Dance Camps and Weekends

These camps start on Friday evening and run through Sunday afternoon. There are many Contra Dance sessions, some English Country Dance sessions or other forms of dancing, and various special workshops run by the staff and campers.  Housing in dorms, meals, and snack foods are provided. All dancing is gender free: no gender terms used in teaching and calling and people are free to dance either role; Larks and Ravens are the terns used at these camps. Experienced dancers and beginners are welcome. Button making, enjoying the surroundings, and socializing are all part of the experience. People of any gender identity and sexual orientation are welcome.

San Francisco Bay Queer Dance Camp
April 12-14, 2019
Monte Toyon, Aptos, CA

Music by Countercurrent and Toss the Possum; Contras called by Alexandra Deis-Lauby and Yoyo Zhou

LCFD Spring Dance Camp
May 3-5, 2019
YMCA Camp Woodstock, Woodstock, CT

Music by Eric Boodman, Julie Vallimont, and Benjamin Foss 
Contras called by Alexandra Deis-Lauby
English called by Graham Christian

LCFD Fall Dance Camp  - 30th Anniversary
October 18-20, 2019
Chimney Corners Camp, Becket, MA

Contras called by Bob Issacs
English called by Tom Amessé

Music by The Turning Stile 
Joanne Garton (fiddle), Aaron Marcus (piano, concertina, foot percussion, banjo), and Alex Kehler (fiddle, nyckelharpa, låtmandola))