PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW OUR FORMAT FOR POSTING YOUR EVENTS/CLASSES.
All listings are moderated/edited before going live for accuracy and to be sure fields are filled in correctly! If there is an issue with your event posting, you will be notified by email.
WHY DO WE INSIST ON OUR FORMAT?
We have SEO (search engine optimization) software and relationships with all major search engines as well as several area dance blogs. In order to maintain our ranking and to promote your event, it is important to follow our format as opposed to simply cutting and pasting from Facebook or your website.
This is a calendar listing! It is not a blog, advertising platform, place for your personal stories, fundraising campaigns or other notes to the community. It is a place to list your events or classes.
EVENT TITLE – the title should only reflect the name of the dance studio or instructor and name of the class; XYZ Studio – Adult Ballet Class with Sarah G. DO NOT PUT EVENT TITLES IN ALL CAPS. It will be rejected. DO NOT PUT A VARIETY OF PUNCTUATION MARKS IN THE TITLE !!! ()  – these will cause your event not to show as they are often associated with program code.
EVENT DESCRIPTION – this should tell us about the class and the instructor. It can also be about requirements and any other criteria for participation. Do NOT put dates, times, links, payment information, or other references to other classes, fundraisers, or solicitations here.
EVENT DATE & TIME –
Start/End – put start date, start time, end time, end date IMPORTANT – if you are running for multiple dates, start date and end date for this first entry MUST BE THE SAME. The only case where they would be different is if for example your start time was 11pm on day 1 and ends at 1am on next day-day 2.
IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DATES/TIMES for your classes –
1. Enter the date, start time and end time for the first date of your class only in the initial field.
2. Click on the button – SCHEDULE MULTIPLE EVENTS
3. Choose if the event is being repeated daily, weekly or monthly. If not a regular pattern choose ONCE.
4. Fill out the fields for the repeating events – note can be same times or different ones.
5. Be sure to put a series end date where required.
6. You can also exclude any dates you like as well.
EVENT IMAGE – here you can add the image that will appear with your listing. DO NOT ADD HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES. Images that are too large may slow down your listing or event prevent it from posting altogether. Images should be for web not print and therefore 72dpi. Images are NOT advertisments, they will be rejected.
EVENT CATEGORIES – Click in the box where it says search from existing categories. Add as many categories as you feel appropriate. This helps when the someone is searching for a particular genre of class.
EVENT TAGS – Click in the box where it says search from existing tags. Add as many tags as you feel appropriate.
VENUE DETAILS – Click on the box and scroll through an alphabetical list of existing venues to find yours. If you do not find a match you can create a new venue and add the required information. To create a new venue start typing the name in the box.
ORGANIZER DETAILS – This is generally information about you or the dance studio – the organizer of the class. If you have posted before, you are most likely in the database. If not you can create your listing here.
INFORMATION & PURCHASE CLASS – This is where you can put a link to where one can find out more information or purchase a class. FORMAT – https://website.
ADDITIONAL FIELDS – check any boxes that are appropriate.
IMPORTANT – check event type: ONLINE OR LIVE OR HYBRID
WHEN DONE WITH ALL REQUIRED FIELDS, CLICK SUBMIT EVENT
You would be surprised how many people fill out the form and never click submit!
READY TO ADD YOUR EVENT?