Pinewoods English-Scottish-Contra Sessions

ESC: July 6-10, 2020

Sadly, our Pinewoods 2020 sessions have had to be cancelled. People who had registered for the sessions will be contacted by email. If you have questions, please contact the chairs, Daniel Potter (302-528-4299), April Birnie (609-651-0746), and Kat Dutton (443-468-9296). And stay tuned for plans for 2021.

The remainder of this page contains the information from the planned 2020 sessions.

ESC Week 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, ESC offers a unique and satisfying mix of music and dance in daily classes and mixed evening programs.

In 2020, ESC returns with an exciting line up of dance, music, and other fun! This year's staff includes: Teachers: Jenny Beer (English), Marc Hartstein (Scottish), Luke Donforth (Contra), Nancy Barbour (Rapper), Ben Moss (Morris); Musicians: Peter Macfarlane, Catherine Miller, Adam Oleksa, Julie Vallimont, Kristen Planeaux, Dave Wiesler, Christopher Jacoby, Dan Emery

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


ESC 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 (302-528-4299), April Birnie (609-651-0746), and Kat Dutton (443-468-9296) OR check the registration page: ESC 2020 Registration .