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Happy April Fools' from CDSS!

April Fool's Day Stuntology ShowJoin us in watching CDSS Camp favorite Sam Bartlett's live Stuntology show this afternoon! Watch on Facebook Live at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

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Child and adult dancing together at campSummer Camp

Graduate Credit for Elementary Music Educators at
Traditional Music & Dance for Music Teachers Course

Cascade, MD
August 10―16, 2020

Graduate Credit for Secondary Music Educators at
Harmony of Song & Dance Week
Plymouth, MA
July 25―August 1, 2020

Can’t come to those?
Check out our other camp programs!
Family camps in MA, NH, MD
Adult weeks in MA, MD, MI
July and August 2020

“I would absolutely recommend that Kodály educators go [to camp]. There’s a sense of community that you just have to experience in order to bring it back to your classroom.” ―Jacob Chen, 2019 camper

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Resources from the Folk Community

Our website features a free archive of crowd-sourced digital resources, including a section for music educators. Some highlights include:

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Kids giving a presentationOnline Store

The CDSS store stocks loads of hard-to-find books and recordings from a variety of folk traditions. You might particularly like:

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Web Chats

Online discussions of hot topics in trad dance, music, and song organizing. Archived Web Chats can be viewed anytime; previous topics include Increasing Youth Involvement and Family/Community Dance Organizers Unite!

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Find Your Community

Discover traditional dance, music, and song events across North America, and search our group directory for dance and song communities near you!

Events Group Directory

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Large group of kids and adults dancingPhotos by Jennifer Wik, Family Week at Ogontz 2019

Creating Musical Communities for the 21st Century: CDSS and OAKE

Here's the Summer 2019 digital only issue of the CDSS News. Click on any page to increase the size of the page — use your mouse to scroll around. If you'd like more controls, click on the "Open" link on the bottom right. A window will open up with a left hand navigation bar with buttons that allow you to navigate through the pages, download a PDF to read offline, or print out a copy. 

If you prefer, click here for a PDF that will open in a new window.

 

You made our year.

We wanted to share with you a glimpse of what inspires us throughout the year. You made all this possible!

Give to the CDSS Annual Appeal

Here's the Fall 2018 digital only issue of the CDSS News. Click on any page to increase the size of the page — use your mouse to scroll around. If you'd like more controls, click on the "Open" link on the bottom right. A window will open up with a left hand navigation bar with buttons that allow you to navigate through the pages, download a PDF to read offline, or print out a copy. 

If you prefer, click here for a PDF that will open in a new window.

 

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