New Year’s at Ashokan
Took place Dec 31, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016
Three days of fabulous music and dancing and a New Year’s Eve dinner dance featuring Swing, Cajun, Zydeco, Contras, Squares, Blues and Waltzes! Enjoy music and dance classes, singing, jamming and evening dance parties.
New Year’s Camp Schedule 2016
Thursday, Dec 31, 2016 (New Year’s Eve)
- 2-5pm: Arrival and check in. Follow signs to check-in. If you must drive down, please unload and then return your car to the main lot immediately. If you need your car nearby for disability or health reasons, youʼll need a special parking permit from the Ashokan office on site.
Our New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance Party kicks off the three day camp! After a four-course meal, there will be a sing-a-long, then dancing in two rooms until the wee hours, with a midnight countdown celebration for the New Year!
- 6pm: New Year’s Eve Dinner (menu to be announced)
- 7pm: Sing-a-long
- 8pm: New Year’s Eve Dance Party
- Midnight: Count Down to 2016
- More dancing ’til the wee hours!
Friday and Saturday, Jan 1-2, 2016
- Three meals and a late night snack will be served
- All Day: Dance workshops and music workshops, and jam sessions
- Dance to great live music each night
- Wood-burning sauna
- Cross country skiing and ice skating available (weather permitting, with your own equipment)
Sunday, Jan 3, 2016
- 10am: Brunch
- Noon – 2pm: Farewell Dance
2015-16 New Year’s Camp Staff
- Jay & Molly and Swingology – Contras & Squares, Swing, Blues, Waltzes
- Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew – Cajun dance music
- The Yanks – Contradance to this superb young Irish ensemble (New Year’s Eve only)
- ZydeGroove – Signature country zydeco sound with truly irresistible dance grooves (New Year’s Eve only)
- John Krumm (and TBA) – Contras & Squares
- Cindy Overstreet and Steve Ryan – Lindy, West Coast, Slow Blues
- Erica Weiss – Cajun two step, Waltz and Jitterbug
- John Krumm – Singing, dance jam bands
- Tom Krumm – Mandolin and fiddle
- Jay & Molly – Waltzes and slow airs, fiddle tune jams
- Jesse Lége and Bayou Brew – Cajun tunes, jams and lore
- Peter Davis – Sing-a-longs and song swaps
- Dave Davies – Swing and jazz jams
The photos in the slide show above were taken by Stewart Dean during New Year’s camp.
View more on Stewart Dean’s Flickr site.