Changes to the other state pages are usually not announced; there's just too many of them and typically do not affect the general readership of this site.
August 13, 2023
- If you have a listing on this website, PLEASE check it and make sure it's correct,
especially if the only contact information is an email address and/or phone number. I will send you
an email to confirm your listing and if it bounces back to me, I won't have a way to contact you and neither
will your customers so I will delete the listing. I will not be calling numbers for that confirmation because
that will take too much of my time to do so.
- Hey! You! If your dance website has an event posted on it,
please put a year on the event date. That will let people know if you're really having
an upcoming event or if you're too lazy to update the website (or if your venue has
shut down or is just inactive).
Also, if your venue has closed down, do a simple Google search to see if your venue is still listed anywhere and ask them to remove the listing. It'll save you time from having to answer phone calls or emails.
- I imagine that a lot of people got out of the dance business, whether because their
business dried up during the pandemic or because social dancing is a close-contact sport.
As I've said before, dance organizers are generally energetic about getting listed
on this website but take their time getting their listing removed (clearly, some of them
just don't care if people try to contact them about their non-functioning dance business).
All I can do is check to see if their website is gone; I almost never take the time to
find out if they've moved their promotional materials to social media, because it takes
a lot of my time.
If you run a dance business that's still going, please take a few minutes to look over your listings here and let me know of any needed corrections.
- Those of you who depend on the Internet for promoting your business need to check on it once in a while.
This may include your websites, Facebook pages, and other promotional venues. Today I just went to
check the webpage for the hours and phone number of a store I use a lot. I could not find that site's website on my phone
or my computer so I thought they may have gone out of business. I did eventually get to the webpage
of the ISP that hosted the website and it turns out the ISP did not renew the customer's website,
even though the business had opted for automatic renew.
From the corner booth...
This is very late, mostly because the dance scene had been shut down for the last three or four years due to the pandemic, but we'd like to congratulate Mike & Jessica on their marriage. We hadn't seen them in at least three years so we didn't know. At the latest Swing City dance, Mike had announced that his wife Jessica had baked a cake for the event (not to mention the gluten-free cupcakes). As soon as he said "My wife...", one of my friends yelled out "Your WHAT?". :-)
I was amused when we were watching Hallmark's "The Veil" (the first of three) and during a scene when the main female character was helping a friend shop for wedding dresses, the friend was trying on the same dress that my now-wife wore, a tea-length dress designed by Oleg Cassini, draper to the stars. When you buy one of his designs, you get a tabletop book with pictures of all the celebrities who wore his dresses (including Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Grace Kelly, for example). It was a perfect dress for our wedding because we were going to be dancing. The thing that I remember about it is that some married-people gave us grief because we hadn't gotten the dress and it was two months before the wedding (August, 2015). They were giving us horror stories about the stress of finding a dress over the year before the wedding, not that they offered to help my then-fiancee go shopping for a dress. I felt vindicated when my wife found her dress within two weeks and it was a perfect dress; absolutely no drama and no stress. I remember thinking, "Damn, she's pretty!", when she came down the aisle.
And the practical side of me was thinking, it's a designer dress and the price was insanely inexpensive, especially when compared to a lot of other wedding dresses, and we get our money's worth out of it. My wife will be wearing it again next month when we go out to dinner for our anniversary (I think we're down to $100 per wearing). Some people spend thousands of dollars for a dress to wear one time in their life. Denyce wears a designer dress on that day every year.
If you're a dance venue and you're holding open public events again, please send email to me directly. I can't guarantee that I'll pay attention to newsletters and group mailings. And I definitely won't be looking at your social media for the information.
See you on the dance floor.
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