“5 Things” Web Chats

Our web chat series is a way to stay in touch, to stay connected, continue learning and growing as dancers and as a community.  Now we have a moment to think about, and discuss, English Country and historical dance!  Our guest speakers will talk about the '5 things' that they feel are important to our passion for ECD and why.  This is a rare opportunity to ask questions and hear what our guests have to say.  Then join us immediately following our web chats for the After Talk where folks drop in to ask more questions one-on-one with guests, see friends, and chat casually about dance community topics.

Click on the Subject to watch the web chat when available.    Dropbox gives you the Zoom chat and sometimes images.

To search entries in this list, type part of the word here. 

DateWeb chat linkDescriptionWebsite
24-Mar-20Graham ChristianCaller (English), researcher, writer
31-Mar-20Joanna ReinerCaller (English)
7-Apr-20Kalia KlibanCaller (English and Contra), dance writerLink
14-Apr-20Rebecca KingPianist (English and Contra) and composerLink
18-Apr-20Cécile LayeFrench teacher of English danceLink
21-Apr-20Kate BarnesMulti-instrumentalist (English and Contra), composer, publisherLink
28-Apr-20Sharon GreenOrganizer, caller (English), dance composerLink
5-May-20Bruce HamiltonCaller (English), Scottish teacher, thought-provoking speaker
12-May-20Brooke FriendlyCaller (English), dance writerLink
16-May-20Susan de GuardiolaHistorical Dance teacher and researcherLink
19-May-20Orly KrasnerCaller (English), dance writer, tune composer, academic
26-May-20David MillstoneCaller (English), videographer, writer, Past CDSS PresidentLink
2-Jun-20Scott HiggsCaller (English and Contra), dance writerLink
9-Jun-20Jenna SimpsonCaller (English), dance writer
16-Jun-20Brad FosterCDSS Executive & Artistic Director 1983-2011
23-Jun-20Katy GermanCDSS Executive Director 2017-
30-Jun-20James HutsonCaller and dance writer (English & Contra)
7-Jul-20Paul RossCaller (English), videographer, organizerLink
14-Jul-20Dave WieslerPianist and Composer (English, Contra and Scottish)Link
18-Jul-20Colin HumeCaller (English, Contra, Square…), dance writer, composer, researcherLink
21-Jul-20Brooke FriendlySpecial theme: Global Terminology / Positional CallingLink
28-Jul-20Bridget WhiteheadCaller and organizer
4-Aug-20Beverly FrancisCaller (English)
11-Aug-20Gary RoodmanDance writerLink
15-Aug-20Allison ThompsonHistorian, dance writer, musician, bloggerLink
18-Aug-20Olivia BarryCaller (English, Contra, Irish), organizer, researcherLink
25-Aug-20Shira KammenMusician, composerLink
1-Sep-20Anna RainCaller (English & Contra), musician
8-Sep-20Chip PrinceMusician (English & Contra)
15-Sep-20Louise SiddonsCaller (English & Contra), OrganizerLink
19-Sep-20Paul CooperResearcher (Regency)Link
22-Sep-20Lisa GreenleafCaller (English, Contra, Squares)
6-Oct-20Susan Kevra and
Rachel Bell
Caller (Susan) and musicians (both) for English and ContraLink
13-Oct-20Gene MurrowCaller, Musician and Producer (English)
17-Oct-20Walter NelsonOrganizer and Lecturer (Historical)
20-Oct-20David SmuklerCaller and dance writer (English, Contra and Square)
27-Oct-20Martha GriffinCaller and Choreographer (English)
3-Nov-20Many guests
10-Nov-20Jonathan JensenMusician and ComposerLink
17-Nov-20Jenny BeerCaller and Choreographer (English)
24-Nov-20Chris SackettCaller, Composer and Choreographer (English)
1-Dec-20Dave Wiesler"Exploring Dance Tunes"Link
8-Dec-20Heather ClarkeResearcher and DancerLink
15-Dec-20Alan WinstonCaller, choreographer and dance organizerLink
22-Dec-20Darlene HamiltonCaller and multi-talented organizer
5-Jan-21Danny WalkowitzDancer and professional Historian
Special New Year Bonus: Link for the After-talk.
12-Jan-21Wayne HankinMulti-instrumentalist (also Cirque du Soleil), inventor of the Jubo (see link).Link
19-Jan-21Gaye FiferCaller (English and Contra)Link
26-Jan-21Elizabeth GoossenCaller (English), choreographer (& Scottish), composer, musician, organizer
2-Feb-21Barbara FinneyCaller and Teacher (English), Organizer
9-Feb-21Jeff SperoPianist, caller and choreographer (Contra)Link
16-Feb-21Alex CummingTraditional singer, musician (accordion & piano), and callerLink
20-Feb-21Nicolas BroadbridgeCaller and Teacher (English), accordionist, researcher, composer, choreographerLink
23-Feb-21Karen AxelrodMusician (English and Contra)Link
2-Mar-21Alisa DodsonCaller and dance writer (English)
9-Mar-21Jacqueline SchwabPianist and caller (English)Link
16-Mar-21Dan BlimCaller
20-Mar-21Paul HutchinsonAccordionist in any style you'd like to nameLink
23-Mar-21Graham ChristianCaller (English), researcher, writer
30-Mar-21Audrey KnuthMusician (Contra)Link
6-Apr-21Jim MorrisonMusician, caller, researcher, former Director of CDSSLink
13-Apr-21Mary DevlinCaller (English and Contra), Choreographer, former CDSS PresidemtLink
20-Apr-21Rosemary LachCaller (English and Contra), and OrganizerLink
27-Apr-21Dave BartleyMusician (English and Contra), ComposerLink
4-May-21Philippe CallensA tribute to the renowned caller, teacher, and choreographer
11-May-21Barbara GreenbergMusician (English and Contra)
18-May-21Frederick ParkCaller (English, Contra, Square, and Folk), teacher, choreographer, organizer, storyteller
25-May-21Nikki HerbstTeacher (English and Contra) and OrganizerLink
1-Jun-21Bob GreenCaller, choreographer, videographerLink
8-Jun-21Val MedveCaller (English), teacher, organizer, and choreographerLink
15-Jun-21Various directorsBehind the scenes at dance camp
19-Jun-21Alex CummingsIn conjunction with Hey Days Dance CampLink
22-Jun-21Our Online PioneersCreating new opportunties for us to share and experience the joy of music, dance, and song!
29-Jun-21Our 5 Things TeamThe stories of some of the folks behind the scenes who made it all happen
19-Oct-21Steve HoweFormer Director of CDSS Camp Programs, dancer
16-Nov-21Alan Roberts & Sande GilletteSound engineer, fiddle players, organizer
21-Dec-21Bob DalsemerCaller, teacher, musician, organizer, former CDSS PresidentLink
18-Jan-22Mike RichardsonMusician, dancer, caller, composer, choreographer and organizer.Link
15-Feb-22Andy Davis & Peter AmidonPerforming and teaching artistsLink
15-Mar-22Deborah DenenfeldDance educator and leaderLink
15-Apr-22ECD ChoreographersAlan Winston, David Smukler, Jenny Beer, Sharon Green, and Gary Roodman
18-May-22Wendy GrahamCaller (Contra)Link
20-Jul-22David MacemonCaller, dancer, former CDSS Board member
24-Oct-22Ann SchauPianist and band leaderLink
19-Dec-22Dr. John RamsayLeader, organizer, researcher, dancerLink