Music & Dance Camps
Thank you to everyone who attended our in-person and virtual Music & Dance Events and Gatherings in 2021. We hope you can join us on site at the Ashokan Center next year, where you can sing, dance, jam with new friends, and leave the cares of the world behind.
Since 1980 Ashokan has been a destination and a home-away-from-home for music and dance enthusiasts of all ages eager to delve deeper into traditions and self expression. Whether you are a beginner, a professional, or somewhere in between, Ashokan’s Online Music & Dance Camps can help you expand your skills and knowledge.
Subscribe to the Ashokan Archive and view over 300 video lessons and workshops from our 2020 and 2021. You’ll discover a world of fun, accessible workshops for ukulele, guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, accordion, piano, bass, and harmony singing, with fantastic teachers.
At this time we have no camps in registration mode but we invite you to peruse our upcoming Catskill Conversations series, Sunday lectures on nature, history, music, and art!
Andrew Faust of the Center for Bioregional Living in Ellenville, NY will share an inspiring vision for greater food and energy resilience in our region with an eye toward solving issues of climate, health, and distribution.
Celebrate Jay Ungar’s 75th birthday with a virtual tour through his life’s twists and turns: a Bronx youth, becoming a musician and event organizer, early days at Ashokan, composing “Ashokan Farewell”, and more. 2pm (virtual)
Vassar professor April Beisaw will reveal archaeology of communities displaced in the creation of the Ashokan Reservoir including many woman-owned businesses that once thrived along the Ulster & Delaware Railroad in the Town of Olive.