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Getting the most out of your classes:

Late Afternoon Mini Classes: Students offering to teach a useful one hour mini-class may receive a $50 tuition discount. Call or email us by February 15, if you would like to teach a class for this discount.

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Don’t forget to bring a recording device with batteries or music paper to the fest. You’ll want to get down things to work on long after the fest is over. It’s a great opportunity to get down pieces during jams and classes.

It is not permissible to
record concerts.

Classes

Students in intermediate and advanced classes should have a familiarity with their instruments and be able to learn tunes either from sheet music or by ear.

Friday Afternoon HD Workshops

The Friday afternoon class is an additional $50 for full-weekend students.

Saturday Workshops

Sunday Hammered Dulcimer Classes

English Dance Music Intensive with Paul Oorts and Dave Wiesler

This class will work on building repertoire and building skill at playing English Dance music in ensemble, with a public dance event on Saturday night as the place where both students and faculty will combine to provide an exceptional experience for dancers and musicians alike! The weekend features many dances from dance choreographer Gary Roodman’s latest collection, Volume 12, Calculated Figures.

The class is designed to work as a whole weekend program, but is divided into sections so that those who can’t be present for the entire workshop can still participate in a meaningful way.

Students attending this class should have good sight reading skills and reasonable facility on their instruments. Int.-Adv.

Saturday English Dance Workshop with Melissa Running

English Country Dance music combines the intricate melodies and refined qualities of chamber music with the liveliness of the folk traditions into a dance form that has stood the test of time from the Renaissance to the present day. New dances and melodies are being written today, and the program may feature a few dances from dance choreographer, Gary Roodman’s latest collection, Calculated Figures, Volume 12.

An afternoon workshop, and an evening dance is designed to be enjoyable for dancers of mixed abilities to experience old favorites and learn some new dances as part of our weekend workshop activities. Liz Donaldson and Becky Ross provide the afternoon’s music, and the evening features the big band!

Late Afternoon Mini Classes

Students offering to teach a useful one hour mini-class on Friday or Saturday afternoon may receive a $50 tuition discount. Call or email us by February 15, if you would like to teach a class for this discount.

Saturday Evening Activities

For our dulcimer players, we offer an Open Mike for players wishing to share their latest projects, followed by teacher led jam sessions. An English dance will be happening concurrently, with a short "explorer section" for those wishing to try the dancing for the first time.