April 9-16, 2015

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UK showing location of dance week

Summary: A total of 95 people were resident at this dance week, with 81 Brits registered to attend either Saturday (73 attended) or Tuesday (40 attended). It was a terrific crowd.  Wild Asparagus were really cranking all week creating a high energy level on the floor. Vertical Expression provided incredibly motivating music for us also on Sunday. Quentin Fletcher did an outstanding job with sound for us and Steve Jolly put up some amazing lights for us. The King’s School, Ely staff and facilities were fabulous. I could not have done it without a huge amount of help from Judy McDowell, Pam Martin, Rima Forrest, Brian Klock, Adam Hughes, Ruth Hawksley and many, many others who pitched in seeing things needing to be done. We had excursions to Sandringham, Bletchley, Lavenham, WIcken Fen, Castle Acre and Cromer, and 3 boat rides to a pub. We also had our own personal organ concert in Ely Cathedral by Edmund Aldhouse and entertainment on Saturday by the Gog Magog Molly dancers.

THE FUTURE:  This event will not take place in 2016, but 2017 and 2018 are being considered.  If you are interested and would like to be on our mailing list please send your name and e-mail here.

Archive narrative: “Come join us for a dance vacation in the beautiful medieval cathedral city of Ely, near Cambridge, England.  We will dance in the evenings to the wonderful music of Wild Asparagus, joined by Mark Hellenberg on percussion, with George Marshall calling!!!  In addition we plan to have an English band and caller for one of the evenings.  The days will be free for relaxation or for sightseeing, with plenty of activities possible, as indicated in the links on some of our pages. You will typically fly to London and we will meet you off the train in Ely.  (London to Ely is 70 minutes on the train.)

Note that the price of $1275 includes all accommodations and breakfast, dinner and snacks each day – a real bargain for Europe!!  A real treat for singles and couples alike as you will be able to enjoy a vacation in England with friends!!  Plus, you will not need a car as the train station is close to the camp.

George Marshall calling in Ely

George Marshall calling in Ely

Ely Cathedral

West Tower of Ely Cathedral