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 2017

Terpsichore 2017 New Staff List:
- Jared Kirkpatrick, drumming
- Lalah Manly: jewelery making
- Rashi Thapar: Bollywood dancing
- Dave Wiesler: Piano
Terpsichore 2017 Returning Staff List:
Renee Brachfeld, Meg Dedolph, John Devine, Gaye Fifer, Steve Hickman, Kappy Laning, Laura Light, Bob Mathis, Rusty and Claire Orner, DeLaura Padovan, Ruth Pershing, Eric Schedler, Tali Stopak, Jonathan Whitall, Katie Zukof