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.


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Cross Point Methodist Camp
Kingston, OK (North shore of Lake Texoma)
Thu Dec 30, 2010 - Sun Jan 2, 2011

This ALL-VOLUNTEER event is a 3-day/3-night weekend for callers, dancers, and traditional musicians to enjoy one another's talents and company in a camp setting. The focus is contra dance and related music. Everyone has the opportunity to help provide the entertainment for this event, which begins THURSDAY with the evening meal and ends SUNDAY with lunch.

Musicians can jam, play for dancing, and lead workshops in tunes or techniques. Callers and others can lead a dance session (contra, square, English Country, couples dance, etc.) a song session, other activities, or just dance.

The content of the schedule is largely dependent upon the skills of and suggestions made by those attending, via the registration form and a new FACEBOOK discussion.

MUSICIANS: You are encouraged to download and learn a few common tunes for the weekend.

The Camp, Cross Point Methodist, lies on the North Shore of Lake Texoma, about two hours from Dallas or Oklahoma City. It features a lovely dance hall that doubles as dining hall, with a beautiful (and soft) wood floor, lots of large windows, and great atmosphere.

LODGING is in 2-sided heated bunkhouse cabins, with bathroom in the middle, separating both sides. An attempt will be made to limit each side of the cabin to 6 persons, or a Maximum of 12 persons per cabin or 6 persons per side.
Tent and limited RV space is also available. There are also several motels near by if you'd prefer them. See the list below.

MEALS: All meals are prepared by the camp staff and are included in the 'with meals' registration. If you see that the food provided by the camp will not work for you, then you can choose the 'NO MEALS' registration option. Your name badge will reflect that choice. You are welcome to make use of the kitchen located in Madill cabin on site, which contains a microwave, full size and mini refrigerators, and a sink. You may want to bring an electric skillet or grill.
WE CAN MAKE NO OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS FOR SPECIAL DIETS. PLEASE DO NOT ASK THE KITCHEN STAFF FOR OPTIONS NOT LISTED ON THE MENU.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY DEC 19
NO DROP-INS ALLOWED

WE HAVE NEW REGISTRATION POLICIES! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

  1. The event is 3 nights long and this is the ONLY registration option.
  2. A degree of GENDER BALANCE will be attempted, applying to dancers only. Non-dancers will count toward the event maximum.
  3. NTTDS membership hath its privileges. This is a way for the sponsoring organization to reward its members. Until Oct 23, 2010 only NTTDS members will be counted toward the maximum attendance and the gender balance. After Oct 23, registration is open to all others. You can join NTTDS with your registration.
  4. YOU help fill in the schedule with dance, music, or other workshops by having discussions with one another on FACEBOOK! Otherwise, the schedule will consist ONLY of contra dance segments assigned to callers and bands in the mornings and evenings.
    At a time closer to the event, all registrants will be invited via email to join a Facebook page created just for Fiddler's Dream scheduling. You will also receive a list of attendees, their email addresses, and perhaps a suggestion of what other campers may be able to offer in terms of workshops. It will be UP TO YOU to help fill in the blanks on the schedule. You will also be advised as to time segments and number and size of available meeting spaces.

COST: The cost for all 3 days with all options is $140. Several options are available, but ALL are for the full weekend. There are no options for partial attendance. Children ages 1-7 are half price. Infants less than one year of age are free. Add $10 per person after Dec 1.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Registrants will receive a confirmation letter a couple of weeks prior to the event, containing map and directions to the camp, suggestions of what to bring, and perhaps schedule information.

Cancellations/Refunds: You will receive a full refund if you notify the registrar, Lori Simon, by midnight December 20; 50% after that date - OR - IN FULL after Dec 20, ONLY IF there is an equal replacement from the waiting list.

Please note: The camp allows NO ALCOHOL and NO PETS on the property at any time.

Please make checks payable to NTTDS
Mail Registration form and Payment to:
Lori Simon, 920 Melrose Drive, Richardson, TX, 75080
Direct questions or comments there
or by e-mail: or cell phone: 469-834-0940

ALTERNATIVE LODGING: (prices as of 2002)
1. Kingston Lodge, 580-564-1495, 12 units, $35-$45
2. Bob's Lake Country Motel, 580-564-4424, $46 for 1-2 persons, $54 for 3, $59 for 4 (plain but nice. 3-4 miles from camp)
3. Texoma Lodge, 580-564-2311, 5 mi. E. of town on Hwy. 70, 100 rooms, some cottages, $60-$150
4. Buncombe Creek Resort, 800-636-2543, 10 mi. south of town on Hwy. 32, renting only mobile home trailers, $45-55/night
5. Soldier Creek Resort, 580-564-3670, 6 mi. south, cabins & mobile homes, various prices.
6. Lakeside Motel 580-564-4442, 4 mi. east of town on Hwy. 70, $38.50 for 1 person, $4 for each additional person
7. Lakeway Motel 580-564-2411, in Kingston, $30-$40

Map and Directions     Information Sheet (30 KB PDF file)


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