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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Puttin’ on the Dance conference a huge success

Several staff members have just returned from an AMAAZZZING weekend at Puttin’ on the Dance — A Conference for Northeast Dance Organizers! (See also Max’s field report about his experiences there.) The historic Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction, VT was full to the brim with nearly 80 dance organizers from New England, Ontario and […]

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CDSS Is Listening

Thanks to all of you who took the time to provide feedback on our recent community survey. We heard from over 900 individuals representing 45 states, five Canadian provinces, and seven other countries. We also heard from a variety of local communities across North America who hosted meetings to talk about their hopes and dreams […]

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Puttin’ on the Dance: Field Report

I’m pleased to bring you a report from the recent Northeast Organizers Conference, Puttin’ on the Dance. Why a Conference? This conference is the latest of a series of conferences for organizers that CDSS has helped sponsor in the last few years. I was privileged to attend the Southeast Dance Leadership Conference last year. These […]

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Executive Director position announced

CDSS seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization, headquartered in Easthampton, MA, into an era of heightened local connections and partnerships where recreational and professional dancers, singers, musicians, teachers, callers, and dance historians are actively engaged in the joys of traditional American and English country dance, music and song. As it approaches its centennial […]

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Meet Mary Wesley, our new Youth Intern!

We are very pleased to welcome Mary Wesley as our new Youth Intern. She’ll build on the excellent groundwork laid by her predecessors Ethan and Max, as she reaches out to our younger constituents and helps us better address their needs. See our Youth Desk pages for a wealth of resources geared toward young dancers, […]

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