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 29, 2011 - Sun Jan 1, 2012

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 think 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.

This year the snacks table will not be as lavish as in past years. We ask that some of you bring your favorite snacks to share.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY DEC 17
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 only NTTDS members will be counted toward the maximum attendance and the gender balance. Starting on 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. Otherwise, the schedule will consist ONLY of contra dance segments assigned to callers and bands up to 3 times each day.
    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. 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.
There are two ways to register:
Download the hardcopy flier and send it in with a check
Use the ONLINE Registration and pay via PayPal or credit card.
REGISTER EARLY. The deadline for registration is Dec 17, but it is expected to fill up well before then. A waiting list will be maintained.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email 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, Lee Dixon, by midnight December 17; 50% after that date - OR - IN FULL after Dec 17, 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:
Lee Dixon, 5507 Anita Street, Dallas, TX 75206
Direct questions or comments there
or by e-mail: or home phone: 214-828-9591

ALTERNATIVE LODGING: (prices as of 2011)
Kingston Lodge, 580-564-1495, 12 units, $49-$79
Bob's Lake Country Motel, 580-564-4424, $65 (plain but nice. 3-4 miles from camp)
Buncombe Creek Resort, 800-636-2543, 10 mi. south of town on Hwy. 32, renting only mobile home trailers, $70
5. Soldier Creek Resort, 580-564-3670, 6 mi. south, cabins ($55-$80) & mobile homes ($90-$155).
Lakeside Motel 580-564-4442, 4 mi. east of town on Hwy. 70, rooms with 2 queen beds $60, cabins for 4 people $85
Lakeway Motel 580-564-2411, in Kingston, $49-$79

Map and Directions     Online Registration     Information Sheet (25 KB PDF file)


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