In June 2018, CDSS began a new Web Chat series to support organizers of dance, music, and song communities across the continent and beyond. For each Web Chat, a pertinent topic is chosen and guest organizers from communities having success with that topic are invited to share their valuable experiences and suggestions (Q&A included).

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Is your group considering reentry? Check out Groups that Have Resumed In-person Events to access firsthand experiences from groups that have reopened their events. If your group has resumed and would like to pass along what you’ve been learning, please take our survey. Questions? Email

Latest Web Chat:

  • Dancers taking hands across a line

    Building Cultural Equity in Communities

    October 25, 2022

    An online discussion to support organizers of dance, music, and song groups

    This Web Chat provided firsthand experiences from organizers who have used CDSS grants to provide diversity, equity, and inclusion training for their groups. We heard about ways they have been applying what they’ve learned from these valuable workshops, and what’s next for their groups. We also included plenty of time for Q&A. Our special guests were:

    • Cindy Culbert and Rich Dempsey: Country Dancers of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
    • Janet Yeracaris and Vince O’Donnell: New England Folk Festival Association (New England region)
    • Lauren Keeley: DanceFlurry Organization (Albany, NY)

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