Useful Dance-Related Links


Descriptions and Definitions

Contra dance

English country dance

Dance Directories

Ted Crane's extensive Dance Database.

Michael Dyck's Dance Index. (Choreographers might donate a copy of their book(s) in support of this great resource.)

Dance Organizations

Country Dance & Song Society (CDSS), national organization which supports traditional Anglo-American dance and music, sponsors summer dance and music weeks, and sells books and recordings. 

New England Folk Festival Association (NEFFA), sponsors an annual festival in the Boston MA area each May attended by thousands; organizes a weekly Boston area dance; and maintains a very extensive collection of links called the LinkFest

Lavendar Country and Folk Dancers (LCFD), supports gender-free dance throughout the country and sponsors two gender-free dance camps each year.

Houston Area Traditional Dance Society (HATDS), organizing contras in Houston, with links to other Texas dance opportunities.

Big Scioty Barn Dance, organizing contras and square dances in Columbus OH since 1985, plus the annual Winter WarmUp weekend each December.

Columbus English Country Dancers, more than 25 years of ECD in Columbus OH, with regular dancing twice a month and a fall Country Dance Weekend every other year or so.

Ann Arbor Council for Traditional Music and Dance (AACTMAD), sponsors weekly and monthly dances, and puts together a two-month dance calendar for all of Michigan.  

Great Bands

Changeling, Columbus OH

Goldcrest, Washington & Wilmington & New Orleans

The Groovemongers, Rochester NY

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