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Country Dance + Song Online Volume 3, April 2022Volume 3, April 2022

With the 2022 issue of Country Dance + Song Online, we are excited to present three articles on very different topics, two of them by contributors new to the journal. We will time-travel to three centuries of Anglo-American dance—all different, but all evolutionarily connected.


  • "The Grand March" by Alan Duffy
  • "Couple Dances, Douglas Kennedy’s English Folk Dance Society, and The British Old Time Dance Revival" by Dr. Chloe Middleton-Metcalfe
  • "A Traditional Square Dance in Upstate South Carolina, 2007-2011" by Bob Dalsemer

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About CD+S Online

As part of the CDSS Centennial, this peer-reviewed journal, which appeared in print from the late 1960s to the early 1990s, returned as CD+S Online in April 2016. In its rebooted form, CD+S Online is an annual publication that offers an opportunity for those who love and think seriously about our arts to present their research in an entertaining and scholarly way for readers around the world interested in traditional dance, music, and song rooted in England and North America. Articles in CD+S Online are longer and more detailed than those found in its sister publication, CDSS News, and represent an exploration of the past, a celebration of the present, speculations as to the future, and a means for future generations to mark the status and development of our shared art form at any given point in time. 

Articles address a wide range of topics including collecting traditional songs or dances, incorporating traditional materials in the classroom, whether K-12 or at the college level, working collaboratively with other arts organizations, examining how traditions are transmitted, and more!

At the time it was published, Country Dance and Song was available only to members of CDSS. As part of the support that members and friends have provided and continue to provide, we are pleased to make CD+S Online free and available to everyone. Access to back issues of Country Dance and Song and The Country Dancer is also free. Bookmark this page and visit it often.

Call for proposals

Proposals for articles are accepted at any time. Send your proposal (350-word; i.e., one page) to (Please read the Submissions and Style guidelines before submitting a proposal.)

Allison Thompson
General Editor, CD+S Online

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