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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Crossover Contra Dancing: A Recent History

We are very pleased to present a guest post by Alex Krogh-Grabbe, wherein he traces the recent trends in electronic music and contra dancing. In the first post on the CDSS blog last December, Brad Foster wrote about Tradition and Change. He closed by musing about the future of traditional fusion: Are techno contra and […]

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Harmony of Song & Dance: A new week at Pinewoods

A message from Peter Amidon, co-director of Harmony of Song & Dance week at Pinewoods. I studied, and loved, instrumental classical music through and after college, playing piano, guitar, cello and viola da gamba. Then, when I was 25, and living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I was introduced to traditional song and dance. It was an […]

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Compiling the CDSS Square Dance Resources

Since I became an official member of the CDSS staff last year, the projects that have landed on my plate have been mostly square dance related. I couldn’t be happier about that, since traditional squares are a particular passion of mine. After working closely with Ralph Sweet on the publication of On the Beat with […]

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Fresh New Look

Frequent blog-readers may have noticed that the blog has a fresh look and is better tied in with the rest of You can now find a convenient link to the blog at the top of our Main Site. Other than that, You may also have also noticed a lack of posting the last few […]

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