ISSN: 1070-8251

Copy Editor—Ben Williams
Layout & Design—Anna Gilbert-Duveneck
Managing Editor—Kelsey Wells

CDSS Office

116 Pleasant Street #345, Easthampton, MA 01027-2759
fax 413-203-5471
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


Executive Director, Kathryn Tarter German, x 100,
Director of Finance, Julie Brodnitzki, x 111,
Accounting Manager, Anna Mach, x 113,
Membership & Development Coordinator, Nicole Perez, x 104,
Director of Camp Programs, Steve Howe, x 102,
Director of Programs, Joanna Reiner Wilkinson,
Office & Registration Manager, Crispin Youngberg, x101,
Director of Development, Robin Hayden, x 107,
Community Resources Manager, Linda Henry, x 105,
Director of Operations, Sarah Pilzer, x 103,
Sales & Insurance Manager, Ben Williams, x106,
Marketing & Communications Manager, Kelsey Wells,
Webmaster, Anne Campbell,

CDSS Governing Board


President: Gaye Fifer, Pittsburgh, PA
Vice President: Nikki Herbst, Amana, IA
Secretary: Pam Paulson, Waukesha, WI
Treasurer: Joel Bluestein, Arlington, VA

At Large Members

Peter Baker, Ann Arbor, MI
Nancy Barbour, Monmouth Junction, NJ
Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Marshfield, VT
Karl Colón, Yellow Springs, OH
Jolaine Jones-Pokorney, Gainesville, FL
Susie Lorand, Ann Arbor, MI
Robbin Marcus, Lithonia, GA
Avia Moore, Toronto, ON
Justin Morrison, Burlington, VT
Doug Plummer, Seattle, WA
Marni Rachmiel, Seattle, WA
John Seto, Sacramento, CA
David Shewmaker, Washington, DC
Diane Silver, Asheville, NC
Luanne Stiles, Asheville, NC
Darlene Underwood, Cincinnati, OH
Juliette Webb, Nashville, TN
Chris Weiler, South Burlington, VT

Contact the Board at; board bios and photos are on our website at:

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About CDSS

The Country Dance & Song Society connects and supports people in building and sustaining vibrant communities through participatory dance, music, and song traditions that have roots in English and North American culture. Membership is open to all. Direct benefits include this magazine, a 10% discount from the CDSS store, priority registration for our summer camp programs, and more. Indirect benefits include the satisfaction of knowing that your support will enhance CDSS’s ability to spread the traditions you love. CDSS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; membership dues and donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit

This magazine is published quarterly by the Country Dance & Song Society. The views expressed within represent the authors and are not necessarily those of CDSS. All material is published by permission.

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