I am looking for the cha-cha called 'When It comes To You". Can you help me find it?
I looked on all the online sites that I know and could not come up with the cue sheet. Do you have any more information that would help (name of choreographer, name of music, etc.)?
I do have another possible resource for help if you haven't tried that already. There is a listserve of round dance cuers and experts called the Weavers: http://www.rockinrs.com/weavers.htm
To sign up on the Weavers E-Mail List send an E-Mail message to:
email@example.com and then reply to the confirmation message. Then you can submit your question to the members of that list, and if anyone knows you'll have your answer pretty soon. Best of luck.
last modified: 06-January-2008 ID: 692
MP3 and CSDS
I cued for a square dance the other night and the caller used your CSDS system. I was very impressed. He said you sold the basic program and to contact you for info and price.
I already have a laptop with enough memory and I hope for your program.
I have over 3000 records but use only about 400 when I travel.
The program is primarily geared towards callers, and the music portion of the program is just one part of the program.
As a round dance cuer, you probably don't really need my program.
Callers, on the other hand, appreciate the music portion of the program because it can do automatic looping for patter records.
You could get by just fine by having the following:
A "ripper" program such as Audiograbber to record your music, and
convert it into MP3;
An MP3 player. Many are available for free download from the web.
The CSDS program, on the other hand, has a few features that you may find useful:
The list of music files is stored in a database, which can be sorted by title, label, etc. The database can also be used to mark your music as Phase II, Phase III, or whatever.
The database also allows a cue sheet to be associated with each music file.
When you load the music file into the music player, the cue sheet can automatically be displayed by clicking a button.
You don't need to worry about how much memory your laptop has, but you do need to worry about hard disk space. Although MP3 files are much smaller than WAV files, they still do take up space.
One gigabyte of space can hold about 600 45-rpm records.
If you're still interested in CSDS, I could make a
version of the program that only included the music section for a reduced price (perhaps US$100 or so).
I am a round dance leader and would
like some information on the MP3 file format. I use MD right now and would
like to know the size of space that these MP3 files take up as opposed to
record recorded onto the MD or CD. In other words, I can get approx fifty
45RPM records (mono) on a minicd, how many MP3 files would I be able to
on the same media?
I currently have 922 mp3 files of Square and Round Dance records on my
922 files takes up 1544MB, hence the average filesize is 1.674MB.
I don't know the capacity of a Mini-Disk. I also don't know whether it
to compare sizes on a Mini-Disk, since I'm not sure whether mp3 files can be
from a Mini-Disk player. Sony might also do some sort of compression to fit
on the disk.
A typical audio CD (650MB) should hold at least 375 Square/Round dance mp3
Storing music on a laptop is very convenient in terms of locating specific
pieces of music
since you can select the music from a sorted list.
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Round Dance Donation
In honor of our local Round dance cuers' 50th wedding anniversary,
we'd like to make a donation to an organization or a cause related
to round dancing. Do you have any sources for us?