Aug 13-19, 2017
Southern Week


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Southern Week
Sunday, Aug 13-Saturday Aug 19, 2017

Appalachian, Old Time, Cajun and Zydeco music and dance

Square dancing, flatfooting and clogging, Cajun & Zydeco dance, Cajun accordion, fiddle, guitar, vocals and bass & percussion, caller’s workshops, traditional clogging team workshop, old-time fiddle, banjo and guitar, mandolin, old-time songs, harmony singing and band workshops… plus jam sessions, song swaps, dance parties, slow jams and more!

Squares and Cajun Dance Party & BBQ – Saturday before camp, August 12 (details).

Open to Southern Week campers who need an extra night of fun and to folks who aren’t joining us for the whole week.  You can add tickets while registering for camp or purchase à la carte dance and BBQ tickets here if you’re not coming to Southern Week.



2017 Staff (Tentative)

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livia drapkin

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Livia Drapkin
Clogging, choreography

john krumm

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John Krumm
Square and contra dances

abby ladin

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Abby Ladin
Clogging, flatfooting

sharon-leahy

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Sharon Leahy
Team clogging, yoga

Will Mentor

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Will Mentor
Square Dances

erica weiss

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Erica Weiss
Cajun and Zydeco


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kevin wimmer

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Kevin Wimmer
Cajun, Creole

paul brown

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Paul Brown
Old Time

courtney granger

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Courtney Granger
Cajun Fiddle

brad leftwich

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Brad Leftwich
Old Time

CleliaBW

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Clelia Stefanini
Old Time

jay ungar

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Jay Ungar
Waltzes

Joseph Decosimo

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Joseph Decosimo
Old Time

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Roger Weiss
Cajun


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Photo by Matthew Vlachos

Photo by Matthew Vlachos

Rick Good
Finger Style

mike merenda

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Mike Merenda
Old Time

linda higgenbotham

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Linda Higgenbotham
Old Time, Banjo Uke

terri-mcmurray

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Terri McMurray
Old Time

paul brown

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Paul Brown
Old Time

sam bartlett

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Sam Bartlett
Old Time


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Val Mindel

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Val Mindel
harmony

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Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
country and Gospel

john krumm

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John Krumm
group singing


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Schedule

While the schedule for Southern Week 2017 is in development, you may view the Southern Week 2016 page.


Tuition and Meals (Subject to Change)

Adults  $775
Youth ages 13-25  $575
Children ages 5-12  $475
Under 5  Free

Tuition for the 2016 camp includes all meals*, classes and activities. Work exchange positions and youth scholarships are available.

Lodging is additional.

Camp attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You may select regular, vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free meals. We make every effort to include a range of allergen-free dishes and to inform diners of meal ingredients.

* Pre-camp Cajun Dance Party & BBQ and Sunday Brunch are available as add-ons during online registration.

 


Payment/Cancellation/Refund Policy

You may hold your place with a deposit of $150. Full payment is due no later than six weeks before camp begins.

Partial refunds are available until two weeks before camp begins. To cancel, please log into the account you created when registering on Regonline and select the option to cancel. Cancellation fees apply.

Please refer to our official payment/cancellation/refund policy for important deadlines and dates for this camp.


Lodging

Enjoy the full Ashokan experience and choose comfortable onsite lodging as part of the registration process. More information and costs here.


What to Bring

  • If you are staying onsite: Sleeping bag or sheets, blanket, pillowcases, towels, soap, toiletries. There are light quilts in each private room and a small number of light blankets for those bunkhouse residents who are unable to bring one of their own. If you will need us to provide one, please let us know well in advance and we’ll do our best.
  • Flashlight, camera.
  • Clothes and shoes for wet and dry weather. Special event clothes and dancing shoes.
  • Public consumption of alcohol is discouraged.

See this What To Bring/Camp Summary for more details about what to bring, the schedule for camp, directions to Ashokan and other important information.


Youth Pricing and Scholarship Fund

We’re excited about the growing interest in traditional music and dancing among young people–the future is in their hands. To help young people take part in Ashokan Music & Dance Camps, we offer major discounts for children and young adults and have established a Youth Scholarship Fund. Anyone age 25 or younger can apply by filling out our Youth Scholarship Application.


Work Exchange

A limited number of work exchange positions are available to partially defray the cost of the camp. A list of available positions can be found here.

Indicate your first three choices of positions during online registration and make a deposit of $150 or more to hold your registration.

Contact us by phone (845) 246-2121, or email office@ashokan.org for details.


Registration

Registration will once again be available online. Watch for our announcements on facebook (see below).

Please do not call to register or mail a payment before registering online.

Would you like to be notified about upcoming Ashokan Music & Dance Camp events and announcements regarding camp registration dates? Sign up to receive our emails!

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Stay in the loop!

Like our Facebook page to stay in touch.

Once you’re registered for camp, be sure to join the Ashokan Southern Week Facebook group to stay in the loop.