In my case I'm usually looking for a pair or sometimes a trio of factors -
a specific semi-distinctive move (hey, petronella, etc), a
mood/feel/energy/emotion, and sometimes a difficulty. I'm not normally on a
blind search unless I know what hole I need to fill but don't have a dance
that addresses it. I can usually search online dance dumps for distinct
moves and often dance difficulty, but it's harder to search by mood or feel
of a dance...
It's also frustratingly difficult to to a negative search when trying to
find the right dances as well - being able to look for dances with X that
don't have Y would be invaluable (full hey, no LLFB, for example).
Regardless of the format, I love getting other dances from folks and
compositions published online are the #1 way things end up in my box. Let
me know what you settle on - I'm not particularly happy with the format I'm
using at the moment either.
All the best,
On Sat, Nov 4, 2017, 8:26 PM Luke Donforth via Callers <
I currently have a terrible system for publishing dances I've written on
the web (blog-esque thing in wordpress; really hard to search through).
There's been talk on and off of a big database of dances, but that doesn't
seem to be happening so I thought I should do something for mine.
I'm contemplating better ways of making dances my compositions more
accessible; and since that would be for other people, I'm curious what's
useful for other people.
I'm envisioning four categories of dances; and then just lists of dances
(title & sequence) on those pages. The categories I had in mind:
Are there separate things you'd want to see in a list of dances when
you're going through? Beckets, Closing dances, bouncy/smooth, etc.
I've gotten really attached to Callers Companion (
), and really like how it lets searches
happen on dances. Anyone have a good way to incorporate that, or the type
of element checklist/flag it provides, into a web-based interface for
It might also be that most folks don't collect dances from websites; and
this is wasted time. But it does seem like I've obfuscated finding my
compositions, and I regret not making them more available.
Thoughts, opinions, experience, and advice appreciated.
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