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Music & Dance Camps

Since 1980 our camps have been a destination and a home-away-from-home for music and dance enthusiasts of all ages who are eager to delve deeper into tradition and self expression. Whether you are a beginner, a professional, or somewhere in between, Ashokan is a place to leave the cares of the world behind, expand your abilities, sing, dance, and play with new friends! Open to all folks, all ages, all orientations. Work exchange, youth discounts and scholarships are available. Click each camp to see staff, schedule, tuition, lodging, and more. 

Musical weeks or weekends on site?

In July & August we are working to develop a few relaxing weeks or weekends for adults and families with private lodging, camping, outdoor dining, jamming, hiking, and a some concerts or classes. In the meantime, we have launched the following Online Weekend Music Camps in May & June:

Autoharps & Dulcimers Cyber Gathering 2021
05/14/2021
05/16/2021

Autoharps & Dulcimers Cyber Gathering 2021

Whether you are a seasoned player, you love sing-alongs, or have always wanted to learn your first folk instrument, this camp is for you! Instruction will encompass all ability levels, and all instruments are welcome.

Online Old Time Rollick 2021
05/21/2021
05/23/2021

Online Old Time Rollick 2021

We can’t get together in person but this is the next best thing – an online weekend of workshops and concerts!

Ukes In Space 2021
05/28/2021
05/30/2021

Ukes In Space 2021

Tune up and tune in! An opportunity for interplanetary uke pickers to unite. Join the world-renowned staff for workshops galore, all from your very own mothership.

Bluegrass Weekend Online 2021
06/04/2021
06/06/2021

Bluegrass Weekend Online 2021

Tony Watt hosts an online deep-dive into Bluegrass, with instrument-specific instruction, singing classes, electives, and jamming along with pickers from around the world! Don’t miss this chance to learn from and jam with some of the best musicians and teachers in bluegrass music.

Western & Swing Weekend Online 2021
06/11/2021
06/13/2021

Western & Swing Weekend Online 2021

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host a fun and friendly online weekend of vintage Jazz, Swing, Western-Swing, Country, and everything in between.

Northern Weekend Online 2021
06/18/2021
06/20/2021

Northern Weekend Online 2021

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host a fun and friendly weekend of Northern-influenced traditional music & dance from New England to Québéquois to their European Roots in England, France, and Sweden.

Southern Weekend Online 2021
06/25/2021
06/27/2021

Southern Weekend Online 2021

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host a fun and friendly online weekend of Southern traditional music from the Bayou to the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond.

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Contact our Music & Dance Camp staff at 845-246-2121 or camps@ashokancenter.org

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