WE LOVE traditional and participatory dance, music and song, especially those with roots in English and North American culture. We believe in the joy and strength they bring to individuals and communities, and we are committed to their vitality and sustainability. Read more about our traditions...
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Camp Registration Open!
Details on the 2014 camp season have been posted and registration is open.
Vote for the Proposed CDSS Bylaw Changes
A postcard has been mailed out to current members asking you to vote for the proposed Bylaw changes.
US Members: Click here for more info
Canadian and Overseas Members: Click here to vote
Centennial Tour Communities Chosen
Seven groups have been chosen to be our local partners for the CDSS Centennial Tour; details will be announced later. Thanks to everyone who applied - we wish we could visit you all!
Contra Dance Callers Survey
The findings from our Contra Task Group's survey of 500 callers are fascinating. See the summary.
Cracking Chestnuts Videos
This companion page features links to videos illustrating the dances.