Texas Camp, held each Thanksgiving weekend, is one of the longest-running and best-loved international folk dance camps in the U.S. The setting is Greene Family Camp, a modern facility in the scenic hill-country of Central Texas. Texas Camp offers a unique opportunity to join in a celebration of music and dance from all over the world in an informal and supportive atmosphere.
In addition to dance instruction — provided by world-class instructors each year — we offer singing classes, a family program with special activities for children ages 3-12, folklore presentations, hearty ethnic cuisine, a host of special-interest dance sessions, and incredible evening parties with live music. Musicians are always welcome at Texas Camp, and are encouraged to join our friendly camp band to perform at parties each evening.
We hope you will join us for a wonderful holiday experience full of dancing, feasting, fellowship, music and fun.
- Enjoy wonderful ethnic cuisine made from traditional recipes
- Shop at the Balkan Bazaar for authentic costumes – We are delighted to have Suze and Richie bringing us their mountain of folk-friendly treasures once again this year!
- Kids’ club for kids age 3-16, where our experienced sta of counselors create a magical
experience for our younger generation.
- Children’s music and dance coordinator, who will ensure that members of Kids’ Club have the opportunity to learn age-appropriate and fun music and dance.
Texas Camp features a strong live-music tradition: the versatile Texas Camp Band, and others will also perform.
TIFD offers a limited number of full scholarships in memory of longtime dancer and Texas Camp attendee Bobbi Gillotti. To apply for this scholarship fill out the application form.
Family Support Program
Children 16 and younger attend free with parent or guardian; so, this year make Texas Camp a family affair! While parents participate in workshops or evening parties, kids age 3 and up can be part of Kids’ Club, where our experienced staff of counselors create a magical experience for our younger generation. Whether at the “Clubhouse” for arts and crafts or leading a scavenger hunt, the Kids’ Club staff will help facilitate games, activities, and projects to engage and delight our younger campers, while they form friendships that last. Special this year, we have a Children’s Music and Dance Coordinator on staff, who will ensure that members of Kids’ Club have the opportunity to learn age-appropriate and fun Turkish, Scandinavian, and other international folk dances.