Dear Dance Organizers,
Exciting news... Plans are afoot for a conference of dance organizers
throughout eastern Canada and the northeastern U.S. We are delighted to
announce *Puttin’ on the Dance 2: Hands Across the Border!* You're
receiving this email as we've heard that you help make, or are interested
in helping make dances happen in your community. This conference will
bring people together like you to share and learn for a whole weekend. :)
We hope you’ll
- *READ* this message asap
- *FORWARD* it to anyone who might be interested + let us know about
- *SAVE THE DATE - March 20-22, 2015*
*Save the Date!*
*March 20-22, 2015*
*Puttin’ On the Dance 2 (POTD2): Hands Across the Border*
*Come meet other organizers, share ideas and experiences, learn new
strategies for creating successful dances, and more. We’ll also dance, eat,
and have fun with our organizer peers!*
In November 2011, the first <http://www.puttinonthedance.org/>*Puttin' On
the Dance* <http://www.puttinonthedance.org/> convened 78 dance organizers
for a conference in White River Junction, VT. POTD was packed with
workshops, discussions, dancing and more! Many dance communities benefited
in significant ways from this weekend, and it was clear an event like this
should happen every few years. (See
will provide resources and opportunities for learning, sharing, and
renewal! We’ll strengthen networks for sustaining the dance traditions we
love throughout our region.
For organizers of any American/English dance series! This includes contra,
English country, community/family, square, Quebecois, Cape Breton, and
other American and Canadian social dance. *ALL dance organizers are
welcome to attend! *We are specifically targeting in eastern Canada and the
northeastern U.S.: New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Connecticut, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince
Edward Island, Quebec, and Ontario.
Attending this event is an excellent investment in your dance’s future!
Making this conference as affordable as possible is one of our priorities,
but there are
version for the SW conference here
<http://cdss.org/swroc/register/fund-your-attendance/>) you and your group
can help pay your way including travel costs. More information on costs and
registration will be available later in the summer.
The first POTD was co-sponsored by many dance organizations, including
Dance and Song Society <http://www.cdss.org/>. After supporting
<http://www.cdss.org/conferences.html> throughout the U.S. since 2006, CDSS
recently decided it’s time to help a conference happen in Canada. The
Ottawa dance contra community sent three of their dance organizers to the
first POTD. Those individuals and their local dance organization are
thrilled to help catalyze the next conference in the Northeast Region – on
their home turf. A reminder, passports are required for travel to Canada by
US Citizens. Plan ahead!
*QUESTIONS?* email puttinonthedance(a)gmail.com
We'll keep you posted with updates! Meanwhile...
*Please help us spread the word.* Forward this message to:
Members of your community who might want to come
People who organize dances near you that we may not
have on our list
ANYONE you know who might be interested.
Please also send us names & emails of organizers
we may not know about.
You can do so by emailing us at puttinonthedance(a)gmail.com
and letting us
know the person's name, email and what dance they help organize.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Adina Gordon, Burlington VT
Andrew Clyde, Ottawa ON
Catherine Burns, Ottawa ON
Chrissy Fowler, Belfast ME
David Smukler, Syracuse NY
Delia Clark, Taftsville VT
Emily Addison, Ottawa ON
Linda Henry, Amherst, MA
Nancy Turner, Mad River VT
Quena Crain, Brattleboro VT
Reta Troop, Smith Falls, ON
Roger Williams, Ottawa ON
Sara Lawson, Iroquois ON
Sarah VanNorstrand, Syracuse NY
Val Robb, Ottawa ON
Co-sponsors currently include: *Country Dance and Song Society*
Sod Folk Music Society*