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Youth Dance Weekend with the Free Raisins!


YDW is an awesome youth-focused traditional dance and music gathering in rural Vermont featuring lots of contra, English, and couples dancing, as well as singing, jamming, and opportunities to get to know cool people from near and far. Our goal is to help and inspire the next generation from across North America to connect with each other and develop skills for participating and leading in all aspects of our vibrant dance community.

The weekend is open to anyone 18 or older, and is designed to be affordable and accessible, especially to younger dancers. You can read more about thehistory and mission of YDW, or meet our organizing committee.

2014: Dates, Location, and Staff

YDW 2014 will  take place on September 26-28, 2014 at the Kinhaven Music School in Weston Vt.

Our staff is:

  • Rachel Shapiro Wallace calling captivating contras
  • Adina Gordon calling enchanting English
  • Free Raisins playing contras, English, and couples dancing
  • Phoenix playing contras, English, and couples dancing
  • Julie Vallimont and Ed Howe techno contra and sound