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Category Archives: Camps & Programs

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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20 tables of 8 Celebration at Pinewoods

It will come as no surprise to anyone who has been to a CDSS session at Pinewoods in the last 20 years, that the camp is a special place for me and my family. Meg, Ruth, Sam and I were all at the recent celebration of the rebuilt kitchen: “Twenty Tables of Eight.” It was […]

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Take great dance photos

You’re probably familiar with Doug Plummer’s stunning photos of dancers — he documents dance events across the country, showcasing some of his favorite images in his Contra Dance Photo Project Facebook page. He’s now offering a workshop on how to photograph a dance, as part of this awesome camp lineup from our affiliate group BACDS […]

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Lomax lesson plans

The Association for Cultural Equity provides a useful array Teaching Resources for the classroom. “This music and the cultures that created them are a valuable resource to courses in history, geography, language arts, social studies, visual arts, music and dance.” via Pat MacPherson, While roaming around the website for the Association for Cultural Equity (founded […]

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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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YES! There are still scholarships; space at Harmony of Song & Dance; and other camp updates.

The CDSS weeks at Pinewoods, Timber Ridge, and Ogontz are all starting soon. Read on to find out more about remaining spaces, scholarships, and especially about our new week, Harmony of Song & Dance. If you have registered, we can’t wait and know you can’t either. If you haven’t registered you, there is still space […]

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Harmony of Song & Dance: A new week at Pinewoods

A message from Peter Amidon, co-director of Harmony of Song & Dance week at Pinewoods. I studied, and loved, instrumental classical music through and after college, playing piano, guitar, cello and viola da gamba. Then, when I was 25, and living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I was introduced to traditional song and dance. It was an […]

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2011 Camps Update

It’s been a little quiet on the blog front recently. We even passed up April Fools! Rest assured, we’re getting back up to steam and there are some interesting posts in the works that will be coming soon. The first round of camp applications have been processed, so I can give you an update on […]

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Camp: Early Deadlines and Scholarships

As the camp registration early deadline approaches, we have some notes from Steve, our Director of Programs, and Linda, our Outreach Manager. Steve on Camp Deadlines Monday (March 28) is the lottery date for our camp weeks! We will be handling all registrations received by the end of the day. Any week oversubscribed will have a lottery. […]

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Camp registrations getting thick as maple syrup.

It’s time to get your early registrations for CDSS camps and special weeks in the mail. Steve Howe, our Director of Programs, has a few things to share. I know that it is almost spring! On Saturdays, my son Sam and I have been boiling maple sap (we are now at 2.5 gallons of syrup) […]

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