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Dancing towards options: Camp Alternatives 2021

02/28/21

Dear DNE community,

Over the last several months, several committees and workgroups have been working to determine whether we can safely, practically, and logistically hold a true Dance Camp this summer. This process has included consulting with healthcare professionals to aid us in how to think about this.

In the interest of wanting us all to be safe and healthy, we have made the difficult decision that we cannot hold a traditional Dance Camp event as we know it.

However, we are exploring opportunities to hold different kinds of event/s for the community, hopefully this summer and/or fall, that will allow the option to gather at our beloved homeplace, Camp Timber Trails, and come together as a community while taking precautions to ensure individual and collective safety. Please look out for a community survey coming soon.

We know many of you will be incredibly disappointed that we aren’t having Dance Camp; we are as well and did not make this decision lightly. However, we are excited about the possibilities that are open to us and look forward to exploring our options together as a community. 

In Community,

Myla Green, Managing Coordinator on behalf of DNE leadership:

DNE Board:

Kevin Benjamin
Mahmoud El-Attar
Julianne Fraser
Nick Linsky
Timbre Pyne
Erica Roper
Jimi Two Feathers

Event Strategy Committee:

Samantha Armer
Gene Broadway
Cynthia Frantz
Nick Linsky
Timbre Pyne
Michael Swerdloff
Jimi Two Feathers