CAMP STURTEVANT CONTRA DANCE WEEKEND
Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29, 2017
The Most Unique Camp in the Angeles National Forest.
Historic Sturtevant Camp, was established in 1893. It is the only camp from the Great Hiking Era which is still in operation in southern California's San Gabriel Mountains. Surrounded by the largest virgin stand of Big Cone Spruce trees in the United States, Sturtevant's canyon setting provides a unique opportunity to experience the wilderness.
Sturtevant Camp is located in the beautiful Big Santa Anita Canyon above the communities of Sierra Madre and Arcadia in southern California. This is roadless country and requires the visitor to travel by foot through a great variety of vegetation indigenous to southern California. Check out the menu items on the left for all the details.
This years Tallent includes:
Susan Petrick Calling
With the band Playing with Fyre
(George Paul and Rob Zizette)
Susan Petrick grew up in New England, and has been enjoying contra and square dancing for many years. Her dance enthusiasms also include couple dancing and Scottish and English Country dancing. Susan started teaching and calling for contra dances in 2000. She also teaches couple dances, including waltz, cross-step waltz, and hambo. When she is not touring throughout the country calling for dance weekends and festivals, Susan lives in Redwood City, CA, and is a cognitive psychologist who manages a group of user experience researchers at Google.
Rob Zisette, fiddle and George Paul, piano met on stage at the Floyd contra dance about 2 years ago. They had never met before but within 2 mins of playing for the sound check, they knew it was going to be a special night and the chemistry was palpable. They bonded magically through the music and gave the dancers an incredible night to remember. Their second gig was in Jonesborough, TN and the same kind of synchronicity happened. Rob’s fiery fiddle playing and George’s funky, bluesy piano create an ambience of dance seldom experienced. They have rocked it out at River Falls, The Old Farmers Ball, the Grey Eagle, Atlanta, etc. Last year they played in the New Year at the Old Farmers Ball in a fun Luau setting.