Margaret Bary (Brooklyn, NY) is a lifelong dancer and dance educator. She teaches English Country Dance at Country Dance New York, and other dances in the region, and calls community dances at a variety of local venues. Along with her family, she has been a regular participant in CDSS Campers’ Week for many years, leading dances for all ages, teaching sword dance workshops and serving a stint as Program Director. Margaret is active on the steering committee of Pourparler, a national gathering of teachers of traditional dance and music in schools and communities. As a member of Half Moon Sword, she hosts the NYC English Sword Dance Ale, and performs locally, as well as at festivals. Margaret has a background in Modern Dance, holds an MFA in Dance Choreography and is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst. Underlying all of her work with children and adults, Margaret believes that participatory dance experiences foster joy, self-expression and connection between people.