Hello there dance organizers!
I have just returned to Maine after a trip to White River Junction. We sure
are going to have a great weekend together at *Puttin' On the
Couple of important reminders:
*** Deadline for Earlybird Rates is September 1. *Get your registration
<http://www.puttinonthedance.org/register/>in the mail by then to take
advantage of discounted fees.
*** Scholarships still available. *After processing the early scholarship
<http://www.puttinonthedance.org/register/scholarships>applicants in one
batch, we have some additional funds to offer, as applications come in.
While in VT, Mary, Linda & I...
- Visited the venue, Hotel Coolidge <http://www.hotelcoolidge.com>, and
envisioned it buzzing with dance organizers. It was Mary's and my first
time seeing it in person, and not only is it a cool place, but it will be
even cooler in November with all of us roaming the hallways, sharing meals,
and meeting in the various conference rooms.
- Pieced together more details regarding the Program - Mary & Linda are
fine-tuning the program content, session leadership and schedule further
over the next couple of weeks. Check the website
<http://www.puttinonthedance.org>for updates or get in touch with us via
email or Facebook.
- Received news of another group's support for the conference! THANK YOU to
*New England Dancing Masters* of VT - longtime dance organizers and avid
promoters of traditional dance for children, families, schools &
communities. If you don't already know these wonderful folks and their
publications, check out www.dancingmasters.com
- Got updates on incoming registrations (so far, our group includes dance
organizers from Ontario, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine,
Massachusetts, Connecticut, and even Jonesborough, TN!)
During our planning meeting, the four of us also had some inspiring informal
conversations about the joys and challenges of dance organization, just as
we expect we'll have again in November with all of you.
Let me (or any of us) know if you have any questions, especially so
you can register
<http://www.puttinonthedance.org/register/>by Sept 1 for Earlybird
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)