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NGI Recipient: Courtney Riker

Session Attended: Country Dance and Song Society - English Dance Week (2015)

My time at Pinewoods Camp during English Week was filled with sweat and smiles. The dancing was unbelievable and though exhausting at times, it was enjoyable. I was glad there was a yoga class to relax and stretch the muscles I’d been using during dance. I met some of the nicest people and danced with some of the most talented (English and Scottish) dancers.

The classes I attended were informative in an area I have difficulty with and showed me how to use all the musical phrasing while dancing. I also enjoyed the dance demonstrations, and I hope the next time I attend camp I’ll take a longsword class. I was in awe.

I miss dancing every day and the pond scenery and the food. The cooks did an excellent job accommodating a variety of different diets.

I cannot thank you enough for giving my sister and me these scholarships. We had a wonderful time.