Dear Northeast Dance Organizers* and members of the Shared Weight
Organizers' list serv,
We’re writing with an update on Puttin’ On the Dance (POTD)*. As many of
you know, planning had begun for a third POTD conference, but for various
reasons, including illness of loved ones, those plans were postponed. The
Puttin’ On the Dance Advisory Board is grateful to that team, especially
Dela Murphy and Coral Breuer, for their enthusiasm and hard work on behalf
of dance organizers in the Northeast.
Today, we are pleased to announce that Lisa Sieverts will chair a committee
to put on POTD-3, sometime in 2020 in the Northeastern US.
A project manager by trade, Lisa has organized dances in Boise ID, Nelson
NH, and Peterborough NH and she worked closely with Larry Jennings on his
book, Give-and-Take. She is also on the board of the Monadnock Folklore
Society. Lisa attended POTD-1 and believes strongly in the POTD mission.
We’re thrilled to have her at the helm!
In July 2019, we will send out a call for folks to join the organizing team
for POTD-3. If you have ideas, enthusiasm, or questions before then, please
contact the advisory board at puttinonthedance(a)gmail.com .
For ongoing support for dance organizers:
Shared Weight Organizers List -- online discussion forum
Shop Talk -- a quarterly email from the Country Dance and Song Society
(CDSS) with news and resources for organizers bit.ly/2sqQr4B
CDSS Organizers Resource Portal -- includes archives from POTD-1 and
Yours in traditional social dance,
Puttin’ On the Dance Advisory Board
Emily Addison – chair POTD-2
Chrissy Fowler – co-chair POTD-1
Linda Henry – co-chair POTD-1 and CDSS Liaison
*POTD is a conference that convenes organizers in the Northeastern US and
Eastern Canada who produce dance events in the North American and English
social dance traditions (e.g., Cape Breton, community, contra, English
country, family, gender free, Quebecois, and square). The objective of this
weekend event is to provide resources and opportunities for learning,
sharing, renewal, and fun! This will strengthen networks for sustaining
dance organizers, who in turn sustain important traditions of participatory
social dance throughout our region.
*You're on the POTD email list because we think you're interested in
conferences for dance organizers. Let us know if you want your address