

July 22, 2024 - July 26, 2024

Ashokan Acoustic Guitar Camp offers guitarists of all levels an opportunity for real immersion and growth in a friendly environment. Come sing, jam, and incorporate new styles and techniques into your playing!

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Guitar Summit 2024

July 24, 2024

We invite our community to enjoy a wonderful evening of acoustic guitar players. Don't miss this incredible lineup. 7:30pm

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Bluegrass Camp 2024

July 29, 2024 - August 02, 2024

Kimber Ludiker hosts a week of bluegrass instruction and jamming for guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass, vocals and songwriting. Jam with and learn from inspirational teachers hand-picked to cultivate a magical musical environment.

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Family Camp 2024

August 05, 2024 - August 09, 2024

Don’t let the summertime fly by without some quality JOY with your kids or grandkids. Ashokan Family Camp is a laid-back, cross-generational escape into nature, music, arts, crafts, and interactive fun & games! From babies to teens and parents to grandparents, you’ll leave with hearts full of music and family memories to last a lifetime. 

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Southern Week Shindig 2024

August 10, 2024

Dine, dance, or just enjoy a great evening of Cajun, Créole, Zydeco, and Old Time string band music under Ashokan’s outdoor pavilion! Learn dance basics and then join in the square dance, Cajun, and Zydeco party.

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Southern Week 2024

August 11, 2024 - August 17, 2024

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host a fun and friendly full-week of Southern traditional music from the Bayou to the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond. Have fun learning and playing together!

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Future Ashokan Music & Dance Camp Dates:

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 1ST AT 9AM ET

Nov 15 – 17 • Banjo Weekend
Dec 20 – Jan 1 • New Year’s Weekend

2025 DATES ANNOUNCED AUG 1ST AND REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 1ST AT 9AM ET

Scottish String Fling
Uke Fest
Old Time Rollick
Western & Swing Week
Northern Week
Acoustic Guitar Camp
Bluegrass Camp
Family Camp
Southern Week

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Contact our Music & Dance Camp staff at 845-246-2121 or camps@ashokancenter.org

Thank you to the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation for supporting Ashokan Music & Dance Camps and the Summer Hoot


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