ISSN: 1070-8251

Copy Editor—Robin Hayden
Layout & Design—Anna Gilbert-Duveneck
Managing Editor—Kelsey Wells

CDSS Office

116 Pleasant Street #345, Easthampton, MA 01027-2759
fax 413-203-5471
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


Executive Director, Kathryn Tarter German,
Director of Development, Robin Hayden,
Director of Programs, Joanna Reiner Wilkinson,
Director of Finance, Julie Brodnitzki,
Director of Operations, Sarah Pilzer,
Accounting Manager, Anna Mach,
Community Resources Manager, Linda Henry,
Membership & Development Coordinator, Nicole Perez,
Office & Registration Manager, Crispin Youngberg,
Sales & Insurance Manager, Ben Williams,
Marketing & Communications Manager, Kelsey Wells,
Webmaster, Anne Campbell,

CDSS Governing Board


President: Gaye Fifer, Pittsburgh, PA
Vice President: Nikki Herbst, Amana, IA
Secretary: Pam Paulson, Waukesha, WI
Treasurer: Joel Bluestein, Arlington, VA

At Large Members

Peter Baker, Ann Arbor, MI
Nancy Barbour, Monmouth Junction, NJ
Jenna Barron, Easthampton, MA
Margaret Bary, Amagansett, NY
Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Concord, MA
Karl Colón, Yellow Springs, OH
Alice Kenney, Leyden, MA
Susie Lorand, Ann Arbor, MI
Robbin Marcus, Stonecrest, GA
Avia Moore, Toronto, ON
Justin Morrison, Burlington, VT
Marni Rachmiel, Seattle, WA
John Seto, Sacramento, CA
Diane Silver, Asheville, NC
Luanne Stiles, Asheville, NC
Darlene Underwood, Cincinnati, OH
Juliette Webb, Nashville, TN
Chris Weiler, South Burlington, VT

Contact the Board at; board bios and photos are on our website at:


Secretary-elect: Susan English, Wooster, OH
Norman Farrell, Ridgefield, WA
Howell Langford, Portland, OR
Craig Meltzner, Santa Rosa, CA

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About CDSS

The Country Dance & Song Society connects and supports people in building and sustaining vibrant communities through participatory dance, music, and song traditions that have roots in English and North American culture. Membership is open to all. Direct benefits include this magazine, a 10% discount from the CDSS store, priority registration for our summer camp programs, and more. Indirect benefits include the satisfaction of knowing that your support will enhance CDSS’s ability to spread the traditions you love. CDSS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; membership dues and donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit

This magazine is published quarterly by the Country Dance & Song Society. The views expressed within represent the authors and are not necessarily those of CDSS. All material is published by permission.

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