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  • Create Connections

    • Web Chats for Organizers
      A few times a year, we host Web Chats on a range of topics of interest to dance and music organizers, offering insight and distilled wisdom from other organizers and experts. See the full archive of recordings here.
    • Camp
      Our camps are a great way to meet new people and build community connections across the continent! Camps also often include special training courses for callers, musicians, and organizers. See this summer’s schedule here.
    • Resource Portal
      The CDSS Resource Portal contains a vast range of resources by and for the dance, music, and song community.
    • Affiliate Surveys
      We’ve conducted a number of surveys of our affiliates and other constituents. Find the reports from those surveys here.
  • Find Funding

    • Community Grants
      CDSS grant funding is available to affiliates for a wide range of acitivities such as workshops (including DEI and equity training), publications, research, startup funds, and more. Find out more about grants here.
    • Non-profit Exemption/501(c)(3) Status
      All US affiliates are eligible to receive 501(c)(3) status, which provides all the benefits of tax exemption including accepting tax-deductible donations, access to some grant funding, preferential rates at some venues, and more. You must apply specifically to become a part of this exemption. Find out more here.

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