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International Sessions at Pinewoods Camp

2022 Schedule

Spaces available for the FolkDays, waitlist for the Weekend.

Both Sessions:    Thursday, June 23 - Thursday, June 30
Weekend Session Only:    Thursday, June 23 - Monday, June 27
FolkDays Session Only:    Monday, June 27 - Thursday, June 30

View fees and registration information here.

Dance leaders

Bianca de Jong (international dance)

Bianca de Jong

Bianca de Jong has been teaching folk dance since 1977, active in several aspects of teaching folk dance. Besides Bulgarian folk dance, she teaches folk dances from different countries on all levels. She has taught in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Australia, Canada, and England, as well as Belgium, Finland, Hong Kong, Israel, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States. She has taught at the dance academy in Tilburg (Holland) and Koupio (Finland) and is still a guest teacher for folklore dance techniques at the professional Het Internationaal Danstheater in Amsterdam.

Kumu Hula Kawika Alfiche (Hawaiian dance, music, and culture)

Kumu Hula Kawika Alfiche

Kumu Hula Kawika Keikiali'ihiwahiwa Alfiche has been teaching hula and Hawaiian cultural arts for almost 30 years. Kawika is the Hula Master (Kumu Hula) for Hālau o Keikiali'i, and is the Director for the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center in South San Francisco. With a mission to preserve and perpetuate all things Hawaiian, Kawika spends his life learning, teaching and sharing his culture through the hula and cultural arts and continues to teach throughout the globe.

Kawika has had impeccable training from his Kumu. His first Kumu Hula was Tiare Maka-Olanolan Clifford of Hanalei, Kaua`i. After her passing in 1992, Kumu Kawika became a student (haumana) of Kumu Hula Harriet Kahalepoli Keahilihau-Spalding of Keaukaha, Hawai`i. It was Aunty Harriet who had Kawika open Hālau in 1994, and in 1996, she had him study with Kumu Hula Rae Kahikilaulani Fonseca of Hilo, Hawai`i who is an `uniki (formal graduate) of Uncle George Lanakilakekiahiali`i Na`ope, hula master and treasure of Hawai’i.

Music

Weekend: The Vaccinated Squirrel Orchestra - Patrick Yacono (Director)

FolkDays: The Pinewoods Band - Tom Pixton (Director)

COVID Guidelines

Folk Arts Center and Pinewoods Camp will be following CDC, state, and town of Plymouth guidelines in order to safely structure our time at camp. View the Covid Policy page, which will be updated whenever the guidelines change.