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Our latest grant recipients

Congratulations to our most recent rounds of successful grant applicants!

We funded the following projects in October 2011 & January 2012:

Locations of our 11/2011 & 1/2012 grant recipients

Locations of our 11/2011 & 1/2012 grant recipients

October 2011

  • 15th annual Pourparler — gathering for teachers of traditional dance in schools and/or communities, TX
  • Contra Affair — new contra dance series for college students and local community, OK
  • Cracking Chestnuts — historic presentation and evening of dance chestnuts in conjunction with monthly gender-free dance series, San Francisco Bay Queer Contra Dance, CA
  • Catapult! The National Contra Showcase — festival to showcase callers and bands, GA

January 2012

  • Spring Dance Weekend — English country and contra dance weekend with new aspect of including workshops for callers of both genres — Sun Assembly Country Dance, NC
  • Swan’s Island Community Dance — new contra dance to revive dancing on remote island, ME
  • Contra Callers’ Workshops — series of mentorship workshops for new callers with opportunities to call at local dances, NM
  • Mountain Dance Trail — revitalizing dances in ten communities, Heritage Arts Program, WV
  • Impropriety Weekend — English country dance and music workshops in three cities in the Bay Area, CA
  • Contra Culture — contra dancing included in weekend Ecovillage event, Dance Rabbit Dance, MO
  • 2nd annual Dare to Be Square — weekend of square dancing and calling workshops, VA
  • Northampton Family Dance — supporting a monthly family dance series during change of venue, MA
  • Contra Dance Music and Calling Workshops — pre-dance workshops led by caller and musician, NH
  • Wallowa Fiddle Tunes Camp — adding contra dance to existing week-long music camp for families, Northeast Oregon Folklore Society, OR
  • Open Contra Dance Band Practice/Workshops — several workshops for musicians leading up to playing for final dance, RI
  • Bicentennial Concert and Barn Dance — dance and concert in honor of Red Hook, NY bicentennial, NY

Who will be next?

Upcoming funding deadlines are April 1, July 1, and October 1.

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One Comment

  1. David Chandler
    Posted March 29, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    Very interesting blog – shows the impact CDSS is having around the country, in such diverse ways. Including the map was an excellent idea, and nicely done – a New England organization – not! Interesting that so many grants are for contra events – both in that this is one concrete way contra dancing does benefit from CDSS, and also perhaps that contra is where a lot of the new activity is happening.

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