Music & Dance Camps
“It’s about sharing the joy!”
When you first experienced traditional music & dance, did a magical sensation spark inside you? At Ashokan you can re-connect to that excitement and develop the skills to re-create that sound, feel, and motion!
Sing, dance, jam with new friends, and leave the cares of the world behind.
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps take place in a beautiful natural setting with flexible pricing that includes camping and meals. Private rooms and bunks are also available on site. Families and folks of all ages are welcome. Campers under 18 must attend with a parent or guardian.
Weather permitting, all classes will be held in outdoor covered areas, with indoor & outdoor seating for meals. Attendance will be limited to allow for greater personal space. Read our Covid Safety Protocol.
2023 Music & Dance Camps:
May 12, 2023 - May 14, 2023
World-class Scottish traditional musicians and teachers, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, welcome intermediate and advanced string players for a fantastic learning experience that’s tremendous fun for all. If you can’t make the weekend, be sure to tune in for this concert.
May 19, 2023 - May 21, 2023
Emily Schaad hosts this rollicking weekend for musicians and dancers of all levels. Deepen your playing, build your repertoire, make new friends, and jam until the wee hours.
May 26, 2023 - May 29, 2023
Expand your skills and thrive in the aloha spirit of the ukulele at the Ashokan Uke Fest with host Ben Hassenger and his amazing teaching staff! You’ll meet new people, learn new techniques and styles, and gain confidence as a player.
June 25, 2023 - July 01, 2023
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host this full week of Vintage Jazz, Swing, Western-Swing, and Classic Country music and dancing. Can't spend the week - or feel like coming one night early? Join us for a BBQ and Dance Sat, June 24, 2023 starting at 6pm.
July 16, 2023 - July 22, 2023
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host a fun and friendly full-week of traditional music & dance from New England, Québec, England, Sweden, and France. Beginners welcome!
July 24, 2023 - July 28, 2023
Ashokan Acoustic Guitar Camp offers guitarists of all levels an opportunity for real immersion and growth in a friendly environment where people can sing, jam and share valuable musical knowledge.
July 31, 2023 - August 04, 2023
Kimber Ludiker hosts a week of bluegrass instruction and jamming for guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass, vocals and songwriting. Learn from inspirational teachers hand-picked to cultivate a magical environment after a long few years of not being able to learn in person!
August 07, 2023 - August 11, 2023
Don’t let the summertime fly by without some quality JOY with your kids or grandkids. Ashokan Family Camp is a laid-back, cross-generational escape into nature, music, arts, crafts, and interactive fun & games! From babies to teens and parents to grandparents, you’ll leave with hearts full of music and family memories to last a lifetime.
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