Greetings dance organizers,
We've got a new name! Puttin' on the Dance: A Conference for Northeast Dance Organizers, Nov 11-13, 2011 near Norwich, VT
We've got a new conference email address! NEDanceOrgs(a)gmail.com
And, we've got other news too...
80+ of you participated in our online survey. Wow!
Your feedback is invaluable information for us as we continue to plan. Thank you, thank you, one and all.
helpful are specific suggestions and offers of ways you'd like to
participate. Keep 'em coming! (NEDanceOrgs(a)gmail.com)
Many of you have already marked your calendars for Nov. 11-13. Double Wow! We're thrilled. This is definitely going to be an invigorating weekend, giving all of us tools, inspiration, and overall support for our dance organizing efforts.
Speaking of support, we've been brainstorming ways that dance groups
can support their organizers by sending them to the conference. Linda had a great
Start saving now! If a monthly series
to keep a modest $15-25 from each dance's gate starting in February,
you'd have a hefty chunk of cash available to fund your participation in
the conference. Or,
you could raise your dance admission by only $1, and set aside the extra
to underwrite conference attendance. Or, set out a contribution jar at
admission table -- let your dancers know you're planning to give your
organization a big boost by attending, and let them get invested in the
process too. Attending will be a terrific investment into the future of
Also, CDSS has budgeted funds for matching
scholarships, further supporting the efforts of dance groups to get
their organizing team to the conference.
If you have things you'd like to discuss with your fellow organizers right now, in advance of the conference, consider joining the Shared Weight listserv for Organizers.
It could be a terrific 'virtual networking' tool for us dance organizer
folks. (direct link to subscribe:
---> NOTE: Send questions or comments regarding the conference directly to us via NEDanceOrgs(a)gmail.com. Thanks!
We'll keep in touch as other plans are firmed
up. In the meantime, let us
know if you have questions or suggestions.
Chrissy Fowler, Delia Clark & Linda Henry