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Monthly Archives: April 2013

May Day is coming!

We’re planning to live-blog for much of the day on Wednesday, May 1st. Please join us! Send us your May Day stories, video and photos, as they’re happening or when you’ve caught your breath. Blog: Facebook: Twitter: Or join the conversation with #maydaycdss. Send pictures! Include 1) your name, 2) your team’s […]

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Joining the team

Hi, my name is Christine Dadmun.  Most people call me by my nickname, “Teeny”. I’m excited to join the team at CDSS as the Database and Membership Administrator.  My main role here is to support all departments to facilitate a smooth running of operations. We are proud to introduce our new 2013 membership brochure hot […]

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Passport to Joy!

At last week’s Annual Governing Board meeting, the Board affirmed the staff’s first-tier Centennial projects, saying, “Go for it!”  As if that weren’t exciting enough — by the time the meeting concluded, individual Board members had demonstrated their support by committing $42,000 in gifts and pledges for the Centennial. Both Board and staff spoke passionately […]

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Group Energy—CDSS Summer Camps for Adults

Adult Weeks, Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MA, July-August 2013 Synergy (noun)—combined action or functioning, producing an effect that is greater than the sum of its individual elements or contributions. In other words—a really GREAT community! The Country Dance and Song Society’s summer camps are known for many things: excellent staff, beautiful surroundings, enthusiastic participants, and a […]

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Teaching Families to Dance and Sing Together—CDSS Family Weeks

See the smiling faces at CDSS Family Weeks Two articles highlighting our Family camps: in Making Music Magazine and South Shore Living Family Weeks, sponsored by the Country Dance and Song Society, a traditional dance and music organization, are a wonderful combination of education and enjoyment. Daytime classes for the very young, grade schoolers, young […]

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The Rose and the Thorn: Contrasts in Music and Dance of Earlier Times

Early Music Week Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MA June 27-July 4, 2013 Watch a video of the week. Read or print the flyer. Free or measured? Monophonic or polyphonic? Improvised or written? Medieval or Renaissance? Treble or Contrabass? Dance music or concert music? High pitch or low pitch? Explore these delicious questions and many more in […]

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Arts Advocacy Alert

Traditional dance, music and song—whether performed, taught or done for fun are living traditions and living arts, and an important part of arts education. Lend your voice in support of National Arts Advocacy Day next week. It’s Tuesday, April 9th. Americans for the Arts (Arts USA) will welcome more than 500 arts advocates to Capitol […]

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