Welcome to Oxford Dance Camp!
2017: Friday 4th – Sunday 13th August
For 2017 we’re going ***80s***, turning ***Turkabilly***, and becoming ***Gods and Goddesses***!
What parties to expect this year
New for 2017 we have:
First Saturday disco:
- an ever-so-slightly predictable 80s disco, featuring busting sounds for your newly honed Northern Soul moves! It’ll be shoulder pad / spikey hair / Kajagoogootastic!
Monday live music night:
- the stupendous Brickwork Lizards entertaining us with a fabulous Turkabilly Tribal Night! It’s a Balkan / Turkish/ Gipsy / Belly Dance crossover; break out the moves Pauline taught you, or just come and get down!
- a Gods and Goddesses Disco, with all of your 3-track favourites and some salsas and meringues for couples. Dress like the divine being you truly are, bring three tracks on a USB stick (about gods or otherwise), and let your imagination run riot!
And we’ll also have the first night informal welcome (who’s running the speed dating?), Open Mic, the Circle Crawl, the Ceilidh, a Sweat Lodge for camp fire night, and the other japes that we know and love.
Booking a place
In 2015 we were full! Send your form in asap to hold a place (bookings open in the spring).
Just click on the Book Tickets tab at the top of this page, put the dates in your diary, and book the time off work now!
This year’s ticket prices…
We’ve kept it frozen for a few years, but the cost of quality (e.g. collecting rubbish) is creeping up. So for 2017 we’re sorry to announce an increase to £200 adult and £100 for under 18s, unless you take the 30% off for booking before the end of May making it £140 / £70. We think this is still great value!
Working at camp this year
For your convenience you can enquire using these special addresses:
email@example.com – Anna
firstname.lastname@example.org – Rabhya
email@example.com – Kate
firstname.lastname@example.org – Ju
email@example.com – Emily
firstname.lastname@example.org – Tony
email@example.com – Simon
firstname.lastname@example.org – Peter, for any other general enquiries.
The phone number for the site for the week is Jem’s: 07 7654 80625
Catching up and visitors
We love to catch up with you if you can’t make the camp, and sometimes you need something dropped off by your Dad, but at the same time it is a closed camp. We do our best to manage this, so please read our policy here. (It’s still the Wednesday, pretty much, running a bit later to 9pm).
There will be a range of delicious lunches (we’re promised more variety than last year), from the slightly gourmet to the practical and affordable, and all of it ethical and groovy. We also have offers for making coffee!
A settled programme for 5-8pm
This has needed doing for a bit. We now have a set line up for the inbetweeny hours:
- 5:00 – kids hot tub / choir
- 6:00 – circle dance (in the field on Wed to make room for sweat lodge)
- 6:30 – kids disco (kids’ ceilidh on Friday)
- 7:00 – dinner / relaxation
- 8:00 – storytelling (not on Friday or Tuesday)
This year’s exec
The exec for 2017 is unchanged: Jem, Ros, Simon, Pete and Vanessa.
If you’d like to be on the exec in future years just offer to manage something. Ask any current or former management team members what’s involved.
So, forward this web address to your friends who you think would love it, book the time out, and get ready for a fun, fun week!
See you soon!
Jem and Ros and Simon and Peter and Nessa and Anna and Tony and Ju and Su and Emily and Giles and Kate and Nick and Rabhya and Bill and Rumi and Alex and Rosie and Sean and Joan and… *everyone else* x x x
Memories of the 2014 camp – Ziggy’s song – You fill my heart with gladness
And here is a reminder of Emilee’s documentary…
Since Jem can’t find out how to add this to the Dance Dictionary page, here’s an A-Z of dance video for you on the front page
If you have any feedback that you haven’t already let us know at camp, please email us or chat to someone on the management team. We are always interested to hear your views.
Meanwhile, if you have a Facebook account and want to stay in touch, please follow this link to our Group.
The Dance Camp Annual Cycle
First Sunday in September – Wash Up Meeting to capture thoughts on improvements for next year, and look ahead.
First Sunday after January 2nd (e.g. 7th Jan 2018) – Main Planning Meeting. Activity includes considering themed evening events.
March-ish – invitations to camp go out.
Last weekend in April – Site Day (perhaps), e.g. wood, making things and Catch Up Meeting.
End of May – early bird discount deadline.
Last weekend before camp (normally July) – Site Set-up Day.
First Friday in August (e.g. 4th Aug 2017) – Camp Starts!