North Texas Traditional Dance Society

NTTDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that promotes a better understanding and appreciation of American folk dancing, its music, its history, and related folklore. We are a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society.


Dance Camp History

Wouldn't it be nice to have a camp where musicians can jam together and learn from each other in a relaxed, fun atmosphere ? How about a camp where dancers can enjoy the music of the jamming musicians and learn new moves from each other ? How about in a natural setting, away from the hectic pace of the big city, for longer than a quick weekend ?

Fiddler Mimi Rogers had been dreaming of a camp like that for many years. She finally decided she'd try to make it happen. The result is a 3-day, 4-night music and dance camp at a retreat center on the North shore of Lake Texoma.

Finding a time and a location were major problems. After scouring most of Texas and parts of Oklahoma, she settled on a lovely church camp that was available between Christmas and New Year's, when many people take time off for the holidays. The first one was during the 1999-2000 transition, aply named Millenium Madness. Thereafter, it has been called Fiddler's Dream.

The camp draws over 100 people from Texas, Oklahoma, and surrounding states, including a strong contingent from Kansas. The space is limited, so if you ever get the chance to go, sign up early or you might miss out.

Photos from several years

Here is a list of all of the camps.


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