New York
Adirondack Mountain Music and Dance Workshop
Revel in the musical heritage of the Adirondacks as you enjoy expert instruction on string-band instruments, song writing workshops, barn dancing and an opportunity to perform.
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Program No. 14641RJ
4 days
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At a Glance

In isolated Adirondack communities, music and story-telling provided not only respite from work but a means of passing along traditions and values. Barn dances were entertainment, recreation and a way to connect with neighbors. Relive these traditions as you get your rhythm on in an Adirondack music and dance workshop at Great Camp Sagamore. Develop your talents and abilities, discover those you didn’t even know you had, join in lots of shared activities and enjoy a grand finale group show where everyone is guaranteed a standing ovation!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Camp Sagamore is unpaved, with stairs into all buildings. The extent of your physical activity will depend on the program elements you choose to engage in.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Receive expert instruction in a variety of instruments including fiddle, guitar, lap dulcimer and banjo.
  • Learn how to write stories and songs, take voice lessons with tips on how to present them and perform alongside your fellow participants. (Performing is optional!)
  • Enjoy the blossoms of spring or the beautiful fall foliage at an iconic “great camp” in the heart of the Adirondacks.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Dan Berggren
Rooted firmly in the Adirondacks, Dan Berggren is an award-winning musician and educator who grew up on land farmed by his mother's family for generations. Having worked as a forest ranger and on survey crews, Dan’s style captures the spirit of the mountains. He has entertained audiences from New York State to Vermont, Kentucky and Texas, and overseas in the British Isles, Eastern Europe and Central Africa. His original music has been featured nationally on public radio and television.
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Dan Duggan
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Peggy Lynn
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Carmen Gilman
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John Kirk
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Trish Miller
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Dan Berggren
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