COUNTRY DANCE & SONG SOCIETY INC

aka CDSS   |   Easthampton, MA   |  www.cdss.org

Mission

CDSS fosters participatory dance, music and song that have roots in English and American culture. We are an educator, advocate, convener, resource provider and steward of these traditional-based art forms for communities and our members in North America. Through our values of community, joy, and integrity we provide programs and services in the following five areas: Education, Convener, Advocacy, Stewardship,

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Mrs. Kathryn Tarter German

Main address

116 Pleasant Street, Suite 345

Easthampton, MA 01027 USA

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EIN

04-3031125

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Folk Arts (A24)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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CDSS Camp Programs

Summer camps: Educational & recreational residental camp programs where participants experience traditional English and Anglo-American dance, music, and song.
CDSS fosters participatory dance, music and song that have roots in English and American culture. We are an educator, advocate, convener, resource provider and steward of these traditional-based art forms for communities and our members in North America.

Population(s) Served
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Where we work

Financials

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COUNTRY DANCE & SONG SOCIETY INC

Board of directors
as of 08/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

President Gaye Fifer

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Term: 2018 - 2022

Diane Silver

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Juliette Webb

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Joel Bluestein

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Avia Moore

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Nikki Herbst

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Pam Paulson

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Robbin Marcus

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Peter Baker

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Chris Weiler

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Susie Lorand

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Jeremy Carter-Gordon

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Justin Morrison

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Marni Rachmiel

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Luanne Stiles

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Jenna Barron

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Margaret Bary

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Alice Kenney

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Susan English

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Normal Farrell

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Howell Lankford

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Craig Meltzner

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/11/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Female

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