About Hungarian Dance Weekend at Pinewoods

Thursday, June 11, 3 pm – Sunday, June 14, 2020, 3 pm

Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Pinewoods Camp

Pinewoods is a traditional dance and music camp, located on 25 hilly acres in a pine forest between Long Pond and Round Pond in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Facilities include four open-sided pavilions, an open-sided dining hall overlooking Long Pond, and a fireplaced camphouse for gatherings. Cozy, screened cabins and rustic cottages nestle among the tall pines. The ponds’ clear waters invite swimmers, canoeists, and kayakers.

Classes and activities

The schedule features dance classes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings and afternoons, plus Táncházak (dance parties) and late-night parties on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

This year will also feature a separate schedule of music classes taught by Zsombor Cseszák, the primás player for Hungary's famed Fokos band. He will focus on Hungarian music styling, and playing for dances.

Also added to the schedule, due to a number of requests, will be singing classes!


Campers are housed in a variety of rustic cabins and cottages sprinkled throughout camp. Freestanding, one-room cabins house two campers each. Larger cabins and cottages (many with screened porches) have multiple bedrooms housing one to three campers each. Shared bathrooms are nearby. Pinewoods Camp provides beds, mattresses, and pillows. Campers bring sheets and blankets (or sleeping bags), and towels. Sheets, blankets, and towels can be rented at camp for a nominal fee. When you register for Hungarian Dance Weekend, you may make roommate requests, if you have any, on the Application Form.


Meals are served family style (lunch and dinner) or cafeteria style (breakfast) in the Dining Hall and accommodate vegetarians as well as omnivores. See the Camper info page for information about special diets. You may sign up for the vegetarian option and specify other dietary preferences on the Application Form when you register for camp.

Camper jobs

To help the sessions run smoothly and keep costs down, campers are assigned small chores, such as setting tables before meals or sweeping a dance pavilion. You will be assigned short jobs, none of which will impact your ability to attend classes.


The Pinewoods Camp Store sells snacks, ice cream, and sundries and is open on a self-serve basis throughout the weekend. The Folk Arts Center’s Little Shop of Horas® travels to camp and is available throughout the weekend. The shop sells CDs and DVDs of music from around the world, music songbooks, and T-shirts.