Building Family I believe that dance, music and song build family and community. I grew up dancing, singing and acting. My husband swears he fell in love with me watching me on stage. I trained professionally to be an actress in musical theatre and as a stage manager before becoming[...]
Mary and Pat check in with a new story prompt – Local Heroes. Click the title to read the full e-blast.
The Good That Comes from Opportunity The room glows golden with warmth and the bustle and chatter of a friendly crowd. Old friends greet each other, arriving cold and breathless through the door, quickly shedding coats and lacing up their dance shoes. Onstage we lay down the beat, testing our[...]
Country, Dance, Song and Society I believe in country, dance, song, and society. Country: I believe that the “country” in our name refers to something that originates in the country (any country), rather than in the town or the city. A country style is a style without adornment; it is[...]
Cecil greets new board members at the Annual Meeting at CDSS HQ in Easthamption, April, 2014.
CDSS Executive Director Rima Dael gives an introduction to the Country Dance and Song Society’s mission and goals.
Mary and Pat ask you to Save the Date for the CDSS Centennial celebration in 2015. Click the title to read the full e-blast.
Mary and Pat check in with more news about the CDSS Centennial in 2015! Hear about The CDSS Story Project and The Centennial Tour! Click the title to read the full e-blast.
Stacy Rose and Gail Elber of the South Coast Folk Society talk about being selected as a tour stop for the CDSS Centennial Tour. Seven communities across the U.S. and Canada were awarded a community residency as part of a Centennial Tour by the arts and education organization the Country[...]
Adults at Play Play is essential. Children know it, but many adults have forgotten. Contra Dancing (and other forms of community dancing) is adults at play. I am loosed from the constraints of acting like an adult and get to revisit the playful abandon of childhood. The contra dance community[...]