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Mainewoods is a wonderful dance camp, but it is so much more. So often we hear campers refer to "The Mainewoods Experience." What is The Mainewoods Experience? It is the beautiful Maine setting, the ethnic festivities, the wonderful people, both staff and campers, the friendly atmosphere, the incredible ethnic meals, and so many small touches that make Mainewoods a truly unique experience. Is there plenty of dancing? You bet! But there is so much more as well.
SESSION 1: August 16 - August 22
Penny Brichta - Israeli
Ercüment Kiliç - Turkish, Azerbaijani, & Circassian
Vlasto Petkovski - Macedonian
International Folk Musicians - Barbara Pixton, Julia Poirier, Tom Pixton
Plus, Scottish Country Dance with Patricia Williams
SESSION 2: August 23 - August 29
Roberto Bagnoli - International
Paty Rios - Mexican
Nikolay Svetkov - Bulgarian
International Folk Musicians - MerakKef Express
Scholarships and Kitchen Crew positions available!
For each dance session, Mainewoods offers a few kitchen crew positions, and also a George Bass Memorial full dance scholarship. For more information, and to apply, please see the Kitchen Crew page or the George Bass Scholarship page.
It is the mission of Mainewoods Dance Camp to preserve and promote International Folk Dancing along with the rich customs and traditions of various countries from around the world. To that end we provide our campers with ethnic exposure to dance, food, song, music, costumes, shared traditions and more. We welcome dancers at all levels of experience, young and old, to join our summer dance community in a natural country setting, for a unique, warm and enriching experience.
"International Understanding Through Dance"
As an organization, Mainewoods is committed to fostering international understanding through dance. This commitment requires teachers, staff and campers to avoid perpetuating demeaning attitudes and biased assumptions about people. Language that implies bias against persons on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic group, religion, disability or age should be avoided. While preferences for terms change with time, people within a specific group should be referred to by the designation or name they prefer.