Pinewoods English-Scottish-Contra Sessions

ESC: July 1-5, 2024

ESC 2023 has happened! Save the dates for 2024!
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The following information is from ESC 2023.

ESC: July 3-7, 2023

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. To get a sense of the programs, we invite you to view the schedule and class descriptions from 2022.

In 2023, ESCape returns with an exciting lineup of dance, music, and other fun! This year's staff includes the following wonderful people:

Teachers: Margaret Bary (English), Arthur McNair (Scottish), Mary Wesley (Contra), Gillian Stewart (Longsword), Kat Dutton (Intro Scottish and Change Ringing), and more!

Musicians: Adam Oleksa, Dan Emery, Karen Axelrod, Dave Wiesler, Catherine Miller, Black River Ironworks (Michael Freeman, Corey Walters, and Jonah Sidman), and more!

We are proud to continue to teach and call English, Scottish, and Contra dancing at ESCape using gender-free terminology.

Session Rates:
$415 for CDS-Boston/RSCDS members
$425 for non-members
$315 for campers ages 13-25

Scholarships are available! See the registration form for more details.

Only fully vaccinated individuals (campers and staff) will be able to attend ESCape 2023. Fully vaccinated means that the individual has received at least one booster, if eligible. Additional COVID precautions to come.

ESCape is open to 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 committee, Daniel Potter, April Birnie, Connie Kent, Kate Fais, and Laurie Tupper, at OR check the registration page: ESC 2023 Registration .