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June 9, 1999 March 31, 1999 March 2, 1999 January 15, 1999 November 2, 1998


October 14, 1998


October 8, 1998


October 6, 1998


September 20, 1998


July 12, 1998

  • Video of LindyHop basic from DanceDanceDance.com with text annotations
  • Movie clip of West Coast Swing dance sequence from DanceDanceDance.com
  • Links to Foxtrot, Waltz video clips from www.ballroomdancers.com
  • Links to Hustle video clips from www.dancedancedance.com
  • Links to Lindy Hop video clips from www.flyinlindyhoppers.com
  • Links to Lindy Hop dance figures from Radford University Social Dance Club


March 3, 1998

  • Silver Tango routine with video & self-quiz.
  • Silver American Swing routine in text
  • Video example of American Swing rock step.


December 11, 1997


December 9, 1997

  • Added link to BallroomDancer's glossary of Ballroom terms on the main menu.
  • Added navigation bar to the dance routine web pages for easy access to main page, glossary, chatroom, and bulletin board.


December 1, 1997

  • Included instructions in this 'updates' page on how to unsubscibe from the email list that automatically sends an email notification of any changes or announcements added to this page (see top of page).


November 14-15, 1997

  • Added link to "foot animations" with audio by George Hebmann (foxtrot, slow foxttro waltz, tango) to the video database.
  • Created a new zip file (1.9 megs) of the current web site for easy one-time downloading! View the videos without having to wait on the web!


November 12, 1997

  • Added a link in this Updates page to Netminder, a free internet service that notifies you of any changes that have been made to any web page on the internet.


November 3, 1997

  • Visitors can join an email list 'dancesport@server.com' to receive news on updates to web page and to discuss collaborative efforts in creating ballroom resources on the web.
  • Added a threaded discussion board using free web service, WebApps.
  • Incorporated an automatic survey for collecting and reporting visitor responses to web page, using Wambo Vote.
  • Embed movie clips into movie frames with black background for easier viewing. Also set movies to cache memory so movies need not be downloaded repeatedly upon reloading a page with movie clip.


October 31, 1997

  • Added comments/ message board for discussion of dance routines (waltz & cha cha) using AOL's guest cgi-bin.
  • Screen backgrounds changed to white to make text easier to read.


October 30, 1997

  • Added form to do your own Opentext Search for ballroom web sites off the link button.
  • Added guest sign-in & guestbook using forms &America Online's cgi-bin. Had to create a file 'guestbook.gbt' to define how the information in the sign-in form is to be appended to the guestbook.
  • Improved the interface for the video database. Click on Icon of TV turned on to view available video clip, and then click on title of dance figure to view supporting information such as charts and tables ( Icon of TV turned off = no video available).


October 26-28, 1997

  • Drafted a version of the ballroom video database. Miniaturized waltz and cha cha videos for quicker access, and also selected, compiled and made direct links to other instructional materials at other web sites.
  • Added examples of bad foot positions.
  • Cleaned up the main menu screen.
  • Added web page hit counters with WebTracker (for main menu) and Internet Counter (for other pages) just two of many free web tracking services on the Internet. WebTracker records domain, platform, repeating visitors, and can set to ignore an IP address (good if you're revising online). Internet Counter (IC) reports hits by time of day, day of week, and month by month graph & table representations. With IC, you can easily create multiple counters with unique usernames corresponding to name of each specific web page, and can set counter at number of your choice. Click on counters on pages to see hit count and statistics. WebsideStory slowed down page downloads too much (didn't have graphs any ways).


October 24, 1997

  • ChatRoom stopped working. Substituted link to Dancescapes chatroom.
  • Included instructions on how to make entries into the Routine Charts/Templates, and how to submit them to this web site via email file attachments.
  • Created a new downloadable zip file of the web site (uwball2.zip, 1.35Megs).


October 23, 1997


October 21, 1997

  • Created a chatroom for realtime discussions. Also integrated live chats with the dance video screens to facilitate group discussion of the video clips! Use the chatroom for online, late-at-nite-group meetings.
  • Created a shared bulletin board for the Badger Ballroom team for team postings and file sharing. You can post web pages within messages sent to the board, and post messages with file attachments with regular email by addressing messages to uwballroom@hotmail.com. Also, all Badger Team messages posted to the team listserv are archived to the bulletin board.


October 17, 1997

  • A downloadable zip file of the entire web site.
  • Links to ballroom web sites from main menu.
  • Link to ballroom newsgroup from main menu.
  • Step counts subtitle into the Waltz & Cha Cha video clips.


October 15, 1997

  • Added "back to menu" link from Routine web pages.
  • Links from right frame in Routine web pages open in same frame.


October 14, 1997

  • Added help page on how to get video clips to play on your browser.
  • Improved the look of the main menu.
  • Credits page


October 13, 1997

  • Fixed the problems with the frames in the Silver Waltz web page. The links in the menu frame (steps and foot diagram) were not suppose to open a new browser window. Instead, they are suppose to display the appropriate page in the adjacent frame to enable readers to reference the text to the accompanying video clip.
  • Found that Windows machines with Microsoft Active Movie player can't play quicktime videos. Made a AVI movie clip so Windows users with ActiveMovie Player can view the clip. However, the AVI clip doesn't play well in reverse when using the slider bar. It also plays to video outside of the browser, rather than within the browser. Please download the Quicktime player (2.5megs) for in-browser viewing of the video clips.
  • Added an self-analysis of the waltz video clip to share my observations so that myself and others can learn from them. I identify some of my difficulties, pose possible solutions, and request reader's recommendations.


October 10 1997

  • Made quicktime video clip of the Silver Waltz routine, with frames to display waltz chart or foot diagram with the video clip, along with menu frame to advance to specific steps listed in the chart.
  • Added Cha Cha (Silver) video clip to menu.


September 25, 1997

  • Silver waltz routine in chart format & with foot diagram
  • General practices in good ballroom dancing
  • Template for recording modern dance routines
  • Five basic foot positions
  • Eight lines of dances
  • Modern dance techniques
  • Links to Ballroom dance syllubus
  • Waltz syllabus

 
 

Produced by Allan Jeong
Allan.Jeong@doit.wisc.edu
All rights reserved 1997