The 2018 Schedule is in the making
This is last years schedule for an example of things to come:
Labor Day Dance Away September 1 – 4, 2017
WORKSHOP & DANCE DESCRIPTIONS
ATTENTION CALLERS and Want-To-Be Callers! Special this year ~ this weekend will feature:
Steps to Writing a Dance – led by Bob Isaacs
From getting an idea to timing and flow to teaching points and music, we’ll go over all the steps choreographers use to make a good dance fun. Designed for callers whether or not they intend to write dances, and anyone else interested in how modern dances are created.
Callers Workshop (Intermediate/Advanced) – led by Bob Isaacs
For those with some calling experience who want to expand their calling, teaching, and programming skills. This workshop can be tailored to the needs of the audience, and can range from one session to several. A manual covering all calling topics and a basic repertoire is included
Callers Roundtable – led by Lynn Ackerson
Writing and calling contra medleys
Callers Workshop (Introductory) – led by Lynn Ackerson
Have you always wanted to give calling a try, or just want to understand how it works? We'll go over the basics of calling a dance and give you a chance to do it.
* * * RAFFLE ~ New this year! * * *
The LDDA Raffle will help raise money to support this wonderful dance weekend.
Popular raffle items include handicrafts or artwork, musical instruments, jewelry, dance shoes and accessories, new CD's, homemade foodstuff, gift baskets, outdoor gear, tools, etc.
We need YOUR help to make it a success. Please think about what you might have that others may want to win.
If you have questions or plan to bring a raffle item, please contact raffle organizer Guy Van Meulebrouck at firstname.lastname@example.org or (661) 414-3426.
* * * OTHER WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES * * *
CAMPER BAND & MONDAY MORNING WALTZ SESSION led by Jerry Wheeler
Instruments & Music ~ Bring your instruments for jamming ~ there will be plenty of opportunity throughout the day and night.
Our LDDA musical tradition includes a session of waltzing with music provided by an all-camper band. We schedule a time each day to rehearse a set of dances. Some music is provided but if you have a favorite waltz or two, please bring copies to share. If you just play ear, that’s OK, too! And remember to pack your music stands! For any questions, contact Jerry at email@example.com.
DANCE PRODUCERS’ ROUNDTABLE led by Carl Morgan
For anyone interested in discussing topics related to dance production. Bring your ideas/questions.
SHIMMY WORKSHOP with Dawit Tegegne
A brief introduction to learn how to put a shimmy in your dance!
SING-ALONGS with Wayman Lombard
Wayman has given concerts and led sing-alongs for years. He sings and plays songs that most people know so bring your requests!
UKULELE WORKSHOPS with Jacqui Grennan http://www.jacquigrennan.com/ukulele/
* Bring an ukulele if you have one or can borrow one (a couple will be available to borrow). A tuner and music stands are helpful but not necessary.
Beginning Ukulele Workshop #1 – Teaching the fundamentals of ukulele including basic chords and strumming techniques. You'll be singing tunes within minutes from the start of the workshop.
Beginning Ukulele Workshop #2 – Expanding on the fundamentals of ukulele to teach beyond-the-basics chords and alternative strumming techniques.
WALTZ WORKSHOP with Margaret Pigman
Variations ~ Ever wanted to add flourishes to your waltzes? Come to this session to learn and practice ways of varying your waltzing. We'll touch briefly on the basics and then move on to embellishments.
WATERCOLOR PAINTING WORKSHOPS with Maggie McGall http://maggiesart.com/
Come and create something artistic! Our class will provide basic watercolor and acrylic materials plus instruction for complete novices as well as creative space for experienced artists. Basic supplies provided for $10 (our cost for two classes – paid to Maggie at camp) or bring your own. For questions or a list of supplies if bringing your own, contact Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOLF EDUCATION PROJECT & TALK with Camp Staff http://wolfeducationproject.org/
Why are there wolves here at camp? How long have they been here? Were they ever wild? What do they eat, and when? Why do they howl? Visit the wolf enclosure.
Learn the answers to these and other questions at the wolf talks!
YOGA SESSIONS with Sarah Little
Rejuvenate with morning and afternoon sessions specially designed for dancers!
* * * CONTRA DANCE DESCRIPTIONS * * *
Be a Better Neighbor – teaches dancers where and how in the dance to look for signals so they can adjust to each neighbor they meet, making every trip through a set more satisfying.
Best of the last 35 Years – based on discussions with longtime callers and dancers, contras that have passed the test of time. Classic contras that we still love dancing.
Beyond Improper Contras – no "hands four and the ones cross over". Indecent, becket, double becket, and other starting formations.
Fill-in-the-Blank Contras – dances that at some point give dancers a choice in how they are danced. Some will make them think, some will make them talk to each other, some will make them laugh.
No-Walk-Through Contras – we don't need no stinking walk-throughs. Let's just dance!
Unusual Progressions – dances with progressions we don't do very often.
Wacky Contras – brighten your day with light-hearted contras that are will sure to bring a smile. Bring your funny bone!