Music and Dance Retreat 2017

with participant leaders

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We will once again be hosting this low-cost weekend with a variety of opportunities to sing, play, dance, and listen to music. We encourage musicians, singers, dancers, and those who just enjoy listening to attend. You do not need any particular dancing or musical talent to enjoy the retreat. Children are always welcome! There will be ample free time to enjoy the natural beauty of Quaker Center. Most sessions of this program will be participant-led with the exception of a professionally called community dance with live traditional music on Saturday night. Early risers may begin the morning with meeting for worship, a Quaker Center daily practice. Join us for some or all of the following activities.

Friday night
4- 6pm Check-in
6 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Introductions
8 pm Planning session
8:30 pm Singing circle

Saturday
7:30 am Quaker meeting / breakfast prep
8 am Breakfast
9 – 11:30 Morning sessions
12 pm Lunch prep
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Afternoon sessions
5:30 pm Dinner prep
6 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Community dance with caller
9 pm Singing circle

Sunday morning
7:30 am- Quaker meeting
8 – 9am- Simple breakfast
9:30 -10:30 am- Final clean up
10:30 am – 12pm- Closing circle and goodbyes

Some possible activities include:
Singing circles
International folk dancing
Childrens’ songs
Instrumental jamming
Hymn singing in parts