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Just a thought...
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11196, member since Sat Aug 10, 2002
On Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:32 PM

Other forms of dance do a feature article every so often. Do you think that we'd get more traffic in Tap and Clogging if we did something similar?

Helen

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re: Just a thought...
By adageacemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3982, member since Thu Sep 01, 2005
On Tue Apr 15, 2008 01:51 AM
Like an equivalent of the ballet forum's "Get the Pointe", do you mean? That's the only one I'm familiar with.

Not sure whether it would increase traffic, though it might - but I bet it would be fun, and it would most certainly be informative.
re: Just a thought...
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11196, member since Sat Aug 10, 2002
On Tue Apr 15, 2008 06:40 AM
Yep, like Get the Pointe. There's a Highland one as well (and an Irish one too, I think).

I thought that tap is pretty underrated so many we could do something to increase its profile on DDN.

Helen
re: Just a thought...
By adageacemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3982, member since Thu Sep 01, 2005
On Tue Apr 15, 2008 06:45 AM
Tap is WAY too underrated, I definitely agree with you there. Anything we can do to improve the profile has to be a good thing. I think I could even spare some time to help with it, too.

I hope other people like the idea!
re: Just a thought...
By glitterfairyPremium member Comments: 12135, member since Tue Oct 01, 2002
On Tue Apr 15, 2008 07:09 AM
Someone tried to do something like that on the tap forums once.

Time permitting, if someone from here wants to start it again, I will help write a short article.
re: Just a thought...
By blochpointesalltmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1689, member since Sun Oct 14, 2007
On Tue Apr 15, 2008 02:42 PM
Sounds awesome. I'd help organize/write/something.
re: Just a thought...
By dixietessmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1190, member since Fri Mar 26, 2004
On Tue Apr 15, 2008 03:57 PM
yeah cool, im always willing to give some insight/personal opinion towards these kind of things too..
re: Just a thought...
By imadanseurPremium member Comments: 16604, member since Thu Dec 04, 2003
On Tue Apr 15, 2008 06:13 PM
Me too... I know some tap professionals and would be willing to send them some questions for any kind of upcoming newsletter we could put together! Great idea.
re: Just a thought...
By blochpointesalltmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1689, member since Sun Oct 14, 2007
On Thu Apr 17, 2008 07:37 PM
^Ooh! That sounds AWESOME!
re: Just a thought...
By adageacemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3982, member since Thu Sep 01, 2005
On Fri Apr 18, 2008 01:45 AM
*snickers*

I've just had an evil thought.

We could do a special section where we do comparative tap terminology around the world! :D Each issue, a new step.

I am, of course, completely kidding...
re: Just a thought...
By glitterfairyPremium member Comments: 12135, member since Tue Oct 01, 2002
On Fri Apr 18, 2008 01:53 AM
*head spins around crazily in 360 degree rotations*

Oh wait. You said kidding. Phew.

:P

Interesting concept, though.
re: Just a thought...
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11196, member since Sat Aug 10, 2002
On Fri Apr 18, 2008 05:48 AM
^^That would be a pretty cool concept, but really hard to make clear on paper/screen. I know how hard it is to translate stuff in the threads on here.

Helen
re: Just a thought...
By adageacemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3982, member since Thu Sep 01, 2005
On Fri Apr 18, 2008 06:04 AM
Yep, and that's why I was kidding ;) I certainly would NOT be volunteering for that job! Talk about a poisoned chalice, to do it on paper...

I remember how convoluted some of our conversations have got on here when we've been talking choreography...
re: Just a thought...
By blochpointesalltmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1689, member since Sun Oct 14, 2007
On Fri Apr 18, 2008 02:44 PM
You know, there is this an amazing thing called YouTube. One could upload or find a video of what I call (for example) a shuffle, and then link to it in the post...
re: Just a thought...
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11196, member since Sat Aug 10, 2002
On Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:22 PM
Oh I forgot we can now embed youtube videos on here. That is actually quite workable then!

Helen
re: Just a thought...
By adageacemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3982, member since Thu Sep 01, 2005
On Sat Apr 19, 2008 01:30 AM
Oh wow. Tap glossary a la ABT dictionary, here we come...

Yeah, I forgot about embedding videos too.
re: Just a thought...
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11196, member since Sat Aug 10, 2002
On Sat Apr 19, 2008 09:44 PM
OK, so we've got a lot of interest. Who wants to edit this thing?

Helen
re: Just a thought...
By glitterfairyPremium member Comments: 12135, member since Tue Oct 01, 2002
On Sun Apr 20, 2008 03:15 AM
I'm too busy, unfortunately.

I vote that someone with a heck load of tap experience and enough time to do it plays editor.

Oh wait! People like that don't exist!

:D

(I still can't do it, but happy to help with articles)
re: Just a thought...
By adageacemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3982, member since Thu Sep 01, 2005
On Sun Apr 20, 2008 04:30 AM
Hm. I could <i>potentially</i> see having enough time in the not-too-distant future, but I fall short on the tap experience side.

Happy to help out with things, but would be more comfortable with someone telling me what to do :)
re: Just a thought...
By blochpointesalltmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1689, member since Sun Oct 14, 2007
On Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:20 AM
I'd be up for it. If no one else wants to. And if you would let me...
re: Just a thought...
By blochpointesalltmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1689, member since Sun Oct 14, 2007
On Sun Apr 20, 2008 07:30 PM
Edited by blochpointesallt (186871) on 2008-04-20 19:31:29 Video didn't show up
Wait, we can EMBED videos now?! That would make things infinitely easier.

I'm testing this for myself:



Hmm, I copied and pasted the embed code from YouTube, but no video shows up... maybe it just doesn't like me. (BTW, I was trying to embed this: www.youtube.com . . .)

re: Just a thought...
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11196, member since Sat Aug 10, 2002
On Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:36 PM
^There's a special markup code for it.

Helen
re: Just a thought...
By blochpointesalltmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1689, member since Sun Oct 14, 2007
On Mon Apr 21, 2008 08:06 PM
^Aah. So you haev to know the secret to be able to do it then ;)
re: Just a thought...
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11196, member since Sat Aug 10, 2002
On Sun May 04, 2008 04:45 AM
Does anyone want to take charge of this?

I noticed the jazz dancers have got one of their own now - "Jazz it Up".

Helen
re: Just a thought...
By adageacemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3982, member since Thu Sep 01, 2005
On Sun May 04, 2008 05:36 AM
Ok, I'll take charge of it if people will do any writing that requires authority for me. :) I do enough of this sort of thing at work, what's one more?

What'd we call it, though? Suggestions?

And what's going to go in it? I know Get The Pointe is pretty much just an interview with a DDN member; I'd quite like if we could have something more technical in ours, though a little focus on a member might be nice.
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