Seabeck Dance Camp
Everybody loves Seabeck. And they have for the past 17 years.
It’s magic…Time-out-of-time…Where everyone lets their hair down, learns new dances, new skills, new moves, new techniques—and just dances like crazy!
Come join 100 or so of your new closest friends: dancing (of course), walking in nature, chatting across the table over the home-style meals, and snuggling into the rustic accommodations that give this campus its old-school charm.
The Seabeck team headed up by Jodi, Dean and Pat has lined up A-Level instructors along with live music and DJs for the weekend. We’re now recruiting a crew of heroic volunteers for these four days of nonstop fun. (Are you one of our volunteer angels? Please contact Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
What’s the difference between a dance class and a dance camp?
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We are proud to announce the phenomenal teachers that have joined our Seabeck dance instruction crew so far….
Brewing up a cauldron of fun and dance joy, Jodi is delighted to be the artistic director and also teaching waltz and other rhythm concoctions at camp.
That said, we all know from what little woodland creature the TRUE magic emanates.
Seabeck’s administrative director, Dean Paton, will be making sure all is in flow and full of wonder, as well as waltzing his way to a foxtrot full of pizazz and shimmering dance technique.
Wren Newman and Scot McKay
They cast a spell of wonder-full West Coast Swing, Country Two Step & other secret fancies on Seabeck’s dance floors.
Lauren Smith and Peter Flahiff
They weave movement magic with Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Vernacular Jazz & other Swing Era dances. With 40 years of teaching experience between them, their sharp skills and even sharper wit, are sure to elevate your dance delight.
Sean Donovan and Erika Olsen
Sean Donovan rounds out our team of talented, entertaining instructors. He and his partner Erika are sure to enchant the camp with their polished technique and styling.
Seabeck Saturday Dance
Musical magicians: Birch Pereira, Casey MacGil, Jonathon Doyle and Adrian on drums will be putting us under their spell.
The historic Seabeck Conference Center, on the shore of Hood Canal, has always hosted us. This year’s camp runs from Thursday evening, November 2, through Sunday afternoon, November 5. Camp opens at 4 p.m. Thursday and concludes at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The camp features intermediate-level dance instruction over the four days and three nights of dancing till you can dance no more.
NW Dance is rightly proud of Seabeck’s longstanding tradition—our camp truly spreads the joys of social dancing. Year after year after year.
Get your deposit in today to reserve your spot at camp. Deposits refundable till October 15.
Seabeck Dance Camp specializes in advance-beginner to intermediate-level instruction. Previous experience in partner dancing is required and solid knowledge of swing-dance basics is highly recommended.
Seabeck Conference Center has a variety of accommodations:
- Older, vintage buildings with 1-3 beds per room, some with shared bathrooms, and some with en suite bathrooms. There are 10 single rooms available, all with shared bathrooms.
- Newer buildings added in the last 10 years with newer furnishings, 2 beds per room, and ensuite bathrooms. There are a total of 16 newer rooms available. These go fast.
- Shared bathrooms have 1-2 showers and several toilet stalls, and are separated for men and women. Typically 2-4 people may share a bathroom.
NOTE—September 11, 2023: All en suite bathrooms are spoken for.
Seabeck will add $150 on top of the base room rate to accommodate a single person in a double room.
We assign rooms on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to get the accommodations best suited to your needs.
Meals are served cafeteria style, and include breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The kitchen offers the following special diets: vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. You are responsible for managing any other dietary issues you may have.
The Program Fee for 2023 is $280. You will pay this when you register. This fee is refundable if you cancel before October 15, 2023.
The Program fee covers all instruction for the 4 days of camp, live music and professionally DJ’d dances, the late night dances and social time.
Seabeck Conference Center (SCC) sets rates for their accommodations, which include 3 nights and 9 meals. Costs range for $260 to $380 per person. SCC will also charge an additional $50 per night for putting a single person in a double room.
It’s happened… the dreaded follows wait list.
Historically, we’ve been able to admit all of the follows on the list. Our leads come through in the end!
To get on the wait list, please register for camp and pay the program fee of $280.
Admission to camp will be made on a first-come, first served basis. We will let you know when you’ve been admitted. Your fee will be refunded in full (to the credit card you used) by Nov 1st, if we are unable to admit you.
Lead/follow couples who register together will continue to be admitted.
Registration closes Friday, October 27th, 2023 at midnight.
Contact Pat Breen, our Seabeck Registrar:
We do hope you’ll be joining us for Seabeck 2023!