Bob Dalsemer, Music & Dance Coordinator at the John C. Campbell Folk School since 1991, has been awarded the high honor of Lifetime Contribution Award from Country Dance and Song Society at an awards ceremony Saturday, Dec. 10. A dance caller and musician for over 40 years, Dalsemer’s distinguished contributions to the world of folk dance and music include co-founding the Baltimore Folk Music Society, serving as Country Dance and Song Society president from 1990-1996, authoring West Virginia Square Dances, and calling and teaching dances nationally and internationally. Dalsemer is a well-known caller of traditional American contra, square, and circle dances and has composed many original dances. Also a talented musician, Dalsemer deftly plays accordion, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. He is part of the band for the Folk School Morris and Garland Dancers, and a member of the Dog Branch Cats band.