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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. 

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.

New Year's Camp 2021
12/29/2020
01/01/2021

New Year’s Camp 2021

Three days of music & dance classes, sing-alongs, jamming to ring in the New Year!

Old Time Rollick
04/23/2021
04/25/2021

Old Time Rollick

Old-time music immersion weekend!

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas’ Scottish String Fling 2021
04/30/2021
05/02/2021

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas’ Scottish String Fling 2021

Scottish traditional music immersion weekend!

Scottish Concert
05/02/2021

Scottish Concert

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!

Autoharps & Dulcimers II 2021
05/14/2021
05/16/2021

Autoharps & Dulcimers II 2021

A weekend gathering of Old Time Tunes and Folk Songs concentrating on learning to play and sing together. All instruments welcome!

Uke Fest 2021
05/28/2021
05/31/2021

Uke Fest 2021

A musical weekend retreat for all things ukulele!

Uke Concert
05/29/2021

Uke Concert

Our annual public Ukulele All-Star concert featuring Uke Fest staff, tba.

Swing Dance 2021
06/26/2021

Swing Dance 2021

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)

Western & Swing Week 2021
06/27/2021
07/03/2021

Western & Swing Week 2021

Swing, Jazz, Country, and Western-Swing music and dance!

Contra Dance 2021
07/17/2021

Contra Dance 2021

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)

Northern Week 2021
07/18/2021
07/24/2021

Northern Week 2021

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.

Acoustic Guitar Camp 2021
07/26/2021
07/30/2021

Acoustic Guitar Camp 2021

Swing, Americana, Blues, Jazz, Celtic, Pop, Folk and Country guitar!

Family Camp 2021
08/02/2021
08/06/2021

Family Camp 2021

An all-ages, hands-on experience in music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, nature, crafts and pure play! Something for the whole family.

Bluegrass Camp 2021
08/09/2021
08/13/2021

Bluegrass Camp 2021

Bluegrass intensive!

Zydeco & Square Dance 2021
08/14/2021

Zydeco & Square Dance 2021

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)

Southern Week 2021
08/15/2021
08/21/2021

Southern Week 2021

Appalachian, Old Time, Cajun and Zydeco music and dance!

More music and dancing!

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

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