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Pinewoods Reel

Pinewoods 2018

Pinewoods Scottish Sessions Camp

Jul 8

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The theme the 2024 Scottish Sessions is 'Wonders'!

This exhilarating reel (with its double triangles and traveling petronellas) recognizes the annual Pinewoods Dance and music camp, located in a beautiful 25-acre pine and beech forest between Long Pond and Round Pond in historicl Plymouth, Massachusetts. There are four large dance pavilions, rustic cabins and houses, two clear-water lakes for swimming and boating, an open-sided Dining Hall with beautiful views over the water, and a camp house for various gatherings. These next two weeks highlight Scottish Dance, with attendees traveling from near and far to take part in the open air dancing! 🌲 🌲 🌲🕺 💃 🎶 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇺🇸 🏕️

Pinewoods Reel

The Pinewoods Camp is the location of a week long Scottish Country Dance workshop in the woods of Plymouth, Massachusetts.  


From the website:


"People return from Pinewoods with memories: Grand marches wending through the woods at sunset, a world-class fiddler practicing on the porch of her cabin as you pass by, the 31-inch snapping turtle we found living under Long Pond dock. From the moment you're woken by the sound of pipes drifting through the sentinel pines to the time you follow the glow of your flashlight down the path to your cabin, every day at Pinewoods offers a wealth of stories you won't find anywhere else."


Located between Long Pond and Round Pond, both ponds are available for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and the occasional aquatic strathspey.  Classes and evening dances are held in open-sided pavilions with sprung wooden floors."

For a video of the dance performed at the Bellingham, Washington Scottish Country Ball in 2009, see below.

To see what's happening this year, check out the Pinewoods facebook group by clicking the beautiful portrait of Pinewoods by artist Kim Jacobs.

Pinewoods Reel

Click the dance cribs or description below to link to a printable version of the dance!

Pinewoods Reel

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