Most Recent LCA Recipient:
We are delighted to announce that Sharon Green of Oakland, CA, is the 2024 recipient of the CDSS Lifetime Contribution Award. Sharon is an English country dancer, caller, teacher, choreographer, and tireless promoter of the talents of others.
She has been an integral and joyful part of the New York and San Francisco Bay Area dance communities in which she has lived (and danced). Most recently, she and Kalia Kliban founded the Odd Sundays Zoom dance, connecting dancers from everywhere and keeping the spirit of the dance alive during pandemic isolation.
Sharon will be honored on April 28, 2024 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Details about that and more about Sharon will be in the December issue of the CDSS News!
Nominations for Future Lifetime Contribution Awards
Do you know someone who has made a long-term and exceptional contribution to the mission of CDSS? Has this contribution benefited more than one geographical area and/or generation? Has the person worked in conjunction with CDSS for more than 20 years?
If the answer is “yes” to all of these, then you may know a future recipient of the CDSS Lifetime Contribution Award (LCA).
Examples of a significant contribution include:
- increasing the quality of what we do by inspiration, instruction, or excellent example
- bringing what we do to new communities
- expanding the repertoire of dance, music and/or song through scholarship or original composition;
- working behind the scenes or enabling others to make these contributions
Nominations for the 2025 Lifetime Contribution Award will open in early 2024. Nominations for the 2024 award are closed. The recipient will be announced in late 2023.
If you would like to nominate someone who has recently passed away, please use this form for the Posthumous Lifetime Contribution Award. Nominations for the Posthumous LCA are accepted anytime.
- 2023: New England Dancing Masters
- 2022: Ed Stern
- 2021: David Kaynor
- 2020: Kate Barnes
- 2019: Sue Songer
- 2018: Bill Alkire
- 2017: Sandy Bradley
- 2016: Jeff Warner
- 2015: Brad Foster
- 2015 Posthumous Recipient: Warren Argo
- 2014: Jim Morrison
- 2013: Glen and Judi Morningstar
- 2012: George Fogg
- 2011: Bob Dalsemer
- 2010: John Ramsay
- 2010: Tom Kruskal
- 2009: Chuck Ward
- 2009: Bob McQuillen
- 2008: Tony Barrand
- 2007: M. Gunzenhauser, D. Laufman & P. Napier
- 2006: Fried De Metz Herman
- 2005: Jack Langstaff
- 2004: Larry Jennings
- 2002: Helene Cornelius
Honorary CDSS Members
The following people were made an Honorary CDSS Member before the origination of the Lifetime Contribution Awards:
- 1996: Sue Salmons
- 1992: Kate Van Winkle Keller
- 1990: Marshall Barron