REGISTRATION for Summer Soirée 2015 - June 19-21

Summer Soirée 2015

Registration will open at 5 pm and stay open until all open places are full. REGISTER NOW.

When the open places are taken we will continue taking waitlisted reservations. Don't despair, we will be able to confim most early waitlistings.

The registration form address will be announced first on the Facebook Event page - and then here. There can be a lag so, please be on Facebook, if you can. Or message me if you miss it.

Summer Soirée 2015: An Electric Line Up!

Summer Soirée is excited to welcome back our beloved Great Bear Trio with Friends! The incomparable Van Norstrand brothers, Andrew and Noah, will be joined by Mama Bear, Kim Yerton on keyboard, plus friends on the drums and horn!

Also on stage, our favorite OTHER BROTHERS - The Morrison Brothers will be back!

Callers are Seth Tepfer and Barbara Groh, who many Soirée dancers remember as the dance weekend hostess with the mostest.

Dancers will also enjoy 6 hours of live waltz music with Toss the Possum!

If it gets any better than this, please tell me about it - we will try and make it better.

Facebook is the fastest way to communicate with contra dancers, so announcements are made there first, and on the website immediately thereafter. Friends of Summer Soirée

Gender Balance? Nope! Not this year. We are going to try out 'role balancing' this year.

Join Friends of Summer Soirée's
Facebook Page for The Earliest Updates.

Ticket Prices for Summer Soirée 2015:

See Registration Details for Prices. The college continues to raise prices slightly every year; we keep this as affordable as we can. Know that it is a labor of love on the part of all organizers.

Some fun from previous years: some extraordinary photos by Kevin Riggs and videos by John Newsome. Here's my favorite techno contra video from John.

More videos from Summer Soirée 2011 by John Newsome:

M.-J. Taylor, Summer Soirée Folk-alizer

More Favorite Contra Dance Videos:

What folks say about the weekend:

"I thought the weekend was awesome. The housing was much better than other dance weekends, where we've stayed in camp facilities, and the price was very reasonable for what was included. The food was outstanding, especially when compared to other dance camps, and the the music was great. I enjoyed the swing lesson, but was disappointed that there was no techno contra. I probably would have stayed and danced for about an hour, if there had been one. The younger dancers add a lot of energy and dynamics to the dances; they are important to the life and survival of our dance communities ...." ~ Suzanne Patnaude

"Music and weather were the best! The food was great!" ~ Mike Brannaman

"The intermediate waltz and swing dance classes on Saturday morning were great!!!! All weekend the energy in the air was magical-Had soooo much fun!!!" ~ Marty Grist

I had a wonderful time at Soiree!! I like the dorms and the dancing and of course PeM and GRD together was just over the top!!" ~ Cathy Willis

"I love you MJ! Thanks for making one of the best weekends of my life." ~ Alan Best



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