The 2016 t-shirts for Stockton Folk Dance Camp feature a beautiful headdress design by Susan Gregory.
There will only be a limited number of colors and styles available at camp. If you want a specific style, color or size, use this Special Orders form* to order your t-shirt by June 10th.
*For best results, download and then open the form from its saved location. (Do not complete the form in your Internet browser, as pdf functionality can be limited by some browsers).
Visit the registration page to download a "smart" registration form that will do the math for you, or to download a blank form.
Note: Be sure to save and then open the downloaded registration form from the location where you saved it on your computer - not within your browser. Different browsers render views of pdfs differently, so if you use the automatic preview provided by your browser, the form could appear garbled.
Don't miss the German themed party this Wednesday evening. Plan to enter the lederhosen contest and show off your dancers' legs (men and women)! Wait until you see the Windmill Quadrille. Our German guests have some wonderful things to share with everyone. Prost!
Have your funky hat ready for the Ragpickers' Kolo this Thursday during Once Over Lightly.
Come to the Silent Auction on Thursday evening to win items such as shoes and hats that can be used for your Saturday costume. Many authentic items will be available for perusal/purchase. All proceeds go to the Camp scholarship fund, so bid high and bid often.
Official camp pictures for Week #2 will be taken on Tuesday, July 28th at 6:30 pm.
Meet in front of Grace Covell in your favorite costume and bring your camera. Please don't be late. The official Camp Photo, as well as group photos (e.g. faculty, scholarship campers, campers from specific regions, etc.) will be taken at this time.
On Tuesday, July 28th Kay Munn will teach fun, easy Scottish dances. Each is excellent for introducing the basic skills of Scottish country dancing to children, seniors and beginning adult dancers.
The dances to be taught are:
- Wednesday Welcome
- Another Woodland Wander
- Belfast Hornpipe
- The Snowball
- The Borrowdale Exchange
The preliminary syllabus for Stockton Folk Dance Camp 2015 will be available for download on Wednesday, July 15.
The password is in the letter you received prior to Camp this year. If you lose the password, email Loui Tucker: firstname.lastname@example.org. The password will be removed and the individual dances posted on the Dance Descriptions page in June 2016.
If you have trouble reading the file or get an error message, try updating your PDF reader. People who have reported issues and error messages in the past were able to resolve the problems by updating their software.
Want a printed copy?
For best results, download the file, copy it to a data stick or CD, and take it to a local OfficeMax, Office Depo, Kinko's or other printer. They can print a double-sided copy in black and white or in color.
Despite the fact that multiple people reviewed the preliminary syllabus, and more people reviewed the suggested corrections, there will undoubtedly still be errors. If you find a signficant error, please email Loui Tucker: email@example.com.
Wednesdays - german
The Wednesday parties both weeks this year will have a Stocktoberfest theme. Think German beer gardens! Think lederhosen! Think accordions and pretzels and saurkraut! Our Wednesday Party Master of Ceremonies, Bruce Mitchell, has lots of entertainment ready to roll!
1st Saturday - croatian
The Saturday party during the first week will have a Croatian theme. Our Croatian dance specialist, Željko Jergan, will help to plan the dinner menu, the activities, and the dances during the evening.
2ND SATURDAY - LATIN AMERICAN
The Saturday party during the second week will feature a Latin America theme. Cesar Garfiaz, our Salsa Rueda specialist, will be in charge of the festivities.
When you're completing the registration form, be sure to check the box for the t-shirt. Susan Gregory has created another beautiful design and you will want one of these t-shirts for your collection. A limited number will be available for purchase at Camp. Pre-ordering when you register guarantees there will be one in your size and in the color you prefer.
If you've already registered you can fill out a separate pre-order form for the t-shirt.
On Friday afternoon we've got a Time Capsule planned for your enjoyment. This year we will go BACK TO THE BALKANS and dance to the best Balkan dances of the 1980s -- dances like Sitna Zborenka, Sej Sej Bob, Dedo Mili Dedo, Imate Li Vino, Karamfil, Alunelul de la Urzica, Gocino Kolo, and Varnenska Tropanka -- all dances that were introduced at Stockton in the 1980s.
Over the years, word-of-mouth has proven to be Stockton Folk Dance Camp's best form of advertisement, so we're counting on dancers who have attended in the past to encourage their friends to come and experience the magic of Stockton Folk Dance Camp. To help you spread the word, full-color promotional flyers in full-page or half-page sizes are now available on our website. Download a copy today and print some to take to your local dance clubs. Or download and forward a copy to your dancing friends.
While our registration form is still under construction, and the fees for 2015 are not yet finalized, we are accepting deposits and payments toward the 2015 Camp.
Make payments online at any time, or send a check to:
Registrar, Sabine Zappe
153 Race Street
San Jose, CA 95126
With our recent addition of German instructor Götz Zinser our faculty roster for the 2015 Stockton Folk Dance Camp is nearly complete.
The newest addition to our faculty for 2015 is Götz Zinser who comes from Baden-Würtenberg in southwestern Germany, on the edge from the Black Forest. He teaches traditional dances from all of Germany with a specialization in dances from South Germany, as well as Bavarian dances. He also teaches German sword-dance and flag-swinging. You can read more about Götz on the faculty page.
2015 Faculty Members (to-date):
Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu
Contras and Squares
Maimon Miller & Friends
MORE TO COME!