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Yay, Bob!

CDSS President Bruce Hamilton reports CDSS’s 2011 Lifetime Contribution Award was given to Bob Dalsemer at a ceremony on December 10th at the John C. Campbell Folk School. About a hundred people came from near and far to show their appreciation for Bob’s influence on them and on the traditional dance scene. It was a […]

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Fond farewell to Emlen Cresson

The Philadelphia and Princeton area dancers said farewell to Emlen Cresson yesterday, and Jenny Beer sent in this remembrance. Emlen Cresson danced with a strong arm and a big grin. He was tireless. And as all you who danced with him in Philadelphia, Buffalo Gap, Pinewoods, and other dance weeks know, he never stopped having […]

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Crossover Contra Dancing: A Recent History

We are very pleased to present a guest post by Alex Krogh-Grabbe, wherein he traces the recent trends in electronic music and contra dancing. In the first post on the CDSS blog last December, Brad Foster wrote about Tradition and Change. He closed by musing about the future of traditional fusion: Are techno contra and […]

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