We connect and support people in building and sustaining vibrant communities through participatory dance, music, and song traditions that have roots in English and North American culture.

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New and Noteworthy

Contra Pulse with Rodney MillerContra Pulse

On this episode, Master Fiddler Rodney Miller joins Julie Vallimont to talk about about his early musical influences, his recording and tune-writing process, his finely honed fiddle style and bow hold, and his latest pandemic project: a new tune-book with 270 original compositions.

Two dancers at a Scottish Highland weddingMarch 2021 Song of the Month

Jeff Gillett presents "Glenlogie," in which a young girl falls for a handsome lord and prepares to die for love—but instead lives happily ever after!

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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