contra riggsPhoto by Kevin RIggs

 

Our theme this month is JOIN...
Join in, join up, join with. CDSS thrives on community and connections.

Join the dance
Work (& play) at Pinewoods
Liability insurance
CDSS seeking candidates for Executive Director position
We're also seeking photos
CDSS News, Spring 2017
Song of the month

Join the dance!

work play pinewoodsPhoto by Richard FiteOr the song, or the music. Registration for our residential camp weeks is moving along. Which week are you going to? What? You haven’t made up your mind which week you want to come to this year? Hmmm. While you mull on it, listen to this merry song by Ginny Briggs and Andrew Briggs-Neal about choosing between English country and contra dancing.

So join the dance, the song and the music at camp! More info (lots of info). Camp catalog (lots of pictures). Scholarships (we have them). Come join us this summer: register online or print out the reg form and mail it in. See you there! Questions? camp@cdss.org, 413-203-5467 x2.


Work (& play) at Pinewoods

cabinsPhoto by Bruce HolmesThere are three 6-week positions open with CDSS at Pinewoods Camp this summer, July 14-August 26, working in the office and interacting with campers. It is possible to participate in the program, but work must come first. Please contact Steve for more details if you’re interested in spending six weeks in a beautiful location, surrounded by dance, music and song.


Liability insurance

insurance policyThe liability insurance that CDSS offers for Callers and Group Affiliates renews annually on May 1, 2017 and will run through April 30, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the 2017-2018 rates will remain the same as last year. If you were enrolled during 2016-2017, you will receive a renewal notice in the mail, but you can also always find applications and information for the upcoming year online.

Don't currently have liability insurance for your group's events or yourself as a caller? Now is also a great opportunity to sign up for the first time if you've not previously had coverage!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to be in touch: services@cdss.org, 413-203-5467.


CDSS seeking candidates for Executive Director position

new exec dirCDSS is seeking candidates for an Executive Director to lead the organization to its next level of success. Go to http://tsne.org/executive-director-country-dance-and-song-society to view the Position Profile, including details on qualifications and application process.


We’re also seeking photos

communityPhoto by Will LovingWe are looking for lively, engaging photos for possible use on our website and other publicity. To be considered for the website, a photo must have, or be cropable to, a horizontal orientation: 750 pixels wide x 300 pixels high. (You do not have to do the cropping.) Also, please send no more than 12 photos. Thanks; we’re looking forward to some effervescent new photos on our website this spring. Send your pictures to photos@cdss.org.


CDSS News, Spring 2017

cdss news spring 2017 CoverPhoto by Julia ChambersThe new issue of the newsletter is now online. Read articles by Alice Boyle (It’s the Same Joy Everywhere), Martha Edwards (Aspects of Musicality), Hilton Baxter (Dance for College Credit), Dianne Shaw (The Faces of Song), Graham Christian (The Apted Collection), Anna Rain (Attention, Extension), and Lisa Marie Lunt (Connecting and Letting Go).


Song of the month

song of the monthPhoto by Jeff BaryWe’re continuing our new tradition of posting a Song of the Month on our website, and Judy Cook, the new SOTM editor, started us off well this year with “The January Man,” which was followed by “Tha Sneachd’Air Druim Uachdair,” introduced by Sara Grey; “Money is King,” introduced by Deborah Robins; this month’s song, posting later this week, will be “The Death of Bill Brown,” introduced by David Jones. Join in the song!

Join CDSS. Join us on Facebook. Share with a Friend. Happy spring, everyone!

     
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