25th Annual Traditional Arts Weekend

May 24, 2013 @ 11:30 pm – May 26, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Wheatland Festival Grounds
7251 50th Avenue
Remus, MI 49340

Traditional Arts Weekend (formerly known as Dance Camp) is an annual event held over Memorial Day weekend on the Wheatland Festival grounds near Remus, Michigan. The Community Education committee provides over 80 workshops in traditional forms of dance, music, crafts, vocal, and instrument instruction that participants might not otherwise be exposed to. Free primitive camping for participants. Food is available to purchase on site. Traditional Arts Weekend has become a very popular Wheatland event for those seeking more personal instruction.

Participants can register for the entire weekend, a single day, or workshop. Some workshops have limited participation. There are evening performances and dances which include Square & Contra, Swing, Salsa, Ceili, and Cajun.

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Main Stage

7:30-8:15         Drew Nelson in concert
9:30-???           Slow Jam w/Kathy Hagen, Glynn & Susie Russell  (all instruments welcome, all levels of players welcome)

Dance Pavilion

6:30-7:30         Group Dancing:  Rapper, Team Clogging with Sharon Leahy & Nic Gareiss
9:00-10:15       Contra Dance with Notorious ~ Ron Buchanan calling

10:30-12:00     Contras & Squares with The Rhythm Billies ~ Glen Morningstar calling

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Main Stage

7:00-7:45         Dan Brandon CD Release
8:00-8:45         Notorious in concert

9:00-10:30       Salsa Dance with Salsa Verde

Dance Pavilion

6:30-8:00        Group Dancing:  Rapper, Team Clogging with Sharon Leahy & Nic Gareiss
8:30-10:00       Square Dance and clogging performance with Carry it on… Musicians and Dancers

10:15-12:00     Swing Dance with Jive At Five

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Main Stage

7:00-7:45          Drive South in concert

8:00-10:00       Squares/Contras/Reels with Blue Water Ramblers

Dance Pavilion

5:30-7:00           Couple Dancing:  The Basics of Waltz, Two-Step and Swing with Matt Gordon

7:15-8:30         Squares & Contras with Rhythm Billies ~ Glen Morningstar calling
8:45-10:00        Contra Dance with Notorious ~ Ron Buchanan calling

10:15-12:00     Cajun Dance with K. Jones and The Benzie Playboys