We’re putting on another Puttin’ On the Dance Conference! POTD2:  Hands Across the Border. Yahoo!  Same fantastic conference for Northeast dance organizers & others.  This time, we’re convening in a city in Canada.  (POTD 1 was in a Vermont village, and we’re going cosmopolitan for POTD2.  Get psyched, and US citizens start updating those passports!)

SAVE THE DATE!   March 20-22, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario

FMI: puttinonthedance@gmail.com

Website updates coming soon.

~ the POTD2 organizing team


Welcome to Puttin’ On the Dance: Northeast Dance Organizers Conference!  This event was a rare opportunity, and a huge success – thanks to the 78 dance organizers in attendance.  And, the POTD organizers are deeply satisfied to have witnessed the fulfillment of the conference mission.

Here’s a photo of nearly all the conferees.  Check out the rest of the website to see a bit more about the conference itself.  NOTE:  A new Post-Conference section has been added, with several info-packed subpages.

If you and yours aren’t yet members of CDSS, fill out the CDSS membership info and send it in with your fee, noting that the new membership was inspired by Puttin’ On the Dance.  Tell your friends and co-organizers too!

Page updated March 27, 2012.

happy dance organizers

Puttin’ On the Dance was made possible thanks to generous support and funding from many individual donors, the Country Dance & Song Society (CDSS), the New England Folk Festival Association (NEFFA), the DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts (DEFFA), the New England Dancing Masters (NEDM) and the Monadnock Folklore Society (MFS).


Help spread the word! We’d love folks to print this POTD-NEDOC Flier and distribute it everywhere current, former, or future dance organizers might be found.

Join us if you…

  • organize a traditional dance series in the Northeast*
  • want to help your series thrive
  • have questions or concerns about dance series management
  • have things to share, from challenges to successes
  • enjoy opportunities for growth
  • want a really fun weekend adventure with other dance organizers

*The conference is especially for organizers of any English/American dance series in Northeastern United States and Canada, including contra, square, English Country Dance, gender role free, family, and community dances.  Space permitting, others interested in dance series management, whether from other regions or not currently organizing dances, are also welcome to attend.

Brief Details:

Check-in begins Friday, November 11th at 3:00 pm and the conference ends Sunday, November 13th in the afternoon.

Registration fees cover the conference itself, accommodations, all meals and snacks from Friday evening through Sunday lunch, two dances, and priceless quality time with your dance organizer peers.

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