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New and Noteworthy

CDSS WebchatNext CDSS Web Chat!

Let's Talk About Reentry, Part 3:
An MD Discusses Vaccines, and We Discuss Our Sector’s Needs
Monday, March 1, 2021, 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET
This Web Chat is for organizers of music, dance, and song groups.
Register by February 25, or see more info about this and previous Web Chats. Questions? Send us email.

Contra Pulse with Tony ParkesContra Pulse

Sit down and chat with some contra dance luminaries through the Contra Pulse podcast. This episode, Julie talks with the prolific caller, pianist, and producer Tony Parkes.

A young woman working in an herb gardenFebruary 2021 Song of the Month

Peter and Barbara Snape send a warning from Lancashire, England to young women everywhere: "Let no man steal your thyme."

Jamulus software for real-time online musicCheck out the last Web Chat

Want to find out how to successfully sing and/or play music together online in real time? Visit our Web Chats page for a video and PowerPoint that provide clear advice and valuable resources. Email us with questions.

Dance It Yourself!Dance It Yourself!

This multigenerational dance video series helps teachers, students, and families dance at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dance along with us—and dance it yourself!

CDSS News, Winter 2020Winter 2020 CDSS News

This season's issue is now available to read as PDFs or view as a flipbook.

Grants AvailableCDSS Grants Available

Now accepting grant applications for funding equity and anti-racism training, publishing instructional materials, and related endeavors. Check out our grant guidelines and application, and email us with questions.

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