If you are a social dancer and want to find
out where to go dancing in the San Franciso Bay Area it is not easy.
If you are a dance instructor or event planner, there
is a lot of logistic and communication tedium that some help
with would allow you to do more of what you are good at and
earn your living doing.
The plan for this website has two phases.
- Have a dance community supported (intelligent and database driven)
calendar function where it is easy to find good places to dance.
- Provide a event management calendar that dance event and lesson
providers can use
to manage scheduling, marketing, and supporting dance lessons and classes.
Phase 1: Public Dance Calendar
Initial rollout will be June 2019. Stay Tuned.
If you would like to offer constructive feedback on features you would like,
fill out the feedback form.
(If you want to rant or complain, please go to Facebook).
- Ability to query by type of music, type of venue, location (including "proximity to me" based on my zip code) a list
of dance events, classes and offerings.
- Ability of anyone who has demonstrated non-evil intent to update
the calendar with their faviorite dance places and events.
- Everyone has a login account where you can store your favorite
types of music and venues so you just need to login and the default
list of what is happening that you might be interested in
(and willing to drive to) is your default home page.
- Any user (with an account, needed to manage evil bots) can rate and give feedback and comments to every thing
(bands, venues, etc) of interest.
Phase 2: Dance Business Management
My experience as a dance student is that scheduling students and the
rescheduling communication is a big burden for dance lesson and class
providers that if automated would be of great benefit and worth a few
bucks a month to have as a subscription service. I am a web technologist
in my day job and the ease of web apps, mobile communication, and text
messaging makes a lot of low hanging fruit to automate and ease this
burden. I'm not here to make a bunch of money. I love my dance instructors
and want to ease the burden of gacky admin so they can focus more on
dance instuction which makes all of us happier.
Here are some features that are on my list:
For Dance Event/Lesson Providers
- Visiblity of what people in your area or patrons of your favorite
venue have subscribed to or expressed an interest in so you can offer
a dance or event that you know there is demand for.
- Ease of email communication and brochure creation and distribution.
- Provide a (less noisy than facebook) "cult magnet" to
facilitate the people who love (and are willing to purchase)
what you offer to subscribe and attend your classes.
For Dance Event Attendees and Students
- Making it (much) easier to reschedule lessons with your dance instructor.
- Subscribing to specific dances, so when someone (anyone) is
teaching a class you are interested in (at the level you want)
you get a notification with details
on who, where, etc so you can sign up.
- Matching location, availability, and dance to find a partner who
likes the same dance, and is willing to drive to the venue you want to
have a partner to dance with.
- Make it easier for performance teams to have a team space that
doesn't rely on a uber geek member of the team to maintain and
update step lists and rosters.