Wow!
Ammmaazing ideas so far.
Thanks so much to Chrissy for that mass of articles + Jonathan and Jennifer
too!

Here is a link to the recent CDSS Canadian survey I was involved with.  Pg
40 of the report relates to this question --- some nice quotes!
https://www.cdss.org/images/community/CDSS-Canada-Organizer-Survey-Report-FINAL-EN.pdf

Here's what's come from the FB OCD group's discussion so far... more for
folks to consider. :)
[[[Others shared these]]]]
http://goodtimes.sc/columns/wellness/santa-cruz-contra-dance/
http://www.southfloridacontradance.com/what-is-contra-dance
https://www.pinterest.ca/canadiansquarea/impact-on-health/
https://www.pinterest.ca/canadiansquarea/press-contra/
https://www.pinterest.ca/canadiansquarea/contra-dance/
http://www.nhmagazine.com/September-2017/Swing-Shift/#.WgsFdHg5ANI.facebook
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/well/walk-stretch-or-dance-dancing-may-be-best-for-the-brain.html

Emily




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> From: Emily Addison <emilyladdi...@gmail.com>
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> Hi fellow shared weight organizers :)
>
> I hope you're doing pretty well.  It's snowing here in Ottawa but the
> red-wing blackbirds showed up in our yard this morning for the first time
> so spring is pushing through!
>
> I was wondering if any of you have resources that provide information on
> benefits of contra dance (or trad social dance generally). This could be as
> simple as your list of benefits, it could be newspaper articles, videos,
> scientific studies... or other!
>
> Why?  It's interesting generally I thought we might all enjoy as tools for
> advocacy.  However, the question initially came up for me as I am working
> on letter to our Finance Minister in Canada about some issues around
> non-profit taxing ($50,000 income we have to charge tax.... ugh... it's
> turned out to be quite difficult for our organizer which is all voolunteer
> run and already cash strapped.)  Anyway --- would love to hear your
> ideas!!! :) :) :)
>
> I've also posted this question on the FB Organizers of contra dance group.
> So if you're on both, you'll likely see it there too.
>
> Thanks so much!
> Emily Addison in Ottawa
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> https://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/29/square-dancing-aging-health-csu/
>
> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/well/walk-stretch-or-
> dance-dancing-may-be-best-for-the-brain.html?smid=fb-share
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> On Mar 8, 2018, at 8:33 AM, Emily Addison via Organizers <
> organizers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
>
> Hi fellow shared weight organizers :)
>
> I hope you're doing pretty well.  It's snowing here in Ottawa but the
> red-wing blackbirds showed up in our yard this morning for the first time
> so spring is pushing through!
>
> I was wondering if any of you have resources that provide information on
> benefits of contra dance (or trad social dance generally). This could be as
> simple as your list of benefits, it could be newspaper articles, videos,
> scientific studies... or other!
>
> Why?  It's interesting generally I thought we might all enjoy as tools for
> advocacy.  However, the question initially came up for me as I am working
> on letter to our Finance Minister in Canada about some issues around
> non-profit taxing ($50,000 income we have to charge tax.... ugh... it's
> turned out to be quite difficult for our organizer which is all voolunteer
> run and already cash strapped.)  Anyway --- would love to hear your
> ideas!!! :) :) :)
>
> I've also posted this question on the FB Organizers of contra dance
> group.  So if you're on both, you'll likely see it there too.
>
> Thanks so much!
> Emily Addison in Ottawa
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> From: Chrissy Fowler <ktaadn...@hotmail.com>
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> I just sent three separate email replies, with a host of attachments, but
> they're awaiting moderator approval.
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> Maybe I should have been more savvy than simply attaching files.  They're
> ones I have collected over the years, including from the Pourparler Alum
> listserve.
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> I sent them directly to Emily.  If anyone else wants them, email me
> directly.
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> Cheers,
> Chrissy Fowler
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> Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:33 AM
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> Subject: [Organizers] Ideas/resources on the benefits of contra (and
> generally trad social dance)
>
> Hi fellow shared weight organizers :)
>
> I hope you're doing pretty well.  It's snowing here in Ottawa but the
> red-wing blackbirds showed up in our yard this morning for the first time
> so spring is pushing through!
>
> I was wondering if any of you have resources that provide information on
> benefits of contra dance (or trad social dance generally). This could be as
> simple as your list of benefits, it could be newspaper articles, videos,
> scientific studies... or other!
>
> Why?  It's interesting generally I thought we might all enjoy as tools for
> advocacy.  However, the question initially came up for me as I am working
> on letter to our Finance Minister in Canada about some issues around
> non-profit taxing ($50,000 income we have to charge tax.... ugh... it's
> turned out to be quite difficult for our organizer which is all voolunteer
> run and already cash strapped.)  Anyway --- would love to hear your
> ideas!!! :) :) :)
>
> I've also posted this question on the FB Organizers of contra dance
> group.  So if you're on both, you'll likely see it there too.
>
> Thanks so much!
> Emily Addison in Ottawa
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> From: Jonathan Sivier <jsiv...@illinois.edu>
> To: Jennifer Sordyl <violinj...@gmail.com>, Emily Addison
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>     I selected the dances and taught the dance section of the study
> referenced in those articles.  Here are some additional links about it.
>
> The paper published about the study
> https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnagi.2017.00059/full
>
> Other links
> http://source.colostate.edu/study-dancing-may-offset-effects-aging-brain/
>
> http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/08/health/health-benefits-of-dancing/index.html
>
> Here is a link to a similar study in Germany published last year.
> https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00305/full
>
> Jonathan
> -----
> Jonathan Sivier
> Caller of Contra, Square, English and Early American Dances
> jsivier AT illinois DOT edu
> Dance Page: http://www.sivier.me/dance_leader.html
> -----
> Q: How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
> A: It depends on what dance you call!
>
>
> On 3/8/2018 10:36 AM, Jennifer Sordyl via Organizers wrote:
> > https://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/29/square-dancing-aging-health-csu/
> >
> > https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/well/walk-stretch-or-
> dance-dancing-may-be-best-for-the-brain.html?smid=fb-share
> >
> >
> > On Mar 8, 2018, at 8:33 AM, Emily Addison via Organizers
> > <organizers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
> >
> > Hi fellow shared weight organizers :)
> >
> > I hope you're doing pretty well.? It's snowing here in Ottawa but the
> > red-wing blackbirds showed up in our yard this morning for the first
> > time so spring is pushing through!
> >
> > I was wondering if any of you have resources that provide information on
> > benefits of contra dance (or trad social dance generally). This could be
> > as simple as your list of benefits, it could be newspaper articles,
> > videos, scientific studies... or other!
> >
> > Why?? It's interesting generally I thought we might all enjoy as tools
> > for advocacy.? However, the question initially came up for me as I am
> > working on letter to our Finance Minister in Canada about some issues
> > around non-profit taxing ($50,000 income we have to charge tax....
> > ugh... it's turned out to be quite difficult for our organizer which is
> > all voolunteer run and already cash strapped.)? Anyway --- would love to
> > hear your ideas!!! :) :) :)
> >
> > I've also posted this question on the FB Organizers of contra dance
> > group.? So if you're on both, you'll likely see it there too.
> >
> > Thanks so much!
> > Emily Addison in Ottawa
>
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