Scottish Weekend is ON for 2021!

September 24-26, 2021

After much thoughtful deliberation and careful review of our survey results, we are delighted to announce that Scottish Weekend 2021 IS ON, again at beautiful Camp Louise in Cascade, MD! We welcome as our teachers this year Robert McOwen (Boston, MA) and Yvonne Yang (Annandale, Virginia), plus additional staff teachers. Scottish Weekend is known for its splendid musicians, and this year will be no exception! Details to come in the weeks ahead.

WHAT ARE WE DOING TO MAKE IT A SAFE WEEKEND FOR ALL?

Attendance is offered to FULLY-VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS only – certification of vaccination (pdf or jpeg copy of CDC Form or Medical Facility record of vaccination) must be provided to the Registrar by Sep 11. If you have elected for a two-shot vaccine, the second shot must have been received at least two weeks prior to arriving at camp.

We are focusing on local teaching and music staff to lessen the chance of introducing variant COVID strains. Limited-occupancy accommodation is available in either 2-person rooms/cabins or in bunkhouses (4 persons per bunkhouse – larger groups allowed upon request). Masks will not be required at any time, but you are of course free to wear a mask if that is your preference. Classes and evening programs will take place in the usual locations, with as much fresh air ventilation as possible. Dancing will be as usual – taking hands, etc. All participants will be asked to use the provided hand sanitizer upon entry into the room and during breaks. You are welcome to wear gloves while dancing if you wish (please bring your own).

Camp Louise will have just completed a full camping season, and they have many safety measures in place:

Food will be served, as opposed to a buffet
Plexiglass partitions will be going up where necessary and appropriate
Two coffee stations will be set up to alleviate crowding in that area
Sanitizer will be available at all areas of camp and required upon entry to Dining Hall
Toasters will not be available
Touchless hand-washing stations are being installed at certain areas of camp
Additional ventilation throughout camp

Recognizing that none of us have been able to do our usual level of dancing, we are planning a somewhat lower-impact weekend, with lots of stretching, to help prevent injury.

WE NEED YOUR HELP…!

Obviously, it is not “business as usual” this year. We understand that some of you aren’t ready to return to live dancing yet, and we totally get that. But if you are intending to come, it would be of GREAT HELP to us if you REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. We really need to know where we stand by August 15, so we are asking everyone who intends to come to at least register with a deposit by that time. If we cannot feel assured of enough attendees, we may be forced to cancel. So, the sooner we know whether we’ll have enough people for a viable weekend, the better off we’ll be. (And the fewer gray hairs you’ll have to look at on the heads of the Planning Committee.)

Thank you! We are excited to see - and dance with - you again!

Register for SW 2021 Here!



Haste Ye to SW 2021!

Photo: Danni Downing

Check our website from time to time for updates on Scottish Weekend 2021.

Experience Scottish Weekend for the first time HERE! (PDF)

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