And Now To Start.
This is the blog for the International Folk Dance Video List. The video list page is the collection of my folk dance videos in a visual folk dance video list at: .
This web site represents my ongoing project of video recording folk dances and posting the dances to the web.The videos are listed on the site in two formats.: On the top of the alphabetical pages is a video player that is an alphabetical list of the international folk dances available on royisdancing my YouTube page.

Below the video player is an alphabetical list of the dances I have collected. Clicking on the dance name will bring up a video of the dance. If I have found a dance note source on the Internet for the dance then link to the dance description is also listed. Each dance is listed only once even though I may have multiple videos of a dance in the collection. Check the Video Players for the all of the videos.
The videos on the list are there for all folk dancers to use. If you need more than a simple link that you can steal from the video players address, then email me Roy.
Some of the videos can also be found on You Tube .

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The video project

Where did the International Folk Dance Video list come from.
The project has a number of sources that led me to start it.

Loui's article suggest that someone start collecting video to put together a commercial for folk dance a hobby that I love and enjoy.

I also wanted to add video links to the taught dance list on our Social Dances of the World page. I found that the dances in videos available on the web at the time I started which were mostly from Europe had major cultural differences from the way they were done in Northern California.

Every year, I coordinate the Sacramento International Folk Dance and Arts Council (SIFDAC) dancing at the California State Fair. As part of the registration the fair asks for video of past performances. The first time they asked for this I had to get video from one of the Tance El Dorado (Local teen dance group) parents. That year 2006 I got my friend David to shoot the performance with my little cam corder. It did a good job with the video but the over load sound over whelmed the little microphone. The by the next year I had bought my JVC 20 gig hard drive video camera. The video it shoots is warmer and the sound is much better 2007.

I first posted my video to Google Video, but I eventually found Brightcove which supports higher resulution video and allows you to produce specialty video players.

The video on the dance list site is there for anyone to use to support folk dancing contact me if you need help on how to use it. Roy

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