Dance Video Archives - Welcome
Dance Video Archives
The dance video archive displays videos of dances from the member organizations of the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS). They are intended as a resource for learning and preserving this wonderful heritage.
The usefulness of this site will depend largely on the level of participation of the the whole traditional dance community. People dance for many reasons and have different interpretations of how dances are done. Where videos of different variants of a dance are available, they will be posted. The broader the sources of editorial and technical information, the more useful the site is likely to be. It is also certain that it will contain errors from time to time, and the accuracy of the site will be greatly improved if these are pointed out and corrections suggested. It is not the intention of this site to be an authority on any of the dances, but rather a repository for some of the material available.
Currently, this site is being hosted as a sub-domain of childgrove.org, the website for the Childgrove Country Dancers in St. Louis.
Looking For Volunteers
To expedite the development of this archive, we are seeking vounteers to edit and post dance video links.
Square Dance Project
If you are interested in squares be certain to check out the Square Dance History Project and the fantastic collection of videos on the SquareDance History YouTube Channel. This is very high quality documentation of a wide range of square dance styles taught and called by several of the most skilled square dance callers.