Winter Dance Camp
Our Winter Camps have been happening for more than a decade and a half with the exception of the Winter Camp 2020 and 2021, due to Covid. Below is Winter Camp information from our 2019 camp. We provide this information, albeit in the past, to give you a taste of how this camp operates and to provide some information about the most recent venue we have used. We will not be holding Winter Camp in December of 2022, but stay tuned for other offerings in the new year!
Arrival and Overall Schedule
Get ready for another deep and delicious New Year's retreat with your dance community! Dance, play, connect, sing, cuddle by the fireplace, dance some more, and welcome in the new year. Our 2019 event runs from December 29 to 2pm on January 1. Attend two days or three, arriving at 3pm on your arrival day. (Other options may be available after December 10).
We'll have that satisfying mix of deep and sweet movement and art modalities NCDC is known for, pulling from the Bay Area's rich well of high energy and inner-directed teachers of contact improv, Soul Motion, partner dance, 5Rhythms, African dance, yoga, singing, and collaging. Classes are geared to all levels; come ready to immerse yourself in movement, or just relax by the fireplace and connect with friends.
Some of the awesome DJs and facilitators who have been confirmed (so far) for this year's Winter Dance Camp are Ryan Herr, J Brave, Jo Cobbett, and Theo Althuiszes. More will be announced soon.
Prices include programming, food, lodging and daytime childcare for children ages 3 to 11. New this year: a super-low young adult rate. Invite your friends!
At Redwood Glen, the venue is responsible for providing our meals; we cannot run the kitchen ourselves. Their new chef was wonderful last year and knows about the kind of healthful, organic food we are interested in eating. He and those managing the venue are committed to meeting our needs.
Housing and Accommodations
Redwood Glen has a wonderful variety of housing options to suit everyone’s needs and budget:
A) Tent/vehicle camping/RV camping with hook-up
B) Dorm rooms -- 12 to 16 bunks with shared bathroom
C) Conference Center -- hotel-style rooms (2 beds plus optional roll-away bed with private bathroom)
Kids Camp will happen if we get enough kids registered. There is no charge for infants and children under 3, and NCDC child care is not provided for them. Kids Camp is available for children ages 3 to 11. Kids and teens aged 3 to 17 get the kids' rates. Adult rates apply to those 18 and older.
A small number of work exchange positions will be available, so inquire early.
What to Bring
Your own bedding (sleeping bag, sheets, blankets, pillows) and towel if staying in a tent, RV, or dorm
Layers of warm clothing for nights that can be cold -- coat, sweater, gloves, hat, etc.
Fun, festive clothing, costumes, etc.
Dance gear, dance specific clothes and footwear, kneepads for contact improv, yoga mats
A labeled water bottle and a flashlight
Personal toiletries (unscented please for those of us who are scents-itive!), healthcare supplies and earplugs
Anything else that will aid your well-being, good health, and comfort at camp
Things to leave at home
Your own food (there is no storage)
Perfumes and other scented products
Candles and incense
Want more information, inspiration, a registration form?
See you in the redwoods in December!