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Our newest publication: 21 Easy English Country Dances

Our newest booklet is 21 Easy English Country Dances: Dances Selected from The Playford Ball with Music Selected from CDSS Archival Recordings. There are two people who were especially important to the production of this booklet: Gary and Rowena Roodman. Rowena is the CDSS Sales Assistant; as part of her job, she helps people find […]

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Tony Parkes on a Caller’s Talents

What is “talent” when it comes to calling dances? What makes a talented caller? These are perhaps not questions one can fully answer in a sitting, but I’d like to share one pretty good stab at it. Tony Parkes, Boston-area caller of contras and squares, recently published the 2nd Edition of his landmark book, Contra […]

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