After much interest from many people over the Internet I finally
gave in and published my jive moves "database"! I hope this resource proves
useful and easy to use.
I started writing my modern dance and Jive moves when I first started learning to dance in 1997
and quickly decided that it would be very desirable to have a database of the
descriptions so I could reference and compare them at a later date.
It wasn't long before it was apparent that the writing down of a move is a great
way of remembering it as it involves going over it in your mind so my repitoire expanded quickly.
I have found this database very useful because at times I get a bit bored with
dancing the same old moves (albeit it quite a few!) and loose interest in going
dancing as much. A short while going through some moves I had completely
forgotten about and I am dying to go to the next venue to try them out on (often
unsuspecting) partners :)
I have also recently realised that some of the more difficult moves which I
didn't quite get before I can do now - especially the ones with footwork and
stuff, helped by having done some Lindy classes :) Hmmm - glad I wrote them all
I wrote the original database in Lotus Approach as I just happened to have the CD lying
around and the original single PC based template forms the basis of this online database.
Screen Shots of the old database
||Screenshot from the routine entry section of my Jive database selected at
||Screenshot from the move entry section of my Jive database
selected at random.
As you can see both moves and routines are stored and the whole process was
much easier than writing it down on paper - go to a lesson with 4 good moves in the routine, go home, add the routine
and describe each move under that.
The moves section of the database is implemented here at present and allows comprehensive
seaching, cataloging and listing of the moves reliably, thanks to the MySQL engine it
runs on. In fact because it is built around searches,
it is easier to find moves than on the original Lotus database!
Anyway it is hoped that you enjoy your stay here and find this site useful. Any
queries, comments, suggestions or notice of broken links, drop me a line.
Right, I'm off to make some tea.
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