DanceNet was created in 1991 as a means to distribute information
on the Boston swing dance scene to my friends through electronic mail (I
wanted some friendly and sympathetic faces at these dances!).
DanceNet is now read each week from coast to coast by hundreds of dance
enthusiasts, and DanceNet On The Web, opened to the public on November
30, 1995, is the World Wide Web version of the weekly DanceNet newsletter.
DanceNet and DanceNet On The Web is the weekly product of an
amateur dancer who is not in the dance business.
Most of the information on DanceNet is related to Swing/Lindy
activities for some strange reason. That does not mean that this method of
reaching the dancing community is closed to everyone else (okay, I'll admit
I do some West Coast Swing and Argentine Tango). I will be happy
to list your swing or non-swing dance activity in its appropriate location
on this website. Of particular interest to me are dance news relating to
the Argentine Tango, the Hustle, and most Ballroom activities. Suggestions are
always welcome, particularly if accompanied by a bag of bite-size (bit-size?
byte-size?) Nestle(tm) Crunch Bars*.
*(Snack(tm) bars, Coffee Crisp(tm),
Hostess(tm) potato chips, or Maple Leaf cookies will also suffice;
people from Canada will understand.)
Things to pay attention to:
- Send me your dance information with plenty of time before the event.
Don't expect me to do anything if you send me information, for example,
the Wednesday before a Friday event. If I don't get the information,
then I can't put it on the website. Do not expect to be in that week's
update if you send your information to me at 11 pm Sunday night!
As a matter of fact, it's a good way to piss me off.
- You can send email to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. I check email daily.
- Send flyers to me at 141 Fairview Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478-3772.
- As a former executive director for the BSDS, I am more likely to pay
attention to activities that offer discounts to
Boston Swing Dance
- I *am* a (East Coast) swing dancer so I am more interested in
information on swing dancing than other dances. Swing dancing is where
I'll be focusing my priorities as far as this website is concerned.
Other dances, such as the Argentine Tango or Hustle or even ballroom,
will be accomodated as time permits.
I pick up dance flyers from the few dances I go to (like the
Swing/Jam). I will not be calling the dance
professionals for information (unless I happen to be friends with that
particular person anyways).
If you are a amateur dancer, tell the dance professionals about this website
and let them know how it could help them. If you are a dance professional,
this is a way for you to get alot of free advertisement.
My goal here is to get as much information
as possible to the dancing community so the dancers can decide how
to spend their dancing dollars. Oh! One more thing: I have
absolutely no use for line dancing, techno whatever, or any dance where
you dance on your own, even if you had to ask a partner "for a dance".
What's the point of dancing if you don't get to hold your partner's hand
for a few minutes? :-P
- I am NOT a dance professional
- I make no money off DanceNet, either the website or the
newsletter, or off dancing in general.
- I do other things besides dance so I don't go to all the dances and
pick up all dance flyers.
- I spend a lot of time working on the newsletter and website every week.
Please don't send me mail asking where to go dancing; if it's not in
the newsletter or website, I don't know anything about it.
- This website is all about the dance customers; it is *not*
my job to help improve anyone's dance business. As a matter of fact,
in most cases, I would be disinclined to do so anyways. The whole
point is to get as much information as possible to the people who want
to pick a venue where they could spend their money. The dance businesses
can help that by sending their information to me as soon as possible.
No responsibility is assumed (nor should be presumed) for the accuracy of the
information provided in either DanceNet or DanceNet On The Web
and no attempt is made to verify the information contained here.
At the same time, no endorsement is made of any listed activity other
than those whom I've invited to be DanceNet sponsors.
If you have corrections to be made here, please send them to me and I will be
happy to put them in. I do, however, reserve the right to edit anything that
gets put into DanceNet.
DanceNet is an electronic newsletter that contains updated information
each week on the swing dance scene in Boston, the surrounding areas and
around the country. Anyone who asks for DanceNet gets the full listing of DanceNet
every two months though electronic mail; you can also
get updates each week with more recent information and changes.
I hope you find this Web site useful.
Feedback is always welcome. Please encourage your favorite dance
professionals/organizers to post their information here; the more information
I receive, the more information the dancers get. Some readers had this much
See you on the dance floor,
Thanks and Acknowledgements to (while the list is still managable...):
- The DanceNet sponsors who cover the costs of running this website so
that I don't have to pay for it out of my own pocket.
- Judith (DiCostanzo) Sagan for her graphics (the young pretty lady in
the pictures on this page)
- Everyone who has ever sent in information for my website. I couldn't
do it without you.
DanceNet On The Web was designed and tested on a system with Netscape
4.75 and 16-bit color on a 800x600 display. If you are using a monitor at a resolution
larger than 800x600, the text may appear smaller than normal.
Some of the pages with colored backgrounds might appear weird. If you have a
video card that won't handle all the colors on the
screen, write to me about it. The website should work with Netscape 3.0+ and I.E. 3.0+, though I don't
test with them anymore.
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