CDSS News Issues


The CDSS News is a print publication and, in a slightly shorter format, an online publication. Below are articles and other material from the most recent issues. We hope you find it informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining. Please contact us if you have comments or questions.

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CDSS News Summer 2018

CDSS News Summer 2018 Cover(photo by Doug Plummer)


Letters and Announcements




Watch Don Bell's English country dance videos on his YouTube channel:


Watch Peter and Mary Alice Amidon tell a story through song during the April 21st community dance event



Waltzing with Gaye - dance instructions
Waltzing with Gaye - tune

  • iconPDFTwo Contra TunesThe Alligator's Dentist, and Gator Boots for Jolie, from the 2018 Stellar Days & Nights tune writing workshop


See the dances being called by Gaye Fifier at the close of Stellar Days & Nights (video by Wendy Graham):
Listen to the tunes on Soundcloud:
Alligator’s Dentist:
Gator Boots for Jolie: 

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