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.
All 2020 Music & Dance Camps took place online. Click below to learn about our video archive.
Should conditions be safe, our dates for in-person camps & dances will be as follows.
Three days of music & dance classes, sing-alongs, jamming to ring in the New Year!
Scottish traditional music immersion weekend!
Join Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas for a rousing afternoon concert at 3pm. They’ll be joined by the Scottish String Fling campers for the finale!
A weekend gathering of Old Time Tunes and Folk Songs concentrating on learning to play and sing together. All instruments welcome!
Enjoy live music and swing dancing under our outdoor pavilion. Dance starts at 8pm, Come early for dinner at 6pm (vegan, vegetarian, and gf options available)
Swing, Jazz, Country, and Western-Swing music and dance!
Enjoy live music and contra dancing under our outdoor pavilion. Dance starts at 8pm, Come early for dinner at 6pm (vegan, vegetarian, and gf options available)
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host a fun and friendly week of Northern-influenced traditional music & dance from New England to Québéquois to their European Roots in England, France, and Sweden.
Swing, Americana, Blues, Jazz, Celtic, Pop, Folk and Country guitar!
An all-ages, hands-on experience in music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, nature, crafts and pure play! Something for the whole family.
Enjoy live music and square dancing followed by zydeco dancing under our outdoor pavilion. Dance starts at 8pm, Come early for dinner at 6pm (vegan, vegetarian, and gf options available)