Here's what's happening at Puttin' On the Dance: A Conference for Northeast
Dance Organizers <http://www.puttinonthedance.org/>.
- The conference is *filling up!* Nearly 70 dance organizers are now
registered. So far we're a diverse group - age (20s to 70s), experience
organizing dances (4 months to 35 years), types of dances (monthly rural
community, urban weekly, gender free, English, family, contras, chestnuts,
and more), organizational structure (from one person shows to huge
non-profit boards), and location (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, ONT, VT as well as MI,
PA & TN) Wow!!
- Our original capacity target was 75-80, and while we may be able to
squeeze in a few more, if you *plan to come* but have been procrastinating,
*now *would be the time to send in your registration.
- We've posted updates on our website regarding current availability of the
various housing options.
- Registration forms and details are on the POtD
- Remember, the regular rates are in effect.
- Scholarship funds are *still *available - thanks in part to the generosity
of many individual dance organizers who've registered for the conference and
*made a donation*.*
*- *New!* We've just gotten word of support from the Monadnock Folklore
Society <http://www.monadnockfolk.org/>, a NH folk arts organization which
directs various concerts, music sessions, and the Johnny Trombly memorial
scholarship, as well as the every Monday/2nd Sat Nelson NH dances and the
1st Sat Peterborough dance.
- Thanks MFS & generous donors among the registrants, as well as CDSS,
DEFFA, NEFFA, & New England Dancing Masters!
*LEADERSHIP & PROGRAM:*
- New session leaders are coming on board as Linda & Mary continue to work
on the details of the program and coordinate with the session leadership.
- We're always happy to hear suggestions of Northeast dance organizers who
also happen to be be talented and skilled presenters or teachers. Contact
us here: nedanceorgs(a)gmail.com
And finally, some of you have asked how the venue held up in the aftermath
of recent hurricane flooding in VT. The Hotel Coolidge is fine, although
that whole region has suffered major structural damage (roads, bridges,
water/sewer, electricity, homes/businesses). According to Delia, who lives
in the Upper Valley, the locals have really come together in solidarity with
their neighbors, showing the power and the importance of community.
On that note, we look forward to building community with many of you in
November. And of course, happy dance organizing to all!
Puttin' On the Dance: A Conference for Northeast Dance Organizers
November 11-13, 2011
Chrissy Fowler (ME) Delia Clark (VT) Linda Henry (MA) Mary Wesley (VT)