Groups That Have Resumed In-person Events
Is your group considering or preparing for reentry? If so, this new resource is designed especially for YOU! At a glance you can peruse each group’s basic information. If you see one you’re interested in, click anywhere on the entry to read more about their firsthand experiences.
Ideas for Weathering the Winter Together
During the CDSS Web Chat on November 1, 2021, participants brainstormed ideas for keeping their music, dance, and song groups engaged and connected through the coming months. See below for a compilation of their suggestions for organizers to try out with their communities. We’re happy to continue adding to this list, so please send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org. All ideas welcome!
Reentry Resources for Organizers
Originally published September 2021.
One key question that keeps cropping up as we prepare for restarting in-person activities is: How will we know when the time is right? All music, dance, and song groups need to chart their own course based on their location, state and local public health guidance, type of event, and community needs. We hope the following set of resources will help organizers navigate the myriad decisions involved with safely resuming in-person events.
Sitting Square Dances
A collection of square dances for seated dancers. Descriptions of the figures are here.
From Fred Wersan
Fostering Intergenerational Community
This document is a product of groups discussions in a workshop attended by members of the YTS community. It focuses on what works, what doesn’t, and how individuals can raise intergenerational issues within their community.
From Youth Traditional Song Weekend 2015
Welcoming Diverse Populations
2015, Putting on the Dance 2
Sophia Donforth and Julia Bennett
Notes from a workshop given at POTD2: Who are your dancers? Who is missing from your dance floor, and why? We’ll examine ways to reach out to more diverse populations and how to make a more welcoming dance community for everyone. Bring an anecdote to share about a magic moment, or something you’d do differently. Participants will leave with a list of ways to reach new dancers, and make an inclusive dance “commons” that brings them back a second time!