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Monday, May 18, 2015

Wheatland Music Organization's Traditional Arts Weekend

Each year, Wheatland Music Organization puts on Traditional Arts Weekend. This year, the dates are May 22-24. This event is a great way to dip your toe into the world of traditional music, dance, and visual arts in a beautiful setting. It is held on the Wheatland Music Festival site, but feels more intimate due to the smaller number of participants.

From Wheatland's website:
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. 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, Klezmer-Contra, Swing and Cajun.
The prices are as follows:

All Weekend
Adults (16+) $75 / Children (11-15) $20 / Children (5-10) $5
Saturday Only
Adults (16+) $40 / Children (11-15) $12 / Children (5-10) $5
Sunday Only
Adults (16+) $40 / Children (11-15) $12 / Children (5-10) $5
Evening Passes (at gate only)
$5 per night OR Friday night you can purchase 3 Evening Passes (Fri, Sat, Sun) for just $10!

The full schedule can be found here. See you there!