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This camp took place Sunday, June 25–Saturday, July 1, 2017
Swing, Jazz, Country and Western-Swing music and dance
Dance: Lindy and West Coast swing, Two step, waltz and other C&W dances, squares & contras, dance parties and more.
Music: Fiddle, mandolin, guitar, steel guitar, piano, vocal technique, harmony singing, swing and country band clinics, improvisation, music theory, jam sessions, song swaps, and more.
Swing Dance Party & BBQ: Saturday, June 24 before camp (details).
Open to Western+Swing 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 when registering for camp or purchase à la carte dance and BBQ tickets if you’re not coming to Western+Swing Week.
Squares and contras
Country and rockabilly
Lap Steel Guitar (Pedal Steel, too!)
Swing and Jazz
IMPROV & MUSIC THEORY
DRUMS & PERCUSSION
People’s Swing Band
The Sweetback Sisters
Stephane & Django Band
More to come!
You may also want to view the schedule, photos and staff from Western+Swing Week Camp 2016
Tuition and Meals
Tuition for the 2017 camp includes all meals*, classes and activities. Work exchange positions and youth scholarships are available.
Youth Ages 13-25 $615
Children Ages 5-12 $500
Under 5 FREE
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.
* June 24 Pre-Camp Swing Dance & BBQ and June 25 Pre-Camp Brunch are available as add-ons during online registration.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Registration for the next Western + Swing Week will once again be available online. Watch for our announcements on facebook (see below).
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