DOTW: High Cauled Cap

The dance of the week for this week is a ceili dance called the High Cauled Cap.  It’s a relatively easy (that being relative and all) dance that when danced high can be used as a work-out or when danced low as a very good warm-up.  You’ll find it danced at pubs and ceilis throughout the world and if you make it to a North American Comhaltas convention you’re definitely going to encounter it.  Be prepared to do the body every time!

Port Fairy Set

Hello everyone, the latest dance to be added to DanceMinder is the Port Fairy Set by Fay MacAlinden.  Click through for figure notes (remember, in both full and crib form!) and links to music and videos.

Members can also download PDF versions for review and printing.

DOTW: Clare Lancers

The Dance of the Week for this week is the Clare Lancers set.  It’s a lively set that’s done at most ceilis throughout the world and is especially fun when there’s a large hall full of people creating lines from one end of the hall to the other.  Follow the link for notes and videos.

DOTW: Antrim Square

The dance for this week (apologies for being a few days late) is the Antrim Square set. It’s easy to learn and while the square usually takes a couple of run-throughs to smooth out the kinks, the dance is fun for both dancers and spectators.

Customized home screen added

Because we can’t keep away from the computer on a cloudy Saturday we’ve customized the home screen a bit for you.

When you log in, DanceMinder will now show you what dances and collections have been added or modified since you last logged in.

As more feedback comes in for the new commenting system we’ll also start showing what comments have been added.

Enjoy!

Facebook login added

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.