|August 1st, 2014
Looking at this, there's a giant red blob in the Northeast, but in 2012 I wrote:
Dance weekends are not a major part of contra dance culture in the northeast, but seem to be much more central elsewhere.What's going on?
Some of it is that the Northeast weekends/festivals aren't branded as "dance weekends": Pinewoods, the Flurry, the Snowball, the Dawn Dance, DEFFA. Some of it is that the weekends that do exist aren't put on by the local dances in a 1-1 relationship: in much of the country the area dance organization runs a weekly/monthly dance and organizes a yearly weekend, but in the Northeast they tend to be separately organized. What else? Or is my impression about the significance of weekend culture just wrong?