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 1990 downloads

Community Dance Program List

CDJournalIndex

September 7, 2020 0 1383 downloads

CDP JOURNAL (2019-2) - December 2019

December 1, 2019 0 1306 downloads

CDP Journal December 2019

CD Journal (2019-1) March 2019

March 1, 2019 0 1289 downloads

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

CDP Journal (2018 -2) October 2018

October 1, 2018 0 1550 downloads

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

CDP Journal (2018-01) March 2018

March 1, 2018 0 1264 downloads

CDP Journal March 2018

CD Journal (2016-02) December 2016

December 1, 2016 0 1114 downloads

December 2016 Community Dance Journal

CD Journal Index

June 1, 2016 0 1426 downloads

CD Journal Index - updated June 2016

CD Journal (2016-01) February 2016

February 1, 2016 0 1109 downloads

CD Journal February 2016

CD Journal (2015-02) December 2015

December 1, 2015 0 1158 downloads

CD Journal for December 2015

CD Journal (2015-01) March 2015

March 1, 2015 0 1232 downloads

March 2015 issue of the Community Dance Journal

CD Journal (2014-01) December 2014

December 1, 2014 0 1330 downloads

December 2014 issue of the Community Dance Journal.

CD Journal (2014-01) March 2014

March 1, 2014 0 1203 downloads

March 2014 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (2013-01) February 2013

February 1, 2013 0 1281 downloads

February 2013 issue of the CD Journal

CD Journal (2012-02) December 2012

December 1, 2012 0 1501 downloads

December 2012 issue of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (2012-01) August 2012

August 1, 2012 0 1320 downloads

August 2012 issue of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (2011-01) (March 2011)

March 1, 2011 0 1420 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 1283 downloads

December 2009 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (2009-01) (February 2009)

February 1, 2009 0 1168 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 1133 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 (2008-02) November 2008

November 1, 2008 0 1454 downloads

November 2008 issue of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (2008-01) February 2008

February 1, 2008 0 1152 downloads

February 2008 issue of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (2007-02) (November 2007

November 1, 2007 0 1273 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 1343 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 1112 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 1294 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 1391 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 1148 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 1065 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 1094 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 1157 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 1192 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 1254 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 1077 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 1159 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 1132 downloads

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

CD Journal (2002-02) June 2002

June 1, 2002 0 1338 downloads

June 2002 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (2002-01) February 2002

February 1, 2002 0 1093 downloads

February 2002 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (2001-02) December 2001

December 1, 2001 0 1126 downloads

December 2001 issue of the CDP Journal.

CDP Journal (2001-02), May 2001

May 1, 2001 0 1494 downloads

CDP Journal, May 2001

CD Journal (2001-01) February 2001

February 1, 2001 0 1397 downloads

February 2001 issue of the CDP Jornal.

CDP Journal (2001-1) February 2001

February 1, 2001 0 1510 downloads

CDP Journal February 2001

CD Journal (2000-01) November 2000

November 1, 2000 0 1204 downloads

November 2000 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (2000-01) May 2000

May 1, 2000 0 1336 downloads

May 2000 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1999-03) December 1999

December 1, 1999 0 1047 downloads

December 1999 issue of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (1999-02) August 1999

August 1, 1999 0 1485 downloads

August 1999 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1999-01) February 1999

February 1, 1999 0 1060 downloads

February 1999 issue of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (1998-02) August 1998

May 1, 1998 0 1182 downloads

August 1998 issue of the CD Journal.

CD Journal (1998-01) February 1998

February 1, 1998 0 1099 downloads

February 1998 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1997-02) November 1997

November 1, 1997 0 1504 downloads

November 1997 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1997-01) February 1997

January 1, 1997 0 1190 downloads

February 1997 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1996-03) December 1996

December 1, 1996 0 1181 downloads

December 1996 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1996-02) July 1996

July 1, 1996 0 1450 downloads

July 1996 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1996-01) April 1996

April 1, 1996 0 1183 downloads

April 1996 issue of CDP Journal.

CDP Journal (1996-01) January 1996

January 1, 1996 0 1177 downloads

CDP Journal, January 1996

CD Journal (1995-03) September 1995

November 1, 1995 0 1286 downloads

September 1995 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1995-02) June 1995

June 1, 1995 0 1215 downloads

June 1995 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1995-01) March 1995

March 1, 1995 0 1348 downloads

March 1995 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1994-04) December 1994

December 1, 1994 0 1100 downloads

December1994 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1994-03) August 1994

August 1, 1994 0 1200 downloads

August 1994 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1994-02) May 1994

May 1, 1994 0 1232 downloads

May 1994 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1994-01) January 1994

January 1, 1994 0 1112 downloads

January 1994 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1993-03) November 1993

November 1, 1993 0 1109 downloads

November 1993 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1993-04) November 1993

November 1, 1993 0 1018 downloads

November 1993 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1993-02) August 1993

August 1, 1993 0 993 downloads

August 1993 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1993-01) May 1993

May 1, 1993 0 1052 downloads

May 1993 issue of the CDP Journal.

CDP Journal (1993-01) February 1993

February 1, 1993 0 1124 downloads

CDP Journal February 1993

CD Journal (1992-02) November 1992

November 1, 1992 0 1008 downloads

November 1992 issue of the CDP Journal.

CD Journal (1992-01) August 1992

August 1, 1992 0 1060 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.