If you’re like me and you just don’t want to have, keep track of and think about the security of yet another web site login, a new addition to DanceMinder may interest you. Facebook login.
You can now choose to use your Facebook account to log into DanceMinder and you’ll immediately be granted user privileges.
Just click on the Facebook icon on that you’ll see on most pages and you’ll be taken to Facebook where you can authorize access to your basic information. You’ll then be taken back to DanceMinder where you’ll be logged in as a DanceMinder user.
It’s that simple and you’ll immediately be able to use DanceMinder as a full user.
If you just want to view the dances, you don’t need to log in.
As a registered user of DanceMinder you’ll be able to take advantage of the following features:
- Be automatically notified when new dances are added.
- Share collections of dances (with both members and non-members).
- Download PDF versions of full and crib versions of the dances.
- Rate dances based on how easy and fun they are to dance.
- Contact other members through DanceMinder.
Plus new features as they become available.
If, after registering you want to become an editor and enter your own dances or help maintain the dance database, contact us to request editor access.
The Flirtation Two Step has been added to DanceMinder. It’s a simple two-hand dance in Jig time for any number of couples.
There have been several style updates to make DanceMinder more mobile-friendly.
- The biggest change is to the navigation menu which will change to icon-only on smaller screens.
- The logo and social networking block will be hidden on smaller devices.
- The menu so there are fewer top-level items and ‘home’ has been replaced with an icon.
- The display of posts from the blog have also been made more attractive.
You can see these changes by viewing the site on your phone, viewing on a tablet and rotating your device or changing your browser window size when viewing the site at your desk.
This is all groundwork and housecleaning before the next round of major changes to the site.
The Ballyduff Set has been added to the database with links to music references and a video of the first figure. If you’ve got videos of the remaining figures please let us know!
A new dance has been added to the database, the Kildare Set. If you find any videos of this set online, please let us know!
A Collection on DanceMinder is simply a list of dances. These can be used as a series of dances for a public event, dances you’d like to study, dances for a class or for any purpose you like. A collection includes a description and a field for a location where you can put the name of a studio, hall or even town crossroads.
How do you enter a collection?
Glad you asked.
There’s been an important update to the way your email addresses are stored. Many sites, including DanceMinder prior to today, store your email addresses unencrypted in their databases.
If you follow tech news at all, you will have heard, seemingly weekly, about major sites being hacked and at best user email addresses becoming available to spammers and in some cases even the passwords were available or easily cracked.
DanceMinder now stores email addresses in encrypted form. Your password has always been stored encrypted and now, even if something happens to our servers and a hacker manages to get hold of our database, your email addresses and passwords will both be safe.