Yes we CAN keep in touch! Connecting Our Communities During the Pandemic
April 29, 2020
This exciting Web Chat connected 135 music, dance, and song organizers from far and wide! We launched a new online resource to share many of the creative ideas contributed by these communities.
Diversifying Income: Thinking Outside the Money Basket
February 12, 2020
This presentation provides many useful questions and suggestions to help each dance group assess which fundraising ideas will work best for their group. Ideas for additional income sources included.
Connecting Community Sing Organizers
October 16, 2019
Do you organize a participatory singing event (song circle, pub sing, etc.) primarily focused on traditional songs? If so, don’t miss this chance to hear about creating a thriving community sing series. CDSS web chat guests from across the continent will share their experiences, including time for Q&A.
Building Safe Dance Communities
July 11, 2019
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to gather valuable resources and hear personal experiences about this important topic. You’ll hear from web chat guests across the continent and there will be time for Q&A.
- Avia Moore (Toronto, ON) will share resources compiled by the CDSS Community Safety Task Group.
- Diane Silver and Robert Zieber (Asheville, NC) are long-time organizers for the Old Farmers Ball dance community.
- Marcia Davis-Cannon (Mountain View, CA) leads workshops on this topic for dance organizers on the West Coast.
- Angela DeCarlis (Boston, MA) is a former Board Member of BIDA (Boston Intergenerational Dance Advocates) and co-founder of the BIDA Safety Team.
Family/Community Dance Organizers Unite!
April 4, 2019
Organizers of thriving family and community dances from far and wide share their stories and advice, including time for Q&A.
Increasing Youth Involvement
January 16, 2019
The following guests will share successes from their communities on this topic: Louise Siddons (English country dance organizer from Stillwater OK), and contra dance organizers Bradley Smith (Louisville KY), Lisa Faryadi & Kenneth Bartholow (Charlotte NC), and Max Newman (Boston). We’ll also include time for Q&A.
Creating a Thriving Open Band
September 20, 2018
Please join us if your group encourages sit-in musicians at your dances, or if you’re interested to learn more about including this opportunity at your dances. We’ll hear from open band leaders in Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, and Massachusetts, and have a Q&A at the end.
June 21, 2018
Join us for the first in a series of online events designed to facilitate the sharing of resources, knowledge, and ideas among dance organizers. We’ll address the topic of Boosting AttenDANCE by hearing tried-and-true stories from members of several dance communities that are experiencing success in this area.