Cumberland Dance Week and our sister week Terpsichore's Dance Holiday are sponsored by The Lloyd Shaw Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and teaching of the folk dances of America.

Lloyd Shaw's legacy is intended to share a diverse range of dance and music with an intergenerational audience, develop leadership in dance and music to ensure its continuity, retain records which document the past, present, and future of American dance and promote fellowship and enjoyment through the production of dance events, music, and dance materials.