Sharon McKinley (Columbia, MD), Certified klutz at 21, folk dance addict at 22, Sharon has had a 40-year love affair with folk music and dance. Sharon has enthusiastically embraced English country dance, morris, contra dance, and rapper. A chance encounter with Sacred Harp on the radio led to many years of singing with a local group. A member of the Baltimore Folk Music Society since 1987, Sharon has served as its English Dance Chair, and has co-chaired the BFMS English ball more times than she can count. She likes to give back to her local organizations, and is involved in three different communities. Sharon also calls ECD. It is so rewarding to help motivate an entire roomful of people to have fun! Sharon loves watching beginners enjoy
their first dance, grooving to wonderful live music, singing with friends, the feeling of family in her local community and across the country, and especially the infectious joy of sharing music and dance with others. Serving CDSS seems like the logical next step in the love affair.
Sharon recently retired after 32 years as a librarian, the last 24 of them as a music cataloger, playing with the fabulous collections at the Library of Congress. In theory, this gives her more time to devote to her dance and music passions.