About Shared Weight

Shared Weight is a collective of e-mail discussion lists that connect those passionate about traditional dance, music, and song throughout North America and beyond..  Members can ask questions, share ideas, discuss topics, find support, and connect with others.

Why the Shared Weight platform?

  • Positive, supportive communities.
  • It’s simple, reliable, and free.
  • Anyone with an email address can participate.
  • Easy-to-search archives hold a wealth of information.
  • Shared Weight is volunteer-run and independent of large corporations.

Our Vision is to increase the vitality of the traditional dance, music, and song community in North America!

Our Mission is to provide an accessible non-corporate online platform that hosts communities of traditional dance, music and song organizers and performers with the goal of supporting each other across geographical boundaries.

The Shared Weight lists were founded by leaders within the realm of traditional dance, music, and song.  In 2019, the lists came together under one umbrella to support each other and strengthen all of the lists. Read this article in the CDSS News (Winter 2019/2020 issue) to learn even more about Shared Weight and the 2019 renewal.

How We've Grown