The Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) is the primary organization for English Country Dancing, Contra Dancing, and similar types of dancing. They sponsor workshops, trainings, and wonderful dance camps. You can also find out about all the other English Country Dance groups around the country:

Triangle Country Dancers is the primary Contra Dance organization in the Triangle. You can learn more about their dances at:


Handout (pdf) on “How to Give and Receive Help as a Dancer” (prepared by Pat Petersen for the 2010 Spring DanceFest Workshop)