The Dancing Bears Workshop Page

This last January, the Dancing Bears presented the "Deep Freeze" dance camp.
I am leaving this page and links up as a preview for those considering
hosting future workshops.


Dancing Bears' January 2010 Dance "Camp"

Contra Dancing and so much more, in town! Guest caller Mike Richardson from Seattle and guest musicians "Wild Hair!" from Portland will be with us Friday January 8 through Sunday January 10 for a fabulous weekend of contra and square dances and music, caller and dance workshops, all held at the Square & Round Dance Center on Government Hill.

The weekend will include progressive instruction for contra dancing designed to teach total beginners the basics and beyond. Advanced contra dancers will find new challenges as well! There will also be workshops for the musicians in our community with fiddler Betsy Branch, pianist Mark Douglass, and guitarist Jeff Kerssen-Griep (Wild Hair!). Folks who are interested in calling contra dances can learn that as well! Additionally, we'll be introducing "techno contra" to the Dancing Bears, a new scene that has been popping up all over the country.

Invite friends and come join us for a mid-winter weekend of dancing and fun!

Here are links to download and print the registration form; follow the instructions. A description of each event. And a "cool" Freeze Camp flyer.

The entire weekend of dances and workshops will be held at the Square & Round Dance Center at 432 E. Harvard on Government Hill. Please bring CLEAN comfortable shoes to dance in, and a personal water bottle. Be sure to come EARLY, especially if you need to register.

Date Event Time
January 8th.
Welcome Dance. 7:30 pm-
January 9th.
Beginning Contra Dance Workshop 9:00 am-
Saturday “Enhance Your Dance” - Intermediate Contra Dance Workshop. 10:45-
12:15 pm
Saturday “Hip to be Square”. 1:00-
Saturday “Magical Moments” – Advanced Contra Dance Workshop. 2:45-
Saturday Beginning Waltz Lesson. 6:30-
Saturday CONTRA DANCE 7:30-
January 10th
Caller Workshop. 9:30 am-
Sunday Music Workshop(s). 9:30 am-
Sunday Combined Caller and Musicians Workshop. 11:00-
12:30 pm
Sunday Hambo Dance Workshop. 11:00-
12:30 pm
Sunday Unusual Formations Workshop. 1:30-
Sunday Techno Contra Workshop and Dance. 3:30-

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