[Callers] American Country Dances Online

Dave Colestock contradancerdave at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 28 12:47:48 PDT 2011

I did email him and he sent me a copy of the database in Excel format, but have not perused it yet.  I did not tell him of any other interests in the database.  The email from the archived site does reach Russell.  
Dave Colestock

--- On Tue, 6/28/11, William Watson <wjw1961 at gmail.com> wrote:

From: William Watson <wjw1961 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Callers] American Country Dances Online
To: "Caller's discussion list" <callers at sharedweight.net>
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 3:20 PM


I just dropped Russell a note, asking him about the requirements to
host the database.  I subsequently looked at the archived version
(which doesn't seem able to access the actual database), and see that
the page (used to) offer FTP transfer of the database in FileMakerPro
format.  I suspect that's the part that made hosting tedious, and
would make migration non-trivial.

I'll pass along word of what I hear back from Russell.

FYI, CDSS is evidently discussing a possible contra dance database
effort.  I don't yet know any details.

Best regards,

Eugene, Oregon

On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 5:11 PM, Mark Widmer <mark at harbormist.com> wrote:
> Thanks Clark.  Looks like it is indeed defunct, unless/until somebody is
> willing to take on hosting duties for it.
> From your link, I was able to find the webpage of Russell Owen, who used to
> maintain American Country Dances Online.  He has just recently shut it down;
> he has this note on his webpage:
>   Note: if you are looking for American Country Dances On Line: I shut
>   down 2011-06-13 as I did not have time to maintain it. If you wish
>   to host it please contact me.
>   Russell Owen
>   University of Washington
> Russell's webpage is at
> http://www.astro.washington.edu/users/rowen/

>> From: Clark Baker<cmbaker at tiac.net>
>> Not a perfect answer, but perhaps this will help...

>> http://classic-web.archive.org/web/*/http://arcserve.astro.washington.edu/dances/
>> On Jun 26, 2011, at 7:51 PM, Mark Widmer wrote:
>>> Does anyone know what became of the website American Country Dances
>>> Online?

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