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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Want to start a folk sing?

We are pleased to introduce the latest addition to our family of online Advice & How-To resources: the Folk Sing Starter Kit, a valuable contribution from Julia Friend and Nicole Singer. Here’s Julia, to tell you more about it: Hey look! There’s a new Folk Sing Starter Kit! It has great suggestions for forming singing […]

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Summer’s coming! Which week is yours?

The days are getting longer and summer is just around the corner! Our 2012 CDSS summer camp details are now available — you’ll find descriptions and staff lists for each session, info about Registration and Scholarships, and more. With 16 programs in 9 weeks at 3 facilities, we have something for YOU. Take your singing, […]

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Goin’ to Minnesota!

This week I head to Minneapolis with former youth intern Ethan Hazzard-Watkins. Our destination: Tapestry Folkdance Center. Our mission: youth outreach! Tapestry is a non-profit organization which has been teaching and supporting folk dance and music since 1983. In 1999 the organization purchased a building in South Minneapolis where contra, English country, international folk, Cajun and […]

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Ralph Page Legacy Weekend — A first-timer’s impressions

Mary Jones and I unloaded and set up the CDSS bookstore on Friday afternoon and then waited for the fun to start. Turns out, sitting at the bookstore table is a great place to meet and chat with people. the room’s set up so you can easily see and hear the dancing and the music, […]

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One Score and Ten Years Ago

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington’s annual Chesapeake Dance Weekend (CDW), held each April near Annapolis, MD, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2012. See Joel Bluestein’s article in the Winter 2012 issue of the CDSS News on the weekend’s history, and Doug Plummer’s 2010 video, “Love from Thin Air.” Enjoy! The Chesapeake Address (thoughts […]

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Thanks, everyone!

Strong finish in 2011 I’m delighted to let you all know that we met and surpassed our goal for end-of-year giving to the annual appeal!  Your generous donations, along with the Board’s matching challenge in May, successful fundraising for Scholarships & Special projects at camp this summer, and a surge in membership in the last […]

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