Kappy Laning

Kappy has been teaching children, teens and adults English ritual dances for many years at CDSS and LSF intergenerational camps and local schools.
 She enjoys adapting traditional ritual dances (rapper, longsword, garland and border morris) to create a fun and dynamic experience while meeting the needs of the students.

Kappy was the CDSS Camp Director for CDSS Cascade week (formerly known as Adult and Family week (Buffalo Gap/Timber Ridge/Camp Louise) for 25 years and has been Co-Camp Director of Terpsichore for the last 5 years. Read More

Dave Wiesler

Dave Wiesler began his musical journey as “the guy who could figure out the chords” in his high school garage band. Nearly 20 years later he discovered playing folk music for dances, and felt that the job description had been written just for him. At home in a wide range of styles, Dave is in demand for contra, English and Scottish country dancing, swing, waltz and vintage dance; and his music has taken him across the country and into Canada,

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Ben Schreiber

Ben Schreiber is a contra dance fiddler and tune writer who started with the Suzuki method at an early age, and has since shifted into the world of folk music. A Midwest native, Ben was exposed to many styles of folk music early on, which have all influenced and shaped his style of playing. Ben currently lives in St. Louis, MO, but was previously located in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he established his first regularly touring contra dance band,

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Meg Dedolph

Meg Dedolph

Meg Dedolph spent her teenage years working as a Girl Scout camp counselor, completely unaware that it was a job that grownups could have too. Since leading kids in Baby Shark (before it was cool), she found folk and traditional music. Now she plays guitar and drums for the Cosmic Otters and is a Chicago-area dance caller, appearing at regular contra dances and once-in-a-while church harvest festivals. She and her family run an all-ages dance series in the Chicago suburbs,

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Owen Morrison

Owen MorrisonOwen Morrison is an accomplished rhythm and lead guitarist, at home in many styles of traditional music. His playing, laced with rhythmic power and skillful finesse, has made him popular among dancers and fiddlers alike. Owen has toured the U.S. and abroad with bands such as Elixir, Airdance, Night Watch and The Morrison Brothers Band. A frequent staff member and Program Director at Pinewoods, Ashokan, Augusta, and many other camps.

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