Labor Day Weekend at Pinewoods

August 30 - September 3, 2024

Pinewoods Camp
Plymouth, MA

Sponsored by:
Folk Arts Center of New England
Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Fees and online registration here

This session is a perfect late-summer opportunity to enjoy the crystal-clear ponds and the sun-dappled forest of Pinewoods Camp, while cavorting in the open-air pavilions to a dance and music program led by a sterling staff.

The schedule offers American, English, and International dance and music classes. The evening dances are a pleasing potpourri of dance styles, spectacularly supported by a mélange of marvelous musicians!

More information on the session will be posted in the coming days. Questions? Email FAC.

2024 Dance and Music Staff

The Labor Day Weekend staff focuses on three dance forms:

  • American dance
  • English dance
  • International dance

Dance Leaders/Callers

  • Ben Sachs-Hamilton (American contras and squares)
  • Bruce Hamilton (English)
  • Marcie Van Cleave (International)



  • Debby Knight - band leader (piano)
  • David Cantieni (flute, bombard, saxophone)
  • Jonah Sidman (fiddle)


  • Vince O'Donnell - band leader (fiddle)
  • Emily O'Brien (recorders)
  • Chip Prince (piano)


  • Patrick Yacono - band leader (piano, clarinet, vocals)
  • Robert Penny (cello, vocals)
  • Julia Poirier (guitar, vocals)
  • Brian Wilson (clarinet, fiddle, vocals)