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Re: Ballroom Dance Classes Directory
Posted by Days&Nights
1/22/2011  7:06:00 AM
A nationwide web directory is quite the undertaking. I've noted that many web pages for a garden variety of ballroom dance classes offered via studios or independents rarely get updated. I suppose this will be (dare I say) similar to "walking the fingers through the yellow pages." It's a great project and kudos to anyone who can keep it updated on a regular basis.
Re: Ballroom Dance Classes Directory
Posted by silver
1/24/2011  10:35:00 AM
If kept updated with current information, a national listing might be of greater use than a generic internet search. I have used search engines in an effort to locate dance studios only to find numerous, outdated listings for the same business. You don't learn the listings are outdated until you call and waste a lot of time. Often, a generic search via the web is one of the worst ways to find a dance studio. You're often better off looking in the local yellow pages. The real problem will be if the site hosting the information will take the steps to keep their data current. There are studios listed here on this site that are outdated or no longer exist. Many of those studios are missing out on a good thing by not staying current. You can't expect the webmaster to keep you up to date when they are giving you free publicity.
Yellow Pages can also be out of date.
Posted by jofjonesboro
1/24/2011  11:32:00 AM
When I first started dancing, I used the Yellow Pages to find studios. At least of third of the listings were for studios that either no longer existed or had relocated.

You use the phrase "kept updated with current information" as though doing so is a simple matter. Even moderately sized corporations require staffs of professionals to keep complex websites current.

Also, maintaining their listings in such a directory would put a real burden on the (usually small) staffs of most dance studios who are already busy with their own sites.

Web searches are certainly not "one of the worst ways to find a dance studio."

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