June 26-July 2, 2016
Western+Swing Week


Western + Swing Week photos by Stewart Dean View more on Flickr

Western+Swing Week
Sunday, June 26-Saturday, July 2, 2016

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 before camp, June 25 (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 here if you’re not coming to Western+Swing Week.



2016 Staff

left-thing BANDS right-thing


left-thing DANCE right-thing

John Krumm

Photo by Stewart Dean

John Krumm
Squares and contras

Photographer: Rick Lightbody

Photo by Rick Lightbody

Cindy Overstreet
Steve Ryan

Swing, Country Western, blues
and a taste of Salsa

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Erin Morris & Danny Beyrer
Swing Dance


left-thing FIDDLE right-thing

Junior Daugherty

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Junior Daugherty
Country and western swing

emily miller

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Emily Miller
Country and western swing

evan price

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Evan Price
Swing Fiddle

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Ben Sanders
Country, swing

Jay Ungar

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Jay Ungar
Waltzes, swing


left-thing GUITAR right-thing

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Larry Baione
Jazz and swing

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Ryan Hommel
Country and rockabilly

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Molly Mason
Swing basics

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Tom Mitchell
Jazz, swing and
Stephane & Django class


left-thing MANDOLIN right-thing


left-thing SINGING right-thing

Zara Bode

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Zara Bode
Vocal technique, harmony and vintage country

Laurel Masse

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Laurel Massé
Swing and jazz singing, singer’s safety net

Emily Miller

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Emily Miller
Vocal harmony, vintage country


left-thing PIANO right-thing

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Vinnie Martucci


left-thing UKULELE right-thing

Robbert VanRenesse

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Robbert Van Renesse
Ukulele and ukestra


left-thing IMPROV & MUSIC THEORY right-thing

Photo by I, Infrogmation

Peter Ecklund


left-thing BASS right-thing

Harry Aceto

Photo by Chad Lieberman

Harry Aceto

Colin McCaffrey

Photo by Will Forest

Colin McCaffrey


left-thing DRUMS right-thing

billy lang

courtesy Dixie Doughboys

Billy Lang


left-thing BAND CLINICS right-thing

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Dave Davies
Jug Band

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Barry Mitterhoff
Mando Band

Photo by I, Infrogmation

Peter Ecklund
People’s Swing Band

Evan Price and Tom Mitchell

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Evan Price and Tom Mitchell
Stephane & Django Band

sweetback sisters

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The Sweetback Sisters
Rockabilly Band

More to come!



Schedule

While the schedule for Western+Swing Week 2016 is in development, you may view the camp materials from last year:

2015 Western+Swing Week Camp Schedule (Archive)


Tuition and Meals

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

Adults  $775
Youth Ages 13-25  $575
Children Ages 5-12  $475
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 25 Pre-camp Swing Dance/BBQ/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

Register for Western+Swing Week Camp Now!

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

If you prefer to pay by check, or with a credit card by phone, you may select that option when you register.

You can pay in full now, or hold your spot with a deposit of $150 for each attendee until six weeks before camp begins, when full payment is due. If you are applying for a work exchange position, a deposit of $150 is still required.

To register for the Pre-Camp BBQ and Dance only, click here.


 

Stay in the loop!

Like our Facebook page to stay in touch.

Once you’re registered for camp, be sure to join the Western & Swing Facebook group to stay in the loop.