New Year’s at Ashokan 2016

Best of New Year's at Ashokan 2015/6

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.

Make sure to register for the upcoming New Year’s Camp!


featuring instruction & entertainment by

Jay & Molly with Swingology

Cindy Overstreet & Steve Ryan    •    John Krumm

Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew    •    Tom Krumm   •   Erica Weiss

New Year’s Eve Only:  The Yanks  •  ZydeGroove


Cindy Overstreet & Steve Ryan
Photo: Rick Lightbody

john krumm

John Krumm

Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew

Erica Weiss

Tom Krumm

The Yanks (NYE only)

ZydeGroove(NYE only)

New Year’s Camp Schedule 2016

View the2015/6 New Year’s Camp Schedule (PDF) and New Year’s Eve Schedule (PDF)

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

Dance Bands

Dance Staff

Music Staff


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.