FAREWELL, it’s been great!
For almost 14 years, Downeastdance.net has been an all-volunteer internet resource for those who enjoy social dancing in the great state of Maine.
However, with the rise of Facebook as an alternative information resource, with the increase in transportation costs making statewide travel to dances less practical, with local dance scenes becoming more robust, and with the fact that your volunteer host has moved on to other interests, it will soon be time for this website to fade into history. That will happen in early April.
Meanwhile, I suggest that you copy whatever information on music, instructors and venues that you might want to re-visit in the future. Also, I will be available for the next couple of months at the following email address (I know you can put it in the correct email format!): abbie at downeastdance dot net. This email address will expire with the website, so if you want to stay in touch, please contact me soon, and I’ll give you a different address.
Finally, this website was hosted by Bluehost. I can’t say enough good things about their service. They have been patient and extremely responsive. Highly recommended!
This has been a very rewarding chapter in my long life. I’m sad it is ending, but very happy with the friends and memories. Best wishes to all, I may see you on a dance floor one of these days.
P.S. Benson Wong in Boston writes: “Please tell people that I maintain a Maine page at http://www.havetodance.com/danceme.html with an associated calendar of which only a few Maine venues take advantage.” Dance organizers could consider posting their dances at his website!