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George Fogg

George Fogg, of Boston, MA, the recipient of CDSS’s Lifetime Contribution Award for 2012, has been a teacher of country dance since 1968 and is an expert at getting beginners out onto the dance floor, George is endlessly enthusiastic about dancing and dancers, and full of good humor that quickly makes everyone around him smile. A volunteer extraordinaire, he has put in an astonishing amount of hours organizing, promoting, archiving, and doing committee work for many dance organizations, some of which he helped found. His five books (the popular “Neal Book,” co-authored with Rich Jackson; his own “Country Dances from Colonial New York,” a.k.a. the “Alexander Notebook”; and three books co-authored with Kate Van Winkle Keller) are invaluable.