DANCEABLE FEAST PRESENTS
WILD ASPARAGUS, calling by GEORGE MARSHALL
and swing dance music by the PORKPIE QUARTET
November 8-10, 2013, Sky Camp, near Eugene, Oregon
Thanks everyone for a great time. Next year's Danceable Feast with Wild Asparagus, a great swing band and Annie's yummy cooking will be the weekend of Nov 7-9, 2014 (always the second weekend in Nov). Please check back in the spring for updated info.
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The wonders of Wild Asparagus never cease. Together for 29 years, their music has matured like a fine wine. This powerful ensemble brings a unique sound and dynamic energy to contra dancing weaving a spell that you wish would never end. Their creative, driving tunes keep dancers energized and inspired while George’s smooth, efficient calling makes challenging contras seem easy as pie. George Marshall, renowned for his graceful calling style, also plays concertina, bodhran and bones. Ann Percival delights dancers with irresistible piano and guitar rhythms and mellifluous vocals. David Cantieni, woodwind wizard, adds rich layers to each arrangement with flute, tin-whistle, oboe, saxophone and bombard. Becky Tracy graces each tune with her elegant, energetic fiddling. Add in rhythm king Mark Hellenberg on percussion and bodacious bass player Mark Murphy and you’ve got one Big, Bold sound.
Swing and blues. We want it; they’ve got it! This quartet is guaranteed to get your hands clappin’, your fingers snappin’ and your toes tappin’. You can’t resist ‘em. Pete Petersen, Porkpie’s frontman, critically acclaimed jazz magician and writer, will get you groovin’ with his swashbuckling sax and spirited clarinet. From blues and old-school swing to mainstream swinging jazz. Solomon Douglas plays his keyboard with such enthusiasm that even the salt shakers will want to dance. Glenn Crytzer, jazz guitar hero, will delight you with his original vintage style songs and arrangements. His strumming will keep you swinging all night long. Geoff Cooke will keep your toes tappin’ and your fingers snappin’ with his bass playing magic. Oh, Oh Swing it!
Anna Blair with Brady Gundas
Swing sweetie Anna Blair’s playful energy and enthusiasm for swing and blues dancing are absolutely contagious. As a teacher, Anna is known for her expressive style and attention to detail. She and Brady will have you jumping for joy as you step out on the dance floor.
No Siree, camp food never tasted like this before. From homemade granola, scones and jam to a salmon entrée, there’s nothing ordinary about Annie’s delectable dishes.
Your taste buds will be as tickled by Annie’s fine fare as your toes will be by the fine tunings of Wild Asparagus and the Porkpie Quartet. And what could be better than happy taste buds and toes? It’s not called Danceable Feast for nothing!
We will start accepting registration applications postmarked June 1. Applications postmarked from June 1 to 10 will be placed together in a lottery to fill camp and determine positions on waiting lists for couples and singles. If your application or payment is mailed after June 10 and we are full, we will add your name to the appropriate wait list. Camp will be gender balanced.
To register, click on the Registration tab above. Regardless of whether you register on-line or use a paper registration, you'll still need to send payment by mail and we'll use the postmark for the lottery.
|Age 30 & over||$210|
|Age 16 - 29||$175|
|Age 6 - 15||$110|
|Age 2 - 5||$55|
|Age under 2||free but must be registered|
Cancellations - Up to 2 weeks before camp starts, full refund less $20. Within 2 weeks, refunds are dependent on our finding someone to take your place; usually, we're successful.
There are 7 sleeping cabins, each with three 8-person heated rooms. The bunk beds have plastic covered mattresses. You may want to bring an extra pad as the mattresses tend to be cold. Campers share common, gender specific bathhouses. You may also choose to pitch a tent or park a recreational vehicle in the parking lot. The registration fee is the same regardless of your sleeping choice.
Dancing and feasting are in the main lodge. It’s a beautiful spacious room with parquet floors and picture windows overlooking Fall Creek Reservoir. The grounds have hiking trails, a large field for soccer, a basketball court and, of course, the reservoir for kayaking and canoeing.
Coffee/Tea Crew - A few $80 work scholarships are available. Check the box on your application if interested.
The Donna Ranae Scholarship Fund - Two $105 scholarships are available; click on the Scholarship tab for more information.
Local Dance Communities - Ask your local dance group or folklore society for support. Many have help available for their members.