2017 LCFD Spring Dance Camp Schedule
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TimeSessionDescriptionLocationCaller / LeaderNotes
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Friday
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3:00 PM5:00 PMSET UP CAMP (Registration)RegistrarDining HallCAMP COMMITTEE
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SET UP CAMP (Sound)Musicians and Sound TechnicianDance HallCAMP COMMITTEE
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SET UP CAMP (Snack & Button Rooms)Camp CommitteeBoat HouseCAMP COMMITTEE
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5:00 PM7:00 PMREGISTRATIONDining HallLisa Lackey
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5:30 PM7:00 PMDINNERDining Hall
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6:30 PM7:30 PMMEETING
Work Exchange
Dance Hall (Back Room)Judy Hawkins
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6:30 PM7:00 PMMEETING
Callers and Musicians
Dance Hall Jim Babcock
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7:00 PM7:30 PMSOUND CHECKDance Hall Arthur Prokosch
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7:15 PM11:00 PMREGISTRATION continuesDance Hall Lisa Lackey
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7:30 PM8:00 PMOpening Welcome ActivitiesDance Hall Chris RicciottiGames / Ice Breakers / Opening Dance Mixer
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8:00 PM11:00 PM"Welcome Dance Party"Dance Hall Linda Leslie & Chris RicciottiLive Music (Amy, Max, & Jacqueline)
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11:00 PM???Request Dances &
Other Activities
Dance Hall Camper Led
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Saturday
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8:00 AM9:00 AMBREAKFASTDining Hall
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9:00 AM10:15 AMSESSION #1A: CONTRA
"Beyond Pointing: Non-Verbal Contra Dance Cues"
Check out a variety of techniques we can use to enhance the dancing experience. AND we’ll dance some mighty fine dances, too!Dance Hall Linda LeslieLive Music (Amy, Max, & Jacqueline)
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SESSION #1B: WORKSHOP
"Navigating the Dance Floor"
We'll focus on how to take care of yourself and getting the most enjoyment while on the dance floor. We'll practice sharing weight, communication, and how to use your frame and presence as we explore moving together in contra and English country dances. A great workshop for dancers new to camp and for more experienced dancers who want to improve their dancing experience, and learn how to be a good dance ambassador to less experienced dancers.Dining HallChris RicciottiRecorded Music - this will be a workshop for newer dancers including Contras/English
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10:30 AM11:45 AMSESSION #2A: ENGLISH
Easy English "From "Playford to Playful!"
English Dancing is fun & playful! This session will be great for both people new to English and those who already love it. We'll explore dances from "Playford" to "Playful"! Great fun!Dance Hall Chris RicciottiLive or Recorded music
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SESSION #2B: WORKSHOP
"Enlightened Verbal Communication with Dance Partners"
The words we choose to use for feedback during dancing can have a powerful impact on our dance experiences. We’ll share approaches that are successful, and do it while dancing!Dining HallLinda LeslieRecorded Music
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12:00 PM12:15 PMGROUP PHOTOSmile for the camera as we gather for our GlamourShot.Chapel (see Map )Jim Babcock
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12:15 PM1:15 PMLUNCHDining Hall
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1:15 PM2:30 PMSESSION #3A: WORKSHOP
Open Mic Dance
Newer to calling and want to call for dancers? Have an instrument and want to play music together? This session combines both into a fun interactive session of music and dancing!Dining HallCamper LedLive Music - Camper Musicians
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SESSION #3B: ENGLISH
"A Wittman Sampler"
for experienced dancers
English dancing geared more for people who have some experience with English country dancing. We'll dance a variety of more challenging figures along with dances choreographed by the late Carl Wittman.Dance Hall Chris RicciottiLive Music (Jacqueline)
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UKULELE JAM SESSIONOne of my favorite things about playing with uke groups is keeping the music simple so everyone can participate, even beginners. If anyone has a song they'd like us to play, let me know and I'll see if I can find a good version of it. teryg93@gmail.comNew Yurt City (see Map)Tery GriffinSheet music available for download here
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OUTDOOR ACTIVITY
Nature Walk
A quick brisk walk around the camp grounds to burn off the calories from lunch, in anticipation of the Waltz Tea scones, as well enjoying the sights and sounds of the woods in springtime. Dining Hall (start)Joel Light
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OUTDOOR ACTIVITY
Archery
Archery (see Map)Camp Staff
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2:30 PM4:00 PMOUTDOOR ACTIVITY
Canoeing
WaterfrontCamp Staff
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2:45 PM3:45 PMWALTZ TEACome join us for home made scones and English Teas with John Burrows, and lovely Waltz music, provided by Chris Ricciotti. Always a GREAT social event!Dance Hall John Burrows & Chris Ricciotti Recorded Music
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3:45 PM5:00 PMSESSION #4: CONTRA "Contras that Challenge!"
for experienced dancers
If you love “wicked end effects”, then this session is for you! For dancers who know the all the basics, plus heys, roll aways, contra corners, and can recover easily from any lapses!Dance Hall Linda LeslieLive Music (Amy, Max, & Jacqueline)
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5:00 PM5:50 PMSESSION #5A: CONTRA
"Contra Pop!"
Bob Peterson & Chris Ricciotti team up to provide contra dances to Techno, Alternative, and Pop music. A favorite treat at camp!!Dance Hall Bob Peterson & Chris RicciottiRecorded Music
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SESSION #5B: WORKSHOP
"Paper Crafts"
We'll make something useful and ornamental out of paper, such as an origami box, or a pop-up card, or a card that has 4 distinct front sides!Dining HallDee Michel
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6:00 PM7:00 PMDINNERDining Hall
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7:00 PM7:30 PMBREAKGetting ready for Variety Show and evening costume dance party
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7:30 PM8:20 PMVARIETY SHOWSit back and prepare to be dazzled with the variety of your fellow campers' hidden superpowers – you never know what to expect!Dance Hall Adam Mathias & Jamie Dye (MCs) & Ben Sachs-Hamilton (Stage Manager)Campers can perform a skit, sing a song, read a poem, tell a story, comedy, or any other performance. Sign-up will take place during lunch Saturday at camp.
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8:20 PM8:30 PMWALTZINGWe'll have a period of waltzing while the band sets up on stage to get ready for the evening costume dance party!Dance Hall Chris RicciottiRecorded Music – While band gets set up on stage
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8:30 PM10:50 PM"Costumed Dance Party"Bring your favorite costume to wear during this costume dance! There will be a Contra Medley (4 dances, 6x through) will be called by the "Camp Callers Round Robin"Dance Hall Linda Leslie & Chris RicciottiLive Music (Amy, Max, & Jacqueline)
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9:30 PM10:30 PMSTARGAZINGBoat HouseJudy Hawkins
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10:50 PM11:00 PMClosing Circle DanceDance Hall Chris Ricciotti
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11:00 PM ???Request Dances &
Other Activities
Dance Hall Camper Led
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Sunday
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7:30 AM8:30 AMOUTDOOR ACTIVITY
Nature Walk / Birdwatching
Dining Hall (start)Joel Light & David Norton
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8:30 AM9:30 AMBREAKFASTDining Hall
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9:00 AM10:00 AMSHAPE NOTE SINGINGStart off your Sunday with some music of a different kind: hymns in four-part harmony from the early American shape note tradition. No experience necessary, just a love of singing!Dining HallMyles Louis Dakan & Ben Sachs-Hamilton
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9:30 AM10:45 AMSESSION #1: ENGLISH
"Sunday Morning English"
A long time favorite at camp! Beautiful music and lovely dancing - no better way to wake up on a beautiful spring, Sunday morning! All dancers welcome!Main HallChris RicciottiLive Music (Amy, Max, & Jacqueline) And don't forget your pearls and gloves.
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11:00 AM12:15 PMSESSION #2A: CONTRA
"How Do I Swing Thee? Let Me Count the Ways"
Swinging is one of the many great pleasures we get from contra dancing. Join in as we enjoy dances that have 1, 2, 3, even 4 swings!Dance Hall Linda LeslieLive Music (Amy, Max, & Jacqueline)
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SESSION #2B: WORKSHOP
"New England Couple Dances"
Chris will teach many of the popular couple dances that were typically danced at many of the old time New England contra & square dances. These include: Salty Dog Rag, Road to the Isles, Boston Two Step, Teton Mountain Stomp, Jiffy Mixer, Jessie Polka, Hot Pretzels, and others. Great fun, easy to do!Dining Hall Chris RicciottiRecorded Music
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12:30 PM1:30 PMLUNCHDining Hall
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LCFD ANNUAL MEETINGOur annual meeting of the membership (YOU!) where new board members are elected, general updates on finances and the workings of LCFD, and a vote on continuing use of Larks & Ravens. at future camps.Dining HallLCFD Board
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1:30 PM2:00 PMCLEAN OUT DORMSYou'll have no cares to pack up, but do make sure to take everything you brought to camp.
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2:00 PM3:30 PM"Farewell Dance Party"Join us for the last dance of the weekend and say goodbye to all the wonderful folks you've spent time with over the weekend. Linda and Chris have a fun closing program in store for you all, not to be missed!Dance Hall Linda Leslie & Chris RicciottiLive Music (Amy, Max, & Jacqueline) STARTING WITH A MEDLEY! Chris & Linda plan this closing program during the weekend, based on our sessions and interest of dancers
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3:30 PM4:00 AMBREAK DOWN CAMP
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