Youth Dance Weekend

YDW is an awesome youth-focused traditional dance and music gathering in rural Vermont featuring lots of contra, English, and couples dancing, as well as singing, jamming, and opportunities to get to know cool people from near and far. Our goal is to help and inspire the next generation from across North America to connect with each other and develop skills for participating and leading in all aspects of our vibrant dance community.

The weekend is open to anyone 18 or older, and is designed to be affordable and accessible, especially to younger dancers. You can read more about the history and mission of YDW, or meet our organizing committee.

YDW 2015

Sign up is currently closed. Space is limited. If more people sign up than we have room for at camp -- which is typical -- then we hold a lottery among those who have signed up by the deadline. After the lottery, the waitlist will open for first come, first serve additions. If you are coming from far away, check out the travel grants.

YDW 2015 will take place on September 25-27, 2015 at the Kinhaven Music School in Weston VT, featuring callers Michael Hamilton and Melissa Running alongside Gallimaufry, Tim Ball, Rachel Bell, and Julie Vallimont and with D.R. Shadow on the techno contra.

About the Performers

Sign up for YDW 2015

Questions? Visit the FAQ or contact the organizers.