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...
Looking For More Information About
- Contra dance?
- English country dance?
- Square dance?
- Display/ritual dance (Morris, Longsword, rapper, etc.)?
- Folk songs (ballads, sea shanties, rounds, pub songs)?
- Organizing a traditional dance or song event?
- Attending a dance or music camp?
- Regional Leadership Conferences?
- Getting support for an event?
- Finding a dance or song event in your area?
- Finding a group in your area?
- The Contra Dance Callers Survey?
- Videos illustrating the Cracking Chestnuts dances?
Camp Registration Open!
Come dance and sing your brains out this summer!
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.
Southwest Regional Organizers Conference (SWROC)
Registration now open for this weekend for dance organizers, September 19-21 in Albuquerque (co-sponsored by CDSS).
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!