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... 

What's New

CDSS Community Forum

We just launched the CDSS Community Forum as a way of enhancing communication between our community, Board and staff. Take a look and join the conversation!

Midwest Camp Survey

Give us your ideas about a possible CDSS summer camp in the center of the continent. Take our survey

Camp Changes in 2015

See FAQs, a letter from David Millstone, and other info.


We’re pleased to announce the CDSS Lifetime Contribution Award for 2014 will be presented to Jim Morrison of Charlottesville, VA on November 22; details later.

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CDSS 2013 Annual Report

Click on the image above for a beautiful flipbook of the 2013 Annual Report