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Upcoming Summer Dance Camps sponsored by CDS Boston Centre

CDS Boston Centre camps are open to both members and non-members, although members receive priority in admissions. CDS Boston Centre does not consider gender in its camper admissions.


Dear CDS-Boston and Pinewoods community,

It is with sadness that Pinewoods Camp, along with our five program providers, Country Dance and Song Society, Country Dance Society-Boston Centre, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Folk Arts Center of New England, and the Folk Music Society of New York, announce the cancellation of the 2020 summer season. Your health and well-being are of the utmost concern to us, and it is with that in mind that we all feel that it is safer to wait until next year to resume dancing and singing under the pines.

This is not a decision we take lightly; our time together at Pinewoods is for many of us the best time in the year, and an essential part of the summer. However, gathering a large number of people together in one place to sing and dance in close proximity is the antithesis of social distancing. We considered the possibility of a delayed opening, if/when the epidemic subsides and the state bans on gatherings are modified, but the logistical complexity–and the financial risk of opening for a very short time–are not worth the slim possibility of a partial season. A full season closure gives us the best chance of returning strong and healthy in 2021 and keeping our organizations and our traditions vibrant in the coming years.

We wish you all the best, and look forward to dancing with you again as soon as it is safe.

–Board of Directors, Pinewoods Camp Inc.
–Board of Directors, Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Swing Into Summer – CANCELLED
June 19 – 21, 2020
Information and on-line registration (external site)
Boston Centre July 4th Weekend – VIRTUAL
July 2 – 6, 2020
Information and on-line registration (external site)
English-Scottish-Contra Week – CANCELLED
July 6 – 10, 2020
On-line registration (external site)
Labor Day Weekend – CANCELLED
September 4 – 8, 2020
Information for the session (external site)
Camp scholarship information
CDS Boston Centre is fortunate to have several scholarship funds available for those needing help to attend Pinewoods summer camp sessions. Please see our scholarship page for information and application forms.