If you're into using the social dance shutdown time to improve your game as
an organizer, this ought to interest you.
Dela Murphy, my wife and co-founder of both Portland Intown Contra Dance
and Form the Ocean, is a total whiz-bang organizer. She's been a leader in
shaping the community we're so proud of and has expertise in leadership and
group development. Despite many challenges in the North American contra
dance community, PICD had been growing steadily for years prior to the
pandemic and Form the Ocean has been a weekend meeting a need not
previously met. Now, Dela's been codifying why that is.
Here's an opportunity for organizers of contra/social dances to tap into
that knowledge and share it with your community!
Dela is hosting the following workshops for organizers in June. I encourage
you to sign up if you're interested, as these workshops are limited to 10
*Cultivating an Outstanding Culture*:
June 10 & 16
*Attracting, Managing & Retaining Volunteers*:
June 13 & 17
*Attracting & Retaining Dancers*:
June 9 & 20
You'll find them all listed here:
Dela would have posted about this herself, but she isn't subscribed to this
listserv. If you have any questions, you can reach her at
dugan at duganmurphy dot com