CDSS Events List
The place to start for @Home events. Includes some of the events we list below along with several more, including concerts, classes for callers and musicians, song sessions, dances, etc. Website
Dugan Murphy, our caller at Bayou Bedlam 2018, is leading a series of online classes for contra callers. Website
Contra Dance and Music
The Bay Area CDS and other California groups are hosting several events online, both on Facebook Live and Zoom. They recently hosted Kendall Rogers in a concert consisting mostly of his own waltzes. See bacds.org for a constantly-updated list and links.
Country Dance Music Radio
CDMR is an internet streaming radio station playing the music you love to dance to! You can also support the musicians through links on the site, including Daron Douglas, who would have been the violinist at Set for Spring. Website
English Country Dance
Dances for 1 or 2
There are several new dances being written or old ones adapted for one or two people. Choreography and other links are being collected here.
Videos of some of these dances have been collected by Bob Green. Link
Oklahoma caller Louise Siddons created a video in which she teaches seven dances for solo dancers. The music is provided by Oklahoma musicians. YouTube
Every Tuesday at 6:00 CT, Karen Axelrod, who would have been the pianist at Set for Spring, offers In the Moment: A NOT concert by Karen Axelrod and friends where she plays along with recordings of tunes that friends have sent her. It's on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/karen.axelrod.9.
Maintained by the Lambertville Country Dancers. Website
The Historical Tea and Dance Society (of Pasadena, California) is presenting 5 Things: An English Country Dance Web Talk, a series of chats with some of the best ECD callers and musicians. Tuesdays, 8 pm CT. Prior weeks are available to watch on their Facebook page (FB account not required). Facebook | Website
Here is the chat with Joanna Reiner, who would have been our caller at Set for Spring. Joanna doesn't join the chat until about 12 minutes in. It's well worth a listen.
International Folk Dance
IFD generally works quite well as solo dancing. There are dozens of Zoom sessions being run by people around the world. Some have 40 or so participants, but others have hundreds or even thousands of dancers all dancing together at the same time.
Here are a few:
- Houston and Austin are co-hosting a session every Friday from 7:30-9:30. See www.folkdancers.org for info.
- Roberto Bagnoli runs several sessions a week. See www.morenu.it for info.
- Folk Arts Center of New England has a session every Saturday from 1-3 CDT. Most of these are workshops that teach the dances. See www.facone.org for info.
- Dance with Ira Weisburd. Includes line dancing on Tuesday mornings and Balkan on Saturdays at noon. On Facebook at Dance with Ira.
Several of the performers and teachers who would have been at NEFFA this year have posted videos on Vimeo. Included are songs, instrumentals, dances, and more. Find them all here.
Here is a song that many of us can relate to:
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