The latest resource to be added is a collection of videos about dancing. The videos are from performances of the Colorado Dancers and other performance groups. You will find many dances that are suitable for community dancing. To access the page click here or go to the pages and select Colorado Dancers Videos.
I added a new resource. This is a fine collection of Contra Dance music from the northwest. The table has links to the website and samples of music.
The D4BP Blog at http://blog.d4bp.com/wp right now has most of the action. I’ve been posting to the blog about twice a week.
Over the next several months, this site will hopefully grow greatly. My plan is to turn it into a library for dance material, music sources, books, references, etc. for dances. The collection will mostly be related to dances that can be easily taught and danced by anyone who can walk. Some of the dances will even be danceable by dancers in wheelchairs and the elderly who can only sit. They also need to dance. The dance formations and types are listed in the header above. I’m sure I have not listed everything.
The music that will be recommended will be music that is currently available. If possible, it will also be available in a digital format. I eventually hope to be able to find a way to allow you to hear samples of some of the music that is not available on sources such as ITunes, Amazon.com and the Lloyd Shaw Foundation website and the Country Dance and Song Society.
There is a companion website to this library. It is the Dancing for Busy People Blog. It can be found at http://blog.d4bp.com/wp. On that blog, I will post the latest dances and music and resources, I have found and also some of the favorite stuff I have used for years. I will discuss teaching techniques and so on. Hopefully, it will be a lively place where we can talk. I’m also going to use it as a place for me to climb on my soapbox about my personal views about dancing designed for busy people.
So, I invite you to access the blog and subscribe. I also invite you to return frequently to this site and see what is being added. Take a look at the two books. There are both very detailed sources for dances.
Thank you for stopping by. I’ll look forward to you next visit.