Hello all you dancers out there. We can’t wait to see you again on the playa, whether you’re discovering Tango and Blues Dancing for the first time or are fresh off a European teaching tour.
Wanna come dance with us? Find us on the Playa – we’re usually on the Center Camp road, right across from Center Camp. Stay Tuned for our schedule of classes and dances.
Wanna come camping with us? click on the Interested In Camping With Us page up in the right hand corner.
A four-cycle gas motor like the one in most cars has been described as “suck, squeeze, bang, blow”. Many burner camps go through an annual cycle that looks a lot like this; it’s get ready for the burn (squeeze), experience the burn (BANG!), go home, breath out and decompress (blow), and coast along having your regular life until it’s time to inhale and start prep again (suck).
That means that from September until sometime in the spring, our websites look kinda stale. Mailing list traffic is low. Every once in a while someone mentions they just found some more playa dust on something, or finishes doing that perfect edit of their photos and movies, or gives up on the perfect edit and just throws that stuff right up onto facebook.
Spring is a little early this year; the changes in ticketing mean that some of us have woken up from our climate-controlled not-covered-in-dust quiescence. We’ve poked at websites and anxiously sat by our computers wondering if the BOrg’s software will really work, or if we’ll stare at the “please wait” screen until long after everyone has bought tickets and gone to dinner, or at least thought “Oh hey, better sign up for STEP.”
Good Morning, campers.
Have some bacon if that’s your thing, or a nice piece of pineapple. Read the news, look out at the snow if you have any. And start thinking, start planning. This is the desert calling. The pendulum is swinging from “breath out” to “breath in”. No need to rush, it’s early yet, but start thinking about the heat and the cold and the beauty and the madness, the music and the colors and the sounds of your campmates laughing, vomiting, screwing. When the time comes, be ready to bring it.
- Andrew Bressen
What an amazing year. Here are a few photos of camp.
We will be back, really and for true. We’re placed in Center Camp again: inner wheel at 3:30 between the Black Rock Boutique and the Hang Out.
We offer over 1000′ of dance floor, and 24hr tango and blues music.
We do have room for campers (still finalizing dues) and in our meal plan. Contact email@example.com for details.
Learn how to partner dance with Tangoed up in Blues! We teach tango and blues classes, follow them up with practice time, then happy hour (often with live music), and dances in the evenings. Tango milongas are Monday and Wednesday, Blues dances on Tuesday and Thursday. In our classes, you’ll learn how to do these two social partner dances, how to connect with the music and your partner, how to relax, you’ll get to meet and interact with your playa brethren, and you’ll dance a bunch. During the guided practice time, you’ll have a chance to practice during the day and ask questions of the experienced dancers hanging out. At happy hour, grab a drink, dance and chill. Listen to live music if we have a drop-in musician (or let us know if you you’d like to play some blues or tango music at our camp). And then in the evening, dress up, and come dance the night away. We keep the music running at all hours.
Daily Schedule (Monday-Thursday):
- Classes 2-4pm
- Guided practice time 4-6pm
- Performance time 6-9pm
- Drop in lesson 9-10pm
- Dancing from dusk-dawn
- Monday special milonga (swing by camp for details
- Tuesday special blues dance (swing by camp for details)
- Wednesday milonga
- Thursday blues dance