Cal Drum & Dance Camp

Cal Drum & Dance Camp

07/19/2017 - 07/23/2017
All Day

July 19-23
Pescadero, CA

Join percussionists Robert Wallace and Ben Isaacs and dancer Alyssa DeCaro for an exciting five days / four nights rhythm adventure to the beauty and seclusion of California’s Central Coast. Surrounded by oak and redwood trees, the California Drum & Dance Camp site is a private, 22-acre retreat center located near Pescadero, CA, about 1.5 hrs. south of San Francisco.

Enjoy miles of trails along cascading streams and little waterfalls that run through fern-covered redwood forests. Swim in the pool, relax, soak in the hot tub, get away from it all!


Each day, students will be offered over five hours of expert drum/percussion instruction with world-class teachers Robert Wallace (Margareth Menezes, Bonnie Riatt, David Rudder), and Ben Isaacs (Salif Kone, Badu Diop, Naby Bangoura).

They will be covering traditional arrangements of rhythms from West Africa (Guinee, Senegal, and Mali), as well as Afro-Cuban folkloric Rumba, Bembe, Iyesa and Makuta rhythms, Brazilian Samba and Ijexa, and new music from Havana, Rio, Salvador, Bahia and Oakland, CA.

There will also be 1 dance class per day offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Alyssa DeCaro accompanied by live drumming with the Rhythm Cafe drummers.

Other activities at the Drum Camp: swimming, hiking, frisbee, volleyball, pingpong, hot tub, hanging out!

Positive, supportive vibe prevails! We are a fun-loving group of adventurous musicians who enjoy learning/teaching and creating an inclusive and dynamic Camp environment.

The California Drum & Dance Camp includes:

  • Four Nights Accommodation (bed and camping options)
  • Three delicious and nutritious meals a day
  • Five hours of Drum Classes per day, 1 dance class (Th, Fri, Sat)
  • Nightly Jams, hot tub, frisbee, volleyball, ping-pong, hiking, swimming
  • All included in the low price of $575!

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