About Terpsichore's Holiday

Dance, sing, craft, play, and laugh for a week sharing joy with others.

Terp·sich·o·re  \ ˌtərp-ˈsi-kə-(ˌ)rē \ : the Greek Muse of dancing and choral song

Terpsichore's Dance Holiday was founded in the mid-1990s by folk dance families. Dance traditions experienced at Terpsichore include contra, squares, waltz, swing, blues, Morris, rapper, English Country, clogging, and more. 

Terpsichore's Holiday today brings together folk traditions of dance, art, and music into a week-long community. It's a time to get away at the end of the year and try a new instrument, sing a few songs, create an art project, and advance your musicianship. Novice dancers wishing to experience a new kind of vacation are welcome.

The dance week takes place yearly from December 27-January 1. Arrive the afternoon of December 27. Unpack before dinner. Enjoy welcome community gathering and dance. Four days feature classes, community gatherings, and dancing through the night. Grand finale is New Years Eve celebration and dance. Say goodbye after breakfast on January 1st.  


Staff for 2018

Staff for 2018- NYE19 include:

Marliss Manning Brockton, polynesian dance and rhythm

Deborah Clark-Colon, fiddle

Karl Colon, guitar

Bobby Douglas, percussion

Tom Splisbury, ECD

Janine Smith, contras, squares, singing squares

Kappy Laning, ritual dance

Meg Dedolph, MC, fiber arts, merriment

Bob Mathis, longsword, MC, chaos

John Devine, Nature walk, guitar, pied piper

Ruth Pershing, song, games

Ross Harriss, Sound