held every year during Easter week in Cham, Germany
organized by Dave Preskitt
The European Square and Round Dance College is the oldest running square and round dance week in Europe. It was originally started in 1968 by Cal Golden, who was at the time in the American Military in Europe. Since then, as the military members rotated back to the States, it was passed on to another calling or cueing couple to run. This is the only week-long dance in Europe that features both squares and rounds in 3 halls, running 3 programs continuously the whole week. This great dance week is held in Cham, Germany, in Bavaria, about 1 hour North of Munich and close to the Czech border.
There is a free Trail-In dance on Saturday evening to relax with, then on Sunday the dance week starts with a Welcome Dance, all together. This gives us all a chance to meet and greet friends that we haven't seen sometimes for a year, and to make new friends.
The teaching starts at 9:00 AM with round dance workshops in 3 levels (phase III-IV, IV-V, or V-VI). Each afternoon you can take part in one of the 3 square dance classes, where you can learn figures from the Plus program, the A1 program or the A2 program. To lead the dance programs each year we have 3 of the best callers, and 3 of the best cuers. They are guaranteed to keep you busy learning, and having fun.
the week is not only workshops!
We would love to have you join us for this great, fun-filled week, but remember, there is limited hotel and dance space. So fill a registration form in early.
The convention hotel is the Randsberger Hof. This is a very nice hotel, incorporating part of the old city wall. The rooms are comfortable, all with private shower or bath. The hotel features among other things, a heated swimming pool, Turkish bath, health and beauty center with massages, and a fitness room.
!! The teaching is in English !!