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Summer Gathering

Private lake dance party weekend

August 5th-7th OlyDance is hosting a private lake dance party weekend including, workshops, live music, shows and more! Our goal is to build and practice community that supports individuals and heals trauma through dance, music, creativity, human connection, humor, joy, and participation. 

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What kind of Partner dancing is this event?

What is Fusion dance? 

There are many descriptions out there, but OlyDance's is both "the combination of elements from different dance styles brought together to create a unique dance experience OR something completely new and unique on its own; usually based in partnership, connection, and interpretation". Can be done either solo or partnered to a variety of music.

We love Fusion dancing here at OlyDance because there is a large variety of dance music that makes your body want to move out there, and we want to DJ like that. We dance for fun, community, creativity, and dispelling hard times

Expect lots of partner dancing! There are only so many ways to move, and the language of partner dance can be adapted to any music. Our dance classes will focus on

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Where

If you ever missed out on or remember the fun of going to summer camp as a kid this is your chance! We have rented the Panhandle Lake 4H camp again adults deserve some fun. This time the sun will be out and we will be able to enjoy the beautiful private lake and Kayaks/water vehicles. Spend each night in a dorm, tent, open air cabin, your car/RV (2 RV spots available), or on the floor of the lodge.

August 5th, 6th, and 7th will be full of partner/solo dance classes, dance parties, performances, community building and more!  Monday August 8th checkout before noon so we can clean and give the camp back

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Food/Accomadations

Friday meals are TBA after finalizing check-in time. Expect breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks provided for on Saturday and Sunday, quick Breakfast Monday before checkout for a total of . Delicious gluten-free, vegan, and allergy sensitive meals

Spend each night in a dorm, your tent, open air cabin, your car/RV (2 RV spots available), or on the floor of the lodge next to the fire. Expect to bring your own bedding. 

last Gathering we had wonderful food donations from local butchers and farmers. Would you like to donate for this one or barter a dance pass? Send us an email, our community will be very grateful.

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Schedule

August 5th, 6th, and 7th will be full of partner/solo dance classes, dance parties, performances, community building and more!  Monday August 8th checkout before noon so we can clean and give the camp back

Specific times/schedule for activities, classes, live music, etc will be posted closer to the event

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Volunteer for free or 50% off admission!

We could not do these events if it wasn't for volunteers! We can only have so many so please fill out our volunteer form below to register (button below)

Volunteer Duties/Roles!

Kitchen crew

Help prepare and cook meals with instruction from one of our lead cooks, clean up dishes made from cooking meal, and prepare space for eating.

Food handlers card required, let us know if you need help paying for the cost.

Setup/Breakdown

Help us move, setup, and break down the events decorations, sound equipment, eating spaces, 

Libation station

Help keep fancy drinks made for people to quell their thirst from all the dance and playing in the sun like ice tea, lemonade, and coffee in the morning.

Registration

Help check-in arriving people and get them situated with their surroundings.

Ambiance

Help setup/maintain lighting and decorations.

Limited amount of volunteer spots available

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Day passes and class passes will be open for purchase closer to the event date

Full pass will always be the best deal