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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- 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?
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CDSS Community Forum
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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.