“It’s a soul-nourishing reminder of the power of music and dance to connect people and bring joy.”

–Ellen Saltonstall

February 13-14, 2021

Join us online for a multi-part family gathering filled with music, dance, and song. 

On Saturday February 13, you are invited to our Winter Family Gathering, with your host, Abby Ladin, and a talented staff of musicians and dance leaders. Bring the whole family, and together we’ll fill our homes with song and have a joyful afternoon dance party!

On Sunday February 14, we offer three youth workshops led by Martha Owen, Sue Hulsether, and Ellie Grace. Workshop content will be geared toward specific age groups (see workshop details), but all household members/friends are welcome to participate. 

Workshop Details

Winter Family Gathering

A 60 minute gathering at 3:00 p.m. Eastern on Saturday Feb 13, 2021.

Join us for an hour of participatory songs and stories, music and movement– harnessing the playful spirit of summer camp gatherings in the heart of winter.

Your Favorite Song You Haven’t Learned Yet, with Martha Owen

Geared to children 6 and under, and their families.

A 30 minute workshop at 10:00 a.m. Eastern on Sunday Feb 14, 2021.

Sing about food and animals and about your heart! Get in a box, look at the banjo and talk all at once!  

Move, Sing, Shake, & Laugh, with Sue Hulsether

Geared to ages 7-9, and their families.

A 50 minute workshop at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on Sunday Feb 14, 2021.

Shake a leg, do a dance, create some interesting rhythms, and sing some crazy songs. This workshop will take folk song and dance in all kinds of fun directions. Family members, stuffed friends, and shaker instruments are welcome to attend, also.  

Rhythm & Song, with Ellie Grace

Geared to ages 10-13, and their families.

A 50 minute workshop at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on Sunday Feb 14, 2021.

This workshop will explore a playful combination of body percussion and other forms of rhythm-making with layers of song. All that is required is a willingness to make music and to laugh at yourself! 


Registration is required. On the registration form you will be asked some questions to help us with final preparations, please let us know how many people will attend each session. If you are interested but cannot make these dates, please email camp@cdss.org–we may be able to repeat this Program.

To register, hit the Register Now button above, or log into CDSS Commons and then select ‘Programs’ from the blue menu bar. If you have any issues with accessing the registration form or logging CDSS Commons, please email camp@cdss.org.

Ticket prices are sliding scale: you decide what works for you! The suggested price is $25 per family, per session, and the minimum price is $5. You only need to register once, then sign up for as many sessions as you like. All sessions will be virtual, and we will send your Zoom links via email. We hope to see you there!


Children performing a longsword dance