Great dancing, beautiful music, rejuvenating singing, brilliant tune swaps, exuberant parties—the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre's July 4th Session has it all. How do we cram so much fun, music, and dance into just one long weekend? Come and find out! One of Pinewoods' longest-running camp sessions, this event has been held, in some form, since the 1950s. Walking into J4 is like arriving at a never-ending party full of great friends you haven't met yet. The session celebrates both the depth of traditions and the exciting new possibilities in English and American music and dance.
Join us! The weekend will feature:
Teaching by: Joanna Reiner Dan Blim Lisa Greenleaf Ben Moss Meg Ryan Lily Kruskal Leahy Jamie Beaton & John Mayberry Miss Laura Sprung
Music by: Alex Cumming McKinley James Aaron Marcus Emily Troll Stomp Rocket! feat. Dave Langford, Glen Loper, & Bethany Waickman Sound by Dereck Kalish
Learn more about our staff members on the Staff Page!
This year, July 4th Session at Pinewoods will include gender-free calling! We believe the weekend should be a welcoming space for LGBTQ+ dancers, and incorporating gender neutral dance terminology is an important step toward a more inclusive camp experience. Expect a mix of gender-free and traditional calling styles at J4, as well as space for a robust discussion of this growing trend in American social dancing. We look forward to your participation and feedback.
The July 4 Session at Pinewoods Camp is a program provided by the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre (CDS-BC), an Anglo-American dance organization based in the Greater Boston Area.
The session is held at Pinewoods Camp, a traditional dance and music camp in Plymouth, Mass. that is owned and operated by the non-profit organization Pinewoods Camp, Inc (PCI).