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Gaye Fifer


Our current CDSS President hasn't stopped dancing since she found contras in 1979 in St. Louis. Since then, she has found dancing wherever she goes. Gaye learned to call contras in Charlottesville, VA and has been traveling to call and dance for the past 25 years. Realizing that someone had to be doing the work to make the dances happen, she began serving on her local dance committee, organizing her local dance weekend, serving on the CDSS Board and leading workshops for other organizers. Gaye is also a passionate teacher and dancer of waltz, having led workshops with her partner, Wayne, at numerous dance weekends around the country. More recently she has begun to call English Country dances and now includes that in her repertoire. She is retired from a 30 year elementary school teaching career.

Gaye believes in the power of our dance and song community and is delighted to be part of the work CDSS does! We are proud to have her as our President and proud to have her here again for Fleur de Lis Fling!

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