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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Rima at Camp—part 10, English Dance Week & the Bravo Brad Party

The last in a series of summer blogs by CDSS Executive Director Rima Dael: Bravo Brad Brad Foster is program director this year for English Dance Week at Pinewoods. I dropped in to say hello and spent some time in his Joy of Dance class. The picture here is of Brad talking to us about […]

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Rima at Camp—part 9, Campers’ Week

A series of summer blogs by CDSS Executive Director Rima Dael: Hello from Easthampton, MA. I’m back in the office for a few days before I go back to visit Pinewoods for our last camp week this season, English Dance, starting this weekend! I had the pleasure of witnessing what happens at camp during change-over […]

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Rima at Camp, part 8—Early Music Week

A series of summer blogs by CDSS Executive Director Rima Dael: Hello from Early Music Week at Pinewoods! I got here today in time for lunch, and the lovely student concerts. The afternoon started with a procession of musicians from C# Minor to C#. This year, most everyone at camp participated in the All-Camp Collegium […]

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CDSS Scholarships & Special Projects

by Robin Hayden, Director of Development We’re excited to share with you that, because of past donors’ generous support of our Scholarships & Special Programs, Outreach Manager Linda Henry & Director of Programs Steve Howe have been able to award nearly $50,000 in work exchange and named scholarships this year, enabling some 250 recipients to […]

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Rima & Robin’s DC Adventures, continued

by Robin Hayden, CDSS Director of Development, Friday, August 10, 2012 (see Rima’s blog about Thursday’s trip) Our day began with a metro ride into DC with our hostess, Stephanie Smith, an archivist at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Stephanie gave us a tour of the Center for Folklife offices, including a […]

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EFDSS and the Olympics

by Katy Spicer, Chief Executive, English Folk Dance and Song Society Thanks to the good folks in London and Britain for putting on a splendid Olympic Games, and congratulations on all those medals. Here’s a story from our colleagues at EFDSS. Wish we’d been there! — Caroline The Olympic Games provided some opportunities to showcase […]

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Rima at Camp—part 7: Adult & Family Week at Timber Ridge

A series of summer blogs by CDSS Executive Director Rima Dael: Hello from Timber Ridge! Our first full day at camp greeted us with cool weather. I had a lovely morning chatting and dancing with caller Ralph Sweet. I dropped into Gaye Fifer’s “Young Leader Course” session this morning and I helped Abby Ladin teach […]

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Dancing and Meeting in Washington, DC

by Rima Dael, CDSS Executive Director, Thursday, August 9 (see Robin’s blog for part 2) Hello from the D.C. area! Robin Hayden, Director of Development, and I are here to meet with strategic partners, funders, donors, members, and to dance! On Wednesday night, we had a delightful time at the Glen Echo English country dance […]

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Rima at Camp—part 6: English & American Week at Pinewoods, and more!

A series of summer blogs by CDSS Executive Director Rima Dael: Berea College, Texas Tech, and the Castaways? My continued travels to each week of CDSS camps had me stopping at English and American Week this past Sunday and Monday (more below), but the Friday before we had another visitor to our office in Easthampton—Deborah […]

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