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CDSS News Fall 2013 Issue

CDSS News fall 2013 cover

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Letters and Announcements

Columns

Article also references Yoga for Dancers: Next Level of Knee Care (Summer 2013) and Yoga for Dancers: Cranky Knees and Long Quads (Spring 2013)

Articles

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Text: Dance Your Way Through History (Glen’s course description)

Photos: Glen and Judi through the years

Videos:

From Glen: “This video is one is of Just Friends (Lori Cleland, Judi Morningstar, Rosemary Kornacki and Cecelia Webster), performing Judi's ‘Michigan Snow Shanty’ at a concert on December 11, 1993. (Judi is singing lead.) The titles and credits in the video give the whole story.”

http://youtu.be/DYzEK6oeY8Q

From Glen: “This video segment goes with the Ruffwater photo in the article.”

http://youtu.be/kFCS1lUAYpc

From Glen:  “It's the October 28, 2012 special dance at Lovett Hall in The Henry Ford, Dearborn, for the 75th Anniversary of the dedication of this remarkable dance hall. Henry and Clara were there when it was dedicated on October 26, 1937, along with their son Edsel and his wife Eleanor. Edsel did the formal dedication of the Education Building, and announced that the magnificent dance hall on the second floor would be called Lovett Hall, in honor of his father's unequaled dance master Benjamin B. Lovett and his wife Charlotte. For this anniversary dance, yours truly called the first half along with the Ruffwater Stringband. We were piped in by the renowned Cawthon Brothers (Martin and Tyge) of Dearborn. The dance selected in this video is the first dance of the day, Starry Night Delight (written by yurs truly), with Ruffwater's medley of tunes being Silver and Gold Two-Step, March of St. Timothy (written by Judi Morningstar) and Ice House (a tune from Laurie Fisher). For the second half of the dance, the talented young caller Danika Murray and the fantastic band FiddleFire put the icing on the cake. We were honored that Doug Plummer was there with his 2013 Contra Dance Calendars, and taking photos for possible use in the 2014 Contra Dance Calendar. Rumor has it that Lovett Hall will be included in the 2014 publication.”

http://youtu.be/P3m6SA8eSp4

From Glen: “Well, here's a video of me calling in a casual setting, the Bayside Travelers Contra & Square Dance in Traverse City, Michigan. Aunt Lu & the Oakland County Allstars, an ensemble from Ruffwater, is playing the tunes: Brad Battey Jr on fiddle, Sharon Robinson on dulcimer, and Judi Morningstar on keyboard. The dancing crowd is about 50/50 new and seasoned dancers. Gilbert Lake Lodge is the setting. Michigan Dance Heritage helped fund the dancers ‘dream floor’ for this lodge about 10 years ago."

http://youtu.be/iWFjd5KA2ao

Web Extras:

Slide show: Downtown Amherst (MA) series, photos by Will Loving

Video: Firecloud Techno Contra, Amherst, MA, 5/22/13

Video: DJ Improper Techno Contra, Amherst, MA, 8/8/13

Letter: ASCAP/BMI Clarification from Sue Songer

Web Extra:

Criteria for Good Callers

Dances

Obituaries

Last Page

Masthead

Letters and Announcements

Columns

Article also references Yoga for Dancers: Next Level of Knee Care (Summer 2013) and Yoga for Dancers: Cranky Knees and Long Quads (Spring 2013)

Articles

Web Extras:

Text: Dance Your Way Through History (Glen’s course description)

Photos: Glen and Judi through the years

Videos:

Web Extras:

Slide show: Downtown Amherst (MA) series, photos by Will Loving

Video: Firecloud Techno Contra, Amherst, MA, 5/22/13

Video: DJ Improper Techno Contra, Amherst, MA, 8/8/13

Letter: ASCAP/BMI Clarification from Sue Songer

Web Extra:

Criteria for Good Callers

Dances

Obituaries

Last Page

 

 

 

CDSS News Spring 2013 Issue

CDSS News spring 2013 cover front web


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