Mini-June Week Staff – 2021 (June 24th – 28th)
Registration opening date April 1st. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis, and camp will fill up fast.
The Band & Caller
CAMPAIGN FOR REEL TIME
This trio of musicians, Betsy Branch on fiddle, Bill Tomczak on sax, clarinet and drums, and Mark Douglass on piano, are an abundance of talent and exuberance. They will be playing for both contra dancing and ECD dancing. They all come from a long list of previous bands, the Quarks (Betsy and Bill), the Latter Day Lizards (Bill), and Wild Hair (Betsy and Mark). This stunning combination brings a mix of instruments and improvisatory skills sure to provide stimulating, inventive and driving danc e music. These skilled music teachers will be offering ECD band and Contra band workshops, as well as, a singing workshop. Musical Magic!
Equally adept at contra and English calling and with over 20 years of experience, Erik Weberg’s clear, and concise teaching make it easy for all to effortlessly gain a mastery of the dance. His philosophy is that flow, interesting figures, and a synergy between the dance figures and the music are what make dancing sublime. Erik’s ability to connect with the dancers and his sly sense of humor ensure an upbeat, congenial atmosphere on the floor, as well as, a terrific dance experience. This combination of attributes explains why he is in continual demand as a caller at weekend and week-long dance camps as well as a favorite in his home base of Portland, OR.
Roy Curet, our wonderful sound guy, will be back.
Registration opens April 1st, 2021.