(Thanks to Claudia Littlefair for this information.)
The CSRDS Marketing Committee is actively developing online resources for clubs to use in promoting our activity. Quebec committee member, Rachelle Cournoyer, has spent countless hours compiling an extensive, user-friendly Pinterest page made up of 26 boards and 1500+ pins. The boards consist of dance images, articles, videos, promotional material, and general dance information. The content is continually increasing and being updated. Anyone can access these boards and use them for their own club’s promotions.
Ways you might use this information:
- Looking for a good video? There are 34 of the very best. No need to spend hours looking on YouTube.
- Looking for some good images to use for posters and promotional ads? There are 110+ pins to inspire you.
- There’s a board on square dance promotions that groups the best posters and ideas.
- Want more about the benefits of dancing? Check out the Dance Research board.
The Committee’s objective is that the Pinterest page be a one-stop shop with lots of practical information.
How does it work?
A pin is usually a picture that links to a page on the web. These pins are grouped into boards, so the effect is like a bulletin board with pictures on it. You would need to become a member of Pinterest in order to see the CSRDS board. Becoming a member is easy and free: go to www.pinterest.com and set up an account. Once you have your account in Pinterest, link to the CSRDS board: https://www.pinterest.com/canadiansquarea/. As you browse through the 26 boards, if you see an image you’d like to use on a poster, click on it and the image will come up on its own page, click “copy image” and “paste” it on your poster. If you’re using a Mac, once the image comes up on its own page, Control-click the image and choose your preferred method of saving it from the pop-up list.
Current List of Boards and Number of Pins
Advanced Square Dancing (3)
Callers & Music (26)
Cued Ballroom Dancing (61)
Dance Motivation Memes (123)
Dance Research (65)
Dancing: Children & Teens (37)
Dancing: With Handicapped (13)
Great Websites (6)
History of Square Dance (94)
How To (27)
International Square Dancing (20)
New Dancers: Starting Out (8)
Press: Square Dance (46)
Promotional Videos (34)
Provincial Associations (36)
Quirky Square Dancing (20)
Rainbow Dancing (13)
Square Dance Imagery (111)
Square Dance Memes (241)
20th National Convention (7)
Traditional Square Dance (79)
If you have content you would like added to the boards, email Rachelle: firstname.lastname@example.org or Claudia: email@example.com.