Camp information

XVIII  Traditional Dance camp

To promote traditional dances and dance club traditions, improve the skills of dancers and musicians as well as to develop and strengthen cooperation between traditional dance activists, Riga Folk Dance Club organizes a traditional dance camp and workshop.

The dance camp will be an opportunity to learn familiar and not so well-known Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Russian, Belarusian, and other European traditional dances, as well as English long-way dances from the Jane Austen period, and take part in traditional singing. Musicians will be able to extend their skills in playing various instruments. Every night there will be a great dance party!

Especially invited to the camp are those who would like to establish their own dance clubs in schools, parishes or towns.

The camp will take place from 14th-15th August 2021 in Butku dzirnavas. Address: "Butku dzirnavas", Kurmenes parish, Bauskas district, LV-5115.

Butku dzirnavas is located in the southern part of Zemgale, about 85 km from Riga, between Skaistkalne and Kurmene, near the border with Lithuania. 

Arrival at the camp location and participant registration and settling in is from 14th August between 9:00 and 10:00. 

Catering: 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for a total sum 7,00 Eur/per day. You will be asked to pay for catering at registration. For us to guarantee catering you need to register for the camp by 9th August, 12:00.

Accommodation: in your personal tents, the attic of the house or shed, or in the nearest guest houses. Outside showers will be available.

Participation fee if registered until 8rd August: Eur 15,- 

Participation fee if registered after 8rd August: Eur 20,- 

Musicians have 100% discount on the participation fee.

Children up to 14 years of age have a 50% discount.

Participation fee includes all activities, dance evenings, accommodation in tents or the attic.

Additional costs: Catering fee of 7 Eur per day, special services (will be clarified).

It is possible to pay when registering at the camp or via bank transfer until 3rd August 2021.

Additional information: Participants who are under the age of 18 can take part in the camp only if accompanied by an adult (group leader, a parent or parent’s authorized person). All participants who are younger than 18 and are attending the camp without their parents or a guardian must submit the participant’s application together with a trust deed form. Example of the deed:

Please do not forget to take shoes that are comfortable for dancing and do not damage the floor! :)

Application form Only a correctly and fully filled application form gives the right to participate in the camp.

Participants must follow all safety regulations and rules set by the state regards the Covid 19, rules:

For more information or questions please contact us:

The organizers reserve the right to change or adjust the format of the camp, location, time, number of participants, etc.


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