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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It was a great weekend! The 2014 CDSS Lifetime Contribution Award was presented to Jim Morrison of Charlottesville, VA, on November 22nd; photos will be posted later. Read his bio.

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!

Puttin' On the Dance 2

Registration is OPEN for this conference for dance organizers from the Northeast (U.S. & Canada)! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to gather resources and make new connections: March 20-22, 2015, Ottawa, ON. Click here to register.

Camp Changes in 2015

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

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CDSS 2013 Annual Report