The Country Dance & Song Society of Pittsburgh Celebrates 100 Years!

December 11-13, 2015
A Passport to Joy Centennial Event
Country dancing in Pittsburgh was started formally 100 years ago when Cecil Sharp visited here on his 1915 US tour.  Help celebrate the many dances supported by the Country Dance and Song Society in our Pittsburgh region.

 Friday, December 11 at the Swisshelm Park Community Center, 1050 Windermere Drive
5:45 – 7 pm   Family Dance with music by John Sarney and Friends
$5/person or $10/family
7 – 8 pm      Potluck dinner (families encouraged to stay for no extra
charge for the contra)
8 – 11 pm     Contra Dance with music by Coracree & caller Cindy Harris
$10/person, $7/students.  Beginner session at 7:30.

Saturday, December 12 at the Friends Meeting House
5:30 – 6:45   Potluck dinner
6:45 – 7:15   “100 Years of CDSSP” illustrated talk by Allison Thompson
7:30-10:00    English Country Dance with live music
$10/person, $7/students, $8/CDSSP members.
Beginner session at 7:15.

Sunday, December 13
2-4 pm           Waltzes with music by Coracree at the Wilkins School
Community Center
5:30 – 8:30   Contra Dance with music by Coracree and caller Janine Smith
Skibo Small Gym, 5098 Tech Street on the Carnegie Mellon
University campus
Donations of $10/person suggested. Beginner session 5:15.

Listen to Coracree here:

Happy Birthday CDSSP!

We’re still working towards our $50,000 goal (more than halfway there!) to raise funds for the Country Dance & Song Society, of which we are a member group (founded at the same time!). Your gifts and pledges made from 11/26/15 to 12/31/15 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $7,000.  Please consider giving or pledging (and check out the cool things CDSS offers!) by visiting Remember to note that you are from the Pittsburgh region when you give.



Comments are closed.