Traditional Arts Weekend

36th Annual TAW

May 24-26, 2024

2024 TRADITIONAL ARTS WEEKEND TICKETS – On Sale April 1

Traditional Arts Weekend has become a popular Wheatland event for those seeking more personal instruction.

Over 80 workshops in traditional forms of dance, music, crafts, vocal and instrument instruction provided.

NEW this year:  no pre-registration will be required for workshops.   For workshops with limited participation, go to the workshop area 10 minutes prior to the start.   When the number of participants is reached, the workshop will be closed.

  • Free primitive camping for participants.
  • Food available to purchase on site. 

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 and Cajun.

Can’t come during the day?   Evening dances are just $5 to attend.  If you attend on Friday night you can buy a wristband for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights for $10!!

 

2023 PRICING
TAW TICKET PRICES Weekend Daily
Adult (ages 16 & up) $90  $50
Children (11-15) $25 $17
Children (5-10) $5 $5
Under 5 Free Free

 

  • 10% discount for paid members on tickets ages 11 & up.
  • Discount not available for online orders.
2024 TRADITIONAL ARTS WEEKEND TICKETS – On Sale April 1


WorkshopsWorkshop Schedule PDFsEvening ScheduleInstructors/Bands/PerformersSilent AuctionAbout

2023 Workshops

INSTRUMENT/MUSIC

  • The Art of Playing w/Laurel Premo
  • Midwest Tunes Workshop w/Steam Machine
  • Old Time Bass w/Nokosee Fields
  • Old Time Fiddle w/Nokosee Fields
  • Banjo Accompaniment for Fiddle w/David Robinson
  • Midwestern Fiddle Tunes w/AJ Srubas
  • Introduction to Missouri Fiddlers w/AJ Srubas
  • Beginning Mandolin w/Tommy McCord & Adam Aymor
  • Flatpicking Guitar w/Tommy McCord, Dan O’Brien & Adam Aymor
  • Jam Circle Etiquette & Improv Tips w/ Tommy McCord, Dan O’Brien, Adam Aymor & Danielle Gyger
  • Pedal Steel Guitar Demonstration w/Adam Aymor & Tommy McCord
  • Cajun Fiddle w/Mark Palms
  • Discovering Blues Mandolin w/Lil Rev
  • Beginning Clawhammer Banjo w/Lil Rev
  • Absolute Beginning Harmonica w/Lil Rev
  • Intro to Fingerpicking The Ukulele w/Lil Rev
  • Hammered Dulcimer w/Kathy Dean
  • Basic Beginning Guitar w/Susie Russell
  • Percussion w/Will (Creole du Nord)
  • Basic Beginning Mandolin w/Glynn Russell
  • Rhythm Guitar in Early Jazz Styles w/Roochie Toochie
  • Saw Playing w/Tom Eno
  • Folkstock w/Mark Baumann & Jim Foerch
  • Old Time Jam/Playing Tunes for Dancing w/Ron Buchanan
  • Songwriters Challenge w/Josh Rose

 

DANCE

  • Appalachian Flatfooting I w/Nic Gareiss
  • Appalachian Flatfooting II w/Nic Gareiss
  • Dance The Tune w/Nic Gareiss
  • Dance in the Moment w/Nic Gareiss
  • Extending Your Percussive Dance Technique w/Nic Gareiss
  • Clogging 101 w/Rina Rossi
  • 20’s Dance Workshops w/Roochie Toochie
  • Swing Dance w/Steve Zaagman
  • Belly Dancing (2 sessions) w/Molly Kozlowski
  • Cajun I & II w/Julie Sherlock
  • Square Dance Calling 101 w/Ron Buchanan

 

VOCAL

  • Tears in My Beer: Sad Songs in Country Music w/David Bowen
  • Irish & Scottish Tunes w/David Bowen
  • Joni Mitchell Tribute w/Stephanie Terpening
  • Rise-Up Singing w/Letha & Rex Raymond
  • Gospel Sing w/Letha & Rex Raymond
  • Country Duets w/Letha & Rex Raymond
  • Harmony Sing w/Carol Palms

 

HISTORY TENT

  • Buying that First Fiddle, Banjo, or Guitar? w/Gray Reynolds & Dan Bauman
  • Learn a Michigan Fiddle Tune w/Gray Reynolds & Dan Bauman
  • Roots in Midwest Fiddling w/Laurel Premo
  • Michigan Lake Shanties w/Stephanie Terpening
  • A History of Michigan Folk Music w/Stephanie Terpening
  • Hurdy Gurdy w/Dave Bowen
  • Ukulele Demonstration w/Dave Birney
  • Making Traditional Arts Spaces More Inclusive w/Multiple Participants

 

ADULT ART

  • Dorset Button Making w/Lisa Ornstein [ Limited Participation ~ Adults only ]
  • Advance Tie Dye w/Janet McFarland [ Limited Participation ~ Adults Only ]
  • Applique Quilting w/Kathy Greenacre [ Limited Participation ~ Adults Only ]
  • Beginning Crocheting w/Kathy Greenacre [ Limited Participation ~ Teens & Adults ]
  • Sheet Music Paper Rose w/Diane Scheuermann [ Limited Participation ~ Ages 10 & Up ]
  • Wool Felting Ball Garland w/Deborah Macauley [ Limited Participation ~ Ages 14 & Up ]
  • Beginning Watercolor w/Rebekah Start [ Limited Participation ~ Adults Only ]
  • Watercolor Linoscapes w/Stephanie Jackson [ Limited Participation ~ Ages 18 & Up ]
  • Wood Carving – 2 Sessions w/Randall Westfall & Paul Driggers [ Limited Participation ~ Ages 14 & Up ]
  • Glass Blowing Demo w/Ben Birney
  • Copper Jewelry w/Joan Huevelhorst [ Limited Participation ]
  • Diffuser Bracelet w/Kathleen Turner
  • Decorative Clothing Repair w/Niki Bosnia [ Limited Participation ~ Ages 15 & Up ]

 

MIDDLE GROUND

  • Creative Songs w/Billy King
  • Ice Tye Dye w/Amanda Fogle
  • Hemp Necklaces w/Kendra Mason
  • Watercolor Linoscapes w/Stephanie Jackson [ Limited Participation ~ Ages 14-17 ]
  • Hair Wraps w/Molly Kozlowsk
  • Zipper Bracelet w/Kathy Hillman
  • Open Mic

 

CHILDREN

  • Puppet Making & Puppet Theater w/Kids Hill Committee
  • Wool Dyeing for Kids w/Deborah Macauley [ Limited Participation ~ ages 8-17 ]
  • Ice Cream Making w/Carol Foerch
  • Finger Weaving a Friendship Bracelet w/Carol Foerch
  • Hemp Necklaces w/Kendra Mason
  • Wild Watercolors w/Stephanie Jackson [ Limited Participations ~ Ages 10-13 ]
  • Kids in the Kitchen w/The Kellys
  • Ukes for Kids w/David Birney & David Cotton
  • Face Painting w/Shawna Hill
  • Rock Painting w/Kids Hill Committee
  • Tote Bag Stenciling w/Kids Hill Committee
  • Harmonica for Kids w/Jim Foerch
  • Novelty Percussion and Foley Workshop w/Roochie Toochie
  • Fiddle for Kids w/Bruce Bauman
  • Drum Jam for Kids w/ Brenda Bonter
  • Kids Open Mic w/Blue Water Ramblers

 

FAMILY

  • Traditional Craft, Music & Dances w/Wally Ewing and Friends
  • Family Dances
  • Cranky Show w/Roochie Toochie
  • Play Party Dances w/Stephanie Terpening

 

MISC

  • Stepping Stones
  • Family Bird Walk w/Deborah Macauley
  • Yeast Baking w/The Kellys
  • Make & Take a Hanging Basket w/Matt & Denise Hayes
  • Our Sun; the Great Dwarf w/Steve Shelander

 

2023 Schedule PDS

Traditional Arts Weekend 2023 – Daily Schedules

 

Evening Performances and Dances

2023-EVENING-PERFORMANCES-AND-DANCES

Download the Evening Performances and Dances Schedule shown above.

 

BANDS/PERFORMERS

  • Nic Gareiss and Laurel Premo
  • Steam Machine
  • Roochie Toochie
  • Creole du Nord
  • Wild Honey Collective
  • Blue Water Ramblers
  • Palooka Brothers
  • Jive At Five
  • Lil’ Rev

 

INSTRUCTORS

Art
  • Lisa Ornstein
  • Janet McFarland
  • Kathy Greenacre
  • Diane Scheuermann
  • Deborah Macauley
  • Rebekah Start
  • Stephanie Jackson
  • Randall Westfall
  • Paul Driggers
  • Ben Birney
  • Joan Huevelhorst
  • Kathleen Turner
  • Niki Bosnia

 

Dance
  • Nic Gareiss
  • Rina Rossi
  • Roochie Toochie
  • Steve Zaagman
  • Molly Kozlowski
  • Julie Sherlock
  • Ron Buchanan

 

Vocal/Instrument
  • Laurel Premo
  • Nokosee Fields
  • David Robinson
  • AJ Srubas
  • Tommy McCord
  • Adam Aymor
  • Dan O’Brien
  • Danielle
  • Gyger
  • Mark Palms
  • Carol Palms
  • Billy King
  • Will Osler
  • Mark Baumann
  • Lil’ Rev
  • Roochie Toochie
  • Kathy Dean
  • Susie Russell
  • Glynn Russell
  • Tom Eno
  • David Bowen
  • Letha & Rex Raymond
  • Stephanie Terpening

 

MIDDLE GROUND

  • Billy King
  • Amanda Fogle
  • Kendra Jackson
  • Stephanie Jackson
  • Molly Kozlowski
  • Sarah Cotton Kramer

 

KIDS

  • Deborah Macauley
  • Carol Foerch
  • Kendra Mason
  • Stephanie Jackson
  • Kay & John Kelly
  • David Birney
  • David Cotton
  • Shawna Hill
  • Jim Foerch
  • Roochie Toochie
  • Bruce Bauman
  • Brenda Bonter
  • Blue Water Ramblers
  • Kids Hill Committee

 

FAMILY/MISC

  • Deborah Macauley
  • Kay & John Kelly
  • Denise & Matt Hayes
  • Steve Shelander
  • Dan Hummel
  • Wally Ewing & Friends
  • Roochie Toochie
  • Stephanie Terpening

 

HISTORY TENT

  • Gray Reynolds
  • Dan Bauman
  • Stephanie Terpening
  • Dave Bowen
  • Dave Birney
  • Nic Gareiss
  • Laurel Premo
  • Stephanie Jackson
  • Gray Reynolds

 

Silent Auction

Silent Auction goods will be displayed along with a bid sheet at the Performers Recording section of the Info Building.  Donations are gladly accepted.  Items should be in new or “gently used” condition and relate to WMO’s mission.

Friday: 5-8pm Drop Off; Donations and Bidding Begins
Saturday: 9am-4pm Drop Off; Donations and Open Bidding; 6-8pm Open Bidding
Sunday: 10am-3pm Open Bidding; 3PM BIDDING CLOSES; 4:30-6:30 Auction results and pick-up

Traditional Arts Weekend (formerly known as Dance Camp) is an annual event held over the 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 to which participants might not otherwise be exposed.