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Western & Swing Week Online

THE ONLINE CAMP EXPERIENCE is live and interactive via Zoom and archived for a full year, so you can take classes again, or catch anything missed!

THE ONSITE CAMP EXPERIENCE is limited to just 12 students with social-distancing and face-coverings required. Stay in a comfy, sanitized private room. Lodging rates include all meals for two, so consider bringing friends or family for a Catskills getaway and a chance to hike Ashokan’s beautiful trails, or visit nearby attractions.

Registration is $100 (sliding scale) and includes 1 year access to all archived videos from the event • For registration assistance call 845-657-8333 x28

Use the promo code harvesthome to book lodging • Rates are $324-$540 double occupancy for the weekend • For lodging assistance call 845-657-8333 x30

Details:

ANDY STACK
Swing Rhythm Guitar, Swing Like Charlie Christian

CINDY OVERSTREET & STEVE RYAN
West Coast Swing Dance I & II

DANNY TOBIAS
Make Your Solos Swing

DAVE DAVIES & HARRY ACETO
Swing Sing/Play/Dance-along

ETHAN SETIAWAN
Mandolin I & II

JASON ANICK
Swing Fiddle I & II

JAY UNGAR & MOLLY MASON
Learn A Waltz

JOHN KRUMM & TOM KRUMM
Slow Jam

JUNIOR DAUGHERTY w/SEAN PYRTLE
Country Sing & Jam-Along

KATIE MARTUCCI
Vocal Swing Harmony + Techniques

KEVIN WIMMER & TOM MITCHELL
Riffin' Together

LARRY BAIONE
Swing guitar I and II

LAUREL MASSE
A Voice to Sing With, a Story to Tell

MICHAEL SANSONIA
Swing Sing/Play/Dance-along​

PAUL ANASTASIO
Western & Swing Fiddle, Mexican Music

PAULA BRADLEY & YVETTE LANDRY
Honky Tonk & Country Sing/Play/Dance-alongs

PETER DAVIS
Fun With Chord Progressions

ROB STEIN
Lap Steel

RUSSELL STERNGLASS & BILLY LANG
Percussion Workshop

SAMANTHA & BRIAN LAWTON
Dance the Charleston, Solo Jazz Dance

VINNIE MARTUCCI
Let's Re-Compose, Not Decompose

Matt Glaser will host a “listening lunch” on Thursdayj, and Jay Peterson will share special online radio stream throughout the week just for W&S Campers Downeast By Southwest: A brief look at the roots and branches of Western Swing.

All times EDT New York, USA

Monday June 29 2020

GARDEN ROOM DISCOVERY ROOM
5-6pm Welcome Gathering Everyone is invited to say hello and check in to make sure their technology is working nicely. Friendly Zoom tech support will be available. This will not be live-streamed or archived.
6-7pm Meet the Teachers!
Our great teaching staff will introduce themselves and share a sampling of what they’ll be teaching at camp.
7-8pm Welcome Jam Sing, play, and dance along at home!

Tuesday June 30, 2020

GARDEN ROOM DISCOVERY ROOM
10:00-11:00am Fun With Chord Progressions, Part One (All Levels) with Peter 10:00-11:00am Country Singalong/Jamalong with Yvette & Paula
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Hang
Let’s enjoy a bit of selective un-muting, unwind, and get to know each other.
1:00-2:00pm Swing Mandolin (all levels) with Ethan 1:00-2:00pm Western Swing Fiddle (Int-Adv) with Paul & Yvette
3:00-4:00pm Intro to Swing Guitar with Larry 3:00-4:00pm Learn a Western Waltz for All Instruments with Jay & Molly
All instruments and levels welcome.
7-8:30pm Country Sing/Jam with Junior & Sean, Yvette
Sing, play, and dance along!
7-8:30pm Swing Sing/Jam with Michael
Sing, play, and dance along!

Wednesday July 1, 2020

GARDEN ROOM DISCOVERY ROOM
10:00-11:00am Fun with Chord Progressions with Peter 10:00-11:00am Western Swing, Steel Guitar, and the Blues with Rob
The class will be taught on the lap steel guitar, using the C6 tuning (other 6th-based tunings OK.) For players of varying levels with a focus on the steel guitar's bluesy sound, and how that works in Western Swing and country music.
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Hang
Let’s enjoy a bit of selective un-muting, unwind, and get to know each other.
11:30am-12:30pm Slow Jam Singalong with the Krumm Family
1:00-2:00pm Intro to Swing Fiddle with Jason 1:00-2:00pm Intro to West Coast Swing Dance with Cindy & Steve
Take alone or with a partner, learn the fundamental moves and footwork. This versatile dance style works with music ranging from country western, R&B, blues, pop and rap!
3:00-4:00pm Swing Guitar (Int-Adv) with Larry 3:00-4:00pm West Coast Dance Cool Moves & Fancy Footwork with Cindy & Steve
Alone or with a partner, learn moves and footwork patterns that add musicality and complexity. 3 sequences will be taught getting progressively more difficult: beginner, intermediate and advanced!
7-8:30pm Honky Tonk Sing/Jam with Yvette & Paula
Sing, play, and dance along!
7-8:30pm Swing Sing/Jam with Kevin, Tom, Dave & Harry
Sing, play, and dance along!

Thursday July 2, 2020

GARDEN ROOM DISCOVERY ROOM
10:00-11:00am Make Your Solos Swing with Danny 10:00-11:00am Vocal Swing Harmony + Techniques with Katie
11:30am-12:30pm Listening Lunch
Listen to Louis, Billie, and Lester with guest host Matt Glaser!
1:00-2:00pm The Mandolin of Tiny Moore (Int-Adv) with Ethan
1:00-2:00pm Mexican Music - All Instruments with Paul
3:00-4:00pm Swing Fiddle (Int-Adv) with Jason 3:00-4:00pm Percussion Fun with Billy & Russ
7-8:30pm Cabaret Night (Staff Concert)
sign-up available to registrants

Friday July 3, 2020

GARDEN ROOM DISCOVERY ROOM
10:00-11:00am Dance the Charleston with Samantha & Brian 10:00-11:00am A Voice to Sing With, a Story to Tell with Laurel
Finding and singing the story in the song.
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Hang
Let’s enjoy a bit of selective un-muting, unwind, and get to know each other.
11:30am-12:30pm Slow Jam Singalong with the Krumm Family
1:00-2:00pm Riffin' Together (Part 1) with Kevin & Tom
Learn a string arrangement of "Till Tom Special" for melody and chord players.
1:00-2:00pm Let's Recompose, not Decompose (Part 1) with Vinnie
Explore how a great song is constructed, and learn techniques and tools to write your own.
3:00-4:00pm Swing Rhythm Guitar with Andy
Learn to accompany yourself or a friend with a simple, but super effective 3-note guitar chord style! Once you have it down, it can be applied to any tune, and embellished till your heart’s content.
3:00-4:00pm Vocal Swing Harmony + Techniques with Katie
7-8:30pm Country Jam with Junior & Sean, Paula
Sing, play, and dance along!
7-8:30pm Swing Sing/Jam with Peter, Dave, & Harry
Sing, play, and dance along!

Saturday July, 4 2020

GARDEN ROOM DISCOVERY ROOM
10:00-11:00am Solo Jazz Dance with Samantha & Brian 10:00-11:00am A Voice to Sing With, a Story to Tell with Laurel
Finding and singing the story in the song.
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Hang
Let’s enjoy a bit of selective un-muting, unwind, and get to know each other.
1:00-2:00pm Riffin' Together (Part 2) with Kevin & Tom
Learn a string arrangement of "Till Tom Special" for melody and chord players.
1:00-2:00pm Let's Recompose, not Decompose (Part 2) with Vinnie
Explore how a great song is constructed, and learn techniques and tools to write your own.
3:00-4:00pm Learn a Western Waltz (Part 2) with Jay & Molly
All instruments and levels welcome.
3:00-4:00pm Swing Like Charlie Christian with Andy
Charlie Christian was an electric guitar pioneer, had a singular voice as a soloist, and helped shape the sound of swing and the beginnings of bebop. Let’s explore his signature musical devices, licks, tunes and melodies
7-8:30pm Campers Night (Open Mic)
9-10pm Joke Off Matt and Jay host a round robin joke-telling session, PG-13 at first then PG-63?

Sunday July, 5 2020

GARDEN ROOM DISCOVERY ROOM
10:00-11:30am Farewell Sing/Jam Sing, play, and dance along one more time!
 

The Ashokan Center builds community through shared experiences in nature, history, music and art. For 40 years we have hosted traditional Music & Dance Camps at our 385 nature preserve. This year we have learned how to host them online!

“Joyous and talented teachers. Feeling not only warmly welcomed, but also individually included interactively” – Amy

“The teachers were so reachable and personable. I really enjoyed the whole camp and it was so well run. I hope they will continue to have virtual camps in the future since we live so far away.” – Timothy

“Wonderfull and inspiring teachers. I appreciate that every single teacher I had came fully prepared and then some. Especially given the challenges of technology, this was extraordinary. I know that a big reason that things worked so smoothly was due to the facilitators really having the acts together. Huge kudos to the behind -the- scenes worker bees. Thank you Ashokan folks, you will definitely see me and mine again some day. Hugs , real ones, Yes, the kind that lasts that extra little bit” – Donna

“You all have perfected this format and created a rich and connected experience that I didn’t think possible online. Other groups should be taking lessons from you all on how to do this well.” – anonymous

Come join the Ashokan family to celebrate, learn, connect, deepen your music, make new friends, and brighten your day. Our events are open to all folks, all ages and all orientations. 

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