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Dance in the Woods
formally know as Gypsy Camp North
September 26-28, 2008
The Sacramento Folk Dance and Arts Council
||We had fun at our Sierra Mountains retreat in
the woods with a weekend
of eclectic dance workshops, lively meals, and
colorful nightly parties featuring
request dances from all around the world, both partner and non-partner,
beginning and experienced.
September 26-28, 2008
Camp Sacramento, off Highway 50, one mile east of Twin Bridges 85 miles
from Sacramento, 17 miles from Lake Tahoe
The Parties were all request parties. To simplify
programming each camper was requested to submit two requests with their
Request should be of dances that most dancers can do.
If less than 10% of the dancers present get up to dance a dance then it
will be stopped and on to the next.
Friday Night Party
All request with a few extra gypsy dances to set the mood.
Saturday Night Party
The dances taught during the workshops will be played interspaced with
requests. There will be no review of the taught dances during the
party. If a dance doesn't fly come to the Sunday review.
The teachers at Dance in the Woods are all volunteers, who give their time
and expertise to make this a great weekend. They all pay their own way to camp.
SIFDAC does not pay them.
The Saturday teaching schedule is below the blue dance names link to
|| Roy Butler
|| Turceasca - Romanian Roma , Sa Sa - N. CA Serbian Roma
||Papatya, Cemen -Turkish
|10:30 - 11:00
- Swedish, To Ting
Makars - Scottish
|| Horo Na Pesen,
||Al and Teddy
|| Tarantella Bim Bom Ba -Italian
||Roy & Patty
Uluwehi O Ke Ka
Camp Sacramento is situated in the Sayles
Flat area of the El Dorado National Forest. It sits on a 19-acre property owned
by the U.S. Forest Service and leased by the City of Sacramento. There are 61
cabins of various sizes scattered throughout the property. These cabins have
electricity, but most don't have any outlets other than the light bulb on the
ceiling and the porch light. They are rustic yet charming - most of them were
built in the 1930's. Some of the cabins are wheelchair-accessible. The cabins
don't have running water, but there are centrally located restrooms available
complete with electrical outlets and private shower stalls. Camp facilities also
include a dining hall, a lodge, a camp store, a camp nurse's office, a softball
diamond, a half basketball court, a volleyball court, a campfire pit, arts &
crafts areas, ping pong tables, horseshoe pits, and the scenic American River.
Camp Map for a layout of the facility.