June Week Staff – 2018 (June 24th – 30th)
Registration opens January 1st, 2018.
Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis.
The Bands & Callers
Spin is composed of 3 incredible contra dance musicians!! Rodney Miller is such an exquisite fiddler that we can’t resist inviting him back. Check him out at www. rodneymiller.com. From a 2014 appointment as Artist Laureate in NH to “Master Fiddler” in 1983 by the National Endowment for the Arts, this guy has the depth and the breadth of a true master! Dave Bartley spins magic on the guitar, man-dolin, cittern, and more, playing music ranging from English, contras, rock-and-roll, classical and Balkan. It is difficult to count the number of bands in which he plays including Tricky Brits, Bag O’Tricks, KGB and Contra Sutra. He is also a prolific dance tune composer. Anita Anderson is an extraordinary English country and contra dance pianist, playing with Tricky Brits, Bag o’ Tricks and other Northwest bands. There will also be the opportunity to spend a week in a music workshop with these fantastic musicians.
This young, hot contra dance band from California will keep your dancing feet hoppin’ and float you to dance ecstasy! Ben Schreiber plays an amazing and varied fiddle and Michael Sokolovsky drives it all with his guitar. With an Irish and New England sound at its core, they add original dance tunes, modern twists and pop rhythms and improvi-sational flair. Their performances range from sweet and nostalgic to gritty and energetic, and their sound truly fills both the room and the hearts of dancers. A weeklong workshop awaits with these dynamic musicians.
THE CANOTE BROTHERS
Yes, our beloved and revered twins are back. They will set the irreverent tone of camp and the fun of community with Rendezvous, the camper gathering most every evening. Workshops of old time fiddle and guitar and swing tunes are on the horizon. And for more dancing frolic, they will provide some late night swing dancing and a bit of square dancing. They are impeccable musicians, reservoirs of our favorite tunes and songs and, all in all, spread mirth and the joy of song, dance and music.
GEORGE PENK & HEATHER PINNEY
Our delightful English Country Band will play for two ECD workshops during the day, one “for all” and one “advanced”, and one English musicians’ workshop. Additionally, there will be one, or two, evening ECD dances in the pavilion. George Penk’s lovely and dynamic fiddling delights all – you can lose yourself in its’ melodic prose. Heather provides lovely and lively accompaniment on the piano.
Will, returning by popular request, will be calling contras and a daytime square workshop. Will Mentor, from Northern Vermont, is known for his clear teaching, upbeat wit, and relaxed stage presence. He loves to choreograph evenings with a variety of dances and tempos that at times surprise and always delight, all the while keeping intact his guiding caller’s principle: “It’s about the dancers!”.
from Atlanta, is a well-known contra and square dance caller from coast to coast, a frequent presence at west coast dance weekends and weeks. Cis has delighted contra and square dancers since 1985 with her skilled teaching, welcoming manner, playful enthusiasm, and masterful selection of dances..
We are delighted to welcome Erik to Lady of the Lake as the English Country Dance caller, allowing us to offer an ECD program concurrent with our contra dance program. Erik is an amazingly talented guy: Accomplished ECD & contra caller, and highly skilled musician (flutist and harmonica in Joyride).
Ken Glastre, our wonderful sound guy, will be back, assisted by Peter Holm.
Joni Mcspadden will be our designated medical advisor, helping us all stay healthy.
Registration opens January 1st, 2018.