those folks and what's their purpose, anyway?
We first described ourselves as
follows: "GO Dancing! is a collaborative effort of dancers, callers,
musicians, and the people supporting them in and around Goshen,
We're a bit more formal now. The information below is from Article 2 of
the Bylaws of Goshen Community Contra Dancing:
GO Dancing! is a nonprofit community based educational
organization with the following aims:
1) To encourage the practice and promote the knowledge of American
traditional folk dance, music, and song.
2) To sponsor community dances
3) To train musicians, dance teachers, and leaders in order to further
4) To cooperate with other like-minded organizations in order to
further these objectives.
We achieved 501(c)3 status in
October, 2002 with the help of the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS). This means that we now have "non-profit" status and
any donations made to GO Dancing! are
tax-deductible. GO Dancing! is now a Group
Affiliate member of CDSS.
Those of us working to organize
the events are grateful for the incredible response this community has
shown. We hope that you will join us in this wonderful experience of
music, dance, and community building. What gifts and strengths might
you contribute? We hold once-monthly organizing meetings to make this
all happen. Please contact us with your suggestions or with any questions. Please
feel free to contact members of our Board of Directors,