Community Dance Program

About the Community Dance Program (CDP)

Aside from the typical one-night stands that perhaps attract as many as one out of every ten Americans who have at least a single exposure to square dancing during their lifetime, the greatest potential for any future program lies in an easy-access, limited basics program that demands little commitment on the part of the dancers, but at the same time provides an almost unlimited scope of variety, friendship, and fun. However, the great majority of men and women who would like to be involved in square dancing on a limited time schedule find that such an on-going program is not available.

CDP is a grass-roots concept of the activity — the basic form of square dancing that Americans enjoyed for years. While there is no limit to the variety involved, it is the form of variety that can be achieved with a limited amount of class time and then enjoyed for a life-time.

CDP Resources

Dance Resource Website

A compilation of Beginner Party Dances, Community Dances, Contra Dances, and Traditional Square Dances.

CDP Journals

Community Dance Program List

February 1, 2021 162.54 KB 4263 downloads

Community Dance Program List

CDJournalIndex

September 7, 2020 0 2956 downloads

CDP JOURNAL (2019-2) - December 2019

December 1, 2019 0 2605 downloads

CDP Journal December 2019

CD Journal (2019-1) March 2019

March 1, 2019 0 2622 downloads

Community Dance Journal published in March, 2019. Volume 26, Number 1

CDP Journal (2018 -2) October 2018

October 1, 2018 0 2869 downloads

Community Dance Journal published in October, 2018. Volume 25, Number 2

CDP Journal (2018-01) March 2018

March 1, 2018 0 2593 downloads

CDP Journal March 2018

CD Journal (2016-02) December 2016

December 1, 2016 0 2327 downloads

December 2016 Community Dance Journal

CD Journal Index

June 1, 2016 0 2608 downloads

CD Journal Index - updated June 2016

CD Journal (2016-01) February 2016

February 1, 2016 0 2372 downloads

CD Journal February 2016

CD Journal (2015-02) December 2015

December 1, 2015 0 2357 downloads

CD Journal for December 2015

CD Journal (2015-01) March 2015

March 1, 2015 0 2402 downloads

March 2015 issue of the Community Dance Journal

CD Journal (2014-01) December 2014

December 1, 2014 0 2520 downloads

December 2014 issue of the Community Dance Journal.

CD Journal (2014-01) March 2014

March 1, 2014 0 2413 downloads

March 2014 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (2013-01) February 2013

February 1, 2013 0 2507 downloads

February 2013 issue of the CD Journal

CD Journal (2012-02) December 2012

December 1, 2012 0 2765 downloads

December 2012 issue of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (2012-01) August 2012

August 1, 2012 0 2570 downloads

August 2012 issue of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (2011-01) (March 2011)

March 1, 2011 0 2658 downloads

This is the March 2011 issue of the CD Journal and includes information about the 2011 Beginner Dance Party Leader Seminar (BDPLS) to be held April 16 & 17, 2011 immediately prior to the 2011 CALLERLAB Convention.

CD Journal (2009-02) December 2009

December 1, 2009 0 2432 downloads

December 2009 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (2009-01) (February 2009)

February 1, 2009 0 2302 downloads

February 2009 issue of the CD Journal. Includes information about the Beginner Party Leaders Seminar at the 2009 CALLERLAB Convention in Kansas City, MO April 4 and 5, 2009.

CD Journal (2008-02) November 2008

November 1, 2008 0 2676 downloads

November 2008 issue of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (2008-02) November 2008

November 1, 2008 0 2333 downloads

This issue includes information about the 2009 Beginner Dance Party Leaders Seminar (BDPLS) to be held immediately prior to the 2009 CALLERLAB Convention in Kansas City, MO. Also includes information about Poussettes and Wheelbarrows and several dances.

CD Journal (2008-01) February 2008

February 1, 2008 0 2323 downloads

February 2008 issue of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (2007-02) (November 2007

November 1, 2007 0 2449 downloads

November 2007 Community Dance Journal. Includes information about the new CCTD Chairman, the 2008 Beginner Dance Party Leaders Seminar (BDPLS), Dances for small events, and other items of interest. (11/26/2007)

CD Journal (2007-01) March 2007

March 1, 2007 0 2612 downloads

March 2007 issue of the CD Journal. Includes information about the BDPLS at the 2007 CALLERLAB Convention. Also included are several dances. (03/23/2007)

CD Journal (2006-02) October 2006

October 1, 2006 0 2220 downloads

CDP Journal October 2006 Issue. Features an announcement for the Beginner Dance Party Leaders Seminar (BDPLS) to be held prior to the 2007 CALLERLAB Convention in Colorado Springs, CO April 1, 2007.

CD Journal (2006-01) March 2006

March 1, 2006 0 2412 downloads

CDP Journal March 2006. this issue contains information about the Beginner Dance Party Leader Seminar at the 2006 CALLERLAB Convention. Also included is information about the BDPLS DVDs availaable for sale, and several dances. (03/27/2006)

CD Journal (2005-03) November 2005

November 1, 2005 0 2533 downloads

November 2005 CDP Journal. Includes information about the Beginner Dance Party Leader Seminar (BDPLS) in Charlotte, NC in April 2006; a AAHPERD report; several dance figures; and information about an Internet Resource. (12/05/2005)

CD Journal (2005-02) June 2005

June 1, 2005 0 2277 downloads

June 2005 issue of the CDP Journal includes a report from the committee meeting at the 2006 CALLERLAB Convention. There is a report on the Beginner Dance Party Leaders Seminar (BDPLS) held prior to the 2006 CALLERLAB Convention.

CD Journal (2005-01) February 2005

February 1, 2005 0 2234 downloads

CDP Journal February 2005 issue. Includes information about the recent committee name change to Committee for Community and Traditional Dance (CCTD). Also included is information about the Beginner Dance Party Leaders Seminar to be held immediately prior to the CALLERLAB Convention.

CD Journal (2004-03) November 2004

November 1, 2004 0 2206 downloads

The November 2004 issue of the CDP Journal includes information about the merger of the Committee for Community Dance and the Contra/Traditional Committee into a single committee. Also included is an article about the history and future of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (2004-02) June 2004

June 1, 2004 0 2370 downloads

The June 2004 issue of the Community Dance Program Journal reports on the Beginner Dance Party Leader Seminar held at the 2004 CALLERLAB Convention in Reno, NV.

CD Journal (2004-01) February 2004

February 1, 2004 0 2294 downloads

February 2004 issue of the CDP Journal includes a book review of an excellent history book written by Jim Mayo. Also includes information about the Beginner Party Leader Seminar in Reno, NV at the 2004 CALLERLB Convention. (02/17/2004)

CD Journal (2003-03) November 2003

November 1, 2003 0 2367 downloads

November 2003 issue of the CDP Journal includes an announcement of the BDPL seminar at the 2004 CALLERLAB convention in April 2004. Also includes a request for dance material and articles. (11/21/2003)

CD Journal (2003-02) June 2003

June 1, 2003 0 2166 downloads

June 2003 Issue of the CDP Journal. This issue includes a report from the BDPLS held in San Antonio in conjunction with the 2003 CALLERLAB convention. This issue also announces the BDPLS to be held in Reno, NV on April 3 & 4, 2004 in conjunction with the CALLERLAB Convention.

CD Journal (2003-01) February 2003

February 1, 2003 0 2315 downloads

February 2003 issue of the CDP Journal. Includes information about the Beginner Party Leaders Seminar at the 2003 CALLERLAB convention in San Antonio, TX April 12 & 13, 2003. (02/01/2003)

CD Journal (2002-03) November 2002

November 1, 2002 0 2276 downloads

November 2002 issue of CDP Journal. (11/15/2002)

CD Journal (2002-02) June 2002

June 1, 2002 0 2417 downloads

June 2002 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (2002-01) February 2002

February 1, 2002 0 2187 downloads

February 2002 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (2001-02) December 2001

December 1, 2001 0 2226 downloads

December 2001 issue of the CDP Journal.

CDP Journal (2001-02), May 2001

May 1, 2001 0 2654 downloads

CDP Journal, May 2001

CD Journal (2001-01) February 2001

February 1, 2001 0 2481 downloads

February 2001 issue of the CDP Jornal.

CDP Journal (2001-1) February 2001

February 1, 2001 0 2776 downloads

CDP Journal February 2001

CD Journal (2000-01) November 2000

November 1, 2000 0 2384 downloads

November 2000 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (2000-01) May 2000

May 1, 2000 0 2462 downloads

May 2000 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1999-03) December 1999

December 1, 1999 0 2125 downloads

December 1999 issue of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (1999-02) August 1999

August 1, 1999 0 2638 downloads

August 1999 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1999-01) February 1999

February 1, 1999 0 2133 downloads

February 1999 issue of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (1998-02) August 1998

May 1, 1998 0 2353 downloads

August 1998 issue of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (1998-01) February 1998

February 1, 1998 0 2191 downloads

February 1998 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1997-02) November 1997

November 1, 1997 0 2682 downloads

November 1997 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1997-01) February 1997

January 1, 1997 0 2084 downloads

February 1997 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1996-03) December 1996

December 1, 1996 0 2083 downloads

December 1996 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1996-02) July 1996

July 1, 1996 0 2318 downloads

July 1996 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1996-01) April 1996

April 1, 1996 0 2080 downloads

April 1996 issue of CDP Journal.

CDP Journal (1996-01) January 1996

January 1, 1996 0 2104 downloads

CDP Journal, January 1996

CD Journal (1995-03) September 1995

November 1, 1995 0 2138 downloads

September 1995 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1995-02) June 1995

June 1, 1995 0 2067 downloads

June 1995 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1995-01) March 1995

March 1, 1995 0 2219 downloads

March 1995 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1994-04) December 1994

December 1, 1994 0 1959 downloads

December1994 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1994-03) August 1994

August 1, 1994 0 2110 downloads

August 1994 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1994-02) May 1994

May 1, 1994 0 2144 downloads

May 1994 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1994-01) January 1994

January 1, 1994 0 1958 downloads

January 1994 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1993-03) November 1993

November 1, 1993 0 1933 downloads

November 1993 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1993-04) November 1993

November 1, 1993 0 1813 downloads

November 1993 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1993-02) August 1993

August 1, 1993 0 1814 downloads

August 1993 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1993-01) May 1993

May 1, 1993 0 1913 downloads

May 1993 issue of the CDP Journal.

CDP Journal (1993-01) February 1993

February 1, 1993 0 2041 downloads

CDP Journal February 1993

CD Journal (1992-02) November 1992

November 1, 1992 0 1846 downloads

November 1992 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1992-01) August 1992

August 1, 1992 0 1909 downloads

August 1992 issue of the Community Dance Program (CDP) Journal. This is the FIRST ISSUE of the CDP Journal. Includes description of the CDP, selling the CDP, dancing in Trios, and various dances.