Pinewoods English-Scottish-Contra Sessions

ESC: July 4-8, 2022

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The following is the information from the 2021 event.

ESC: July 5-9, 2021

ESCape is the place to be! We bring you the best of English Country, Scottish Country, and Contra dancing—and much more. Come enjoy your favorite traditions while perhaps sampling something new in a fun and friendly session. From the energetic to the elegant, ESCape offers a unique and satisfying mix of music and dance in daily classes and mixed evening programs.

In 2021, ESCape returns with an exciting lineup of dance, music, and other fun! This year's staff includes: Teachers: Jenny Beer (English), Marc Hartstein (Scottish), Maia McCormick (Contra), Nancy Barbour (Ritual); Musicians: Peter Macfarlane, Adam Oleksa, Kristen Planeaux, Dan Emery, lydia ievins, Beth Murray, Terry Traub, and more!

English, Scottish, and Contra dancing at ESCape will be taught and called using gender-free terminology.

Session Rates:
$380 for CDS-Boston/RSCDS (any branch) members
$390 for non-members
$285 for campers ages 13-25

ESCape is open to vaccinated campers aged 13 and up, and is a rare opportunity to bring together dance communities in one magical setting—who knows what surprises you’ll find! So ESCape to the Cape this summer for the English Scottish Contra ESCperience!

For more information, contact the chairs, Daniel Potter, April Birnie, and Kat Dutton at OR check the registration page: ESC 2021 Registration.