Hi fellow shared weight musicians,
I just put this message out on the organizers list-serve but I know some of
us musicians are also organizers so I wanted to share here with you. Plus
you know lots of organizers! (I'll also share with the callers group.)
Some of you may have heard about this but I wanted to share some exciting
organizer information from CDSS.
*Please share it with other organizers in your area! *This information is
for ANY traditional dance, music or song organizers (e.g., contra dance;
old time jam sessions; scandinavian dance; trad song circles; etc).
*SURVEY of TRADITIONAL DANCE, MUSIC and SONG ORGANIZERS in the US:*
CDSS wants to hear from you in order to inform their work in supporting
local organizers throughout the US! What you are organizing? What
challenges do you face? What support/connections would help you in the work
CDSS recently conducted a study of Canadian organizers (article here
and has taken the findings to further improve their support of local
The US survey available until April 13th:
Note that multiple individuals from the same organization can fill out the
Please share widely with organizers in many traditions!
*NEW CDSS E-MAIL BLASTS for ORGANIZERS*
CDSS has just launched a new organizer email newsletter to support local
organizers of traditional dance music and song. The e-news will be emailed
out four times a year. Expect notifications about new resources, upcoming
training opportunities, inspiring success stories and more.
To join the email list, click here:
Again - please spread widely!
CDSS Canadian Initiative+