Dance tags are the heart of the music4dance database. They are the glue that holds dance styles and songs together. These tags are crowd sourced from our users, our friend’s catalogs and from public sources. The more that our members vote on dances, the more diverse our catalog will become.
There are a number of places where you can vote on whether you would dance a specific style of dance to a song. These are all marked by a voting control: A number with up and down arrows like so:
Once you’ve signed in to music4dance.net, you’ll be able to vote by clicking on the triangles above or below the number and your vote will be indicated by the arrow being darker:
In the above picture of the Bolero page, the signed in user has vote for dancing Bolero to “Senor Bolero” against dancing Bolero to “Jesus to a Child” and has not voted on “Casi un Bolero.” Hovering over each section of the control will show tooltips with additional useful information.
These voting controls can be found on any of the Dance Details pages and on any of the Song List pages that you’ve arrived at by selecting a single dance style. For Song List pages that list multiple dances, you can open the dance popover for each dance style to vote on that style.
The old style “shoe icon” voting buttons are currently still used on the Song Details pages, so if you are looking at those pages please read on for how that mechanism works.
Legacy Voting Mechanism
Once you’ve signed in to music4dance.net, you’ll see orange dance shoe images everywhere that there is an opportunity to associate a song with a dance style. There are three variations of this image.
Clicking on a shoe icon changes your vote. Click multiple times until the vote is the one that you want. For example, if you click once one the “empty shoes” icon next to the entry for Crazy For You by Madonna on the Bolero page the icon will change to “filled shoes” indicating that you enjoy dancing Bolero to that song. If you click on the new “filled shoes” icon, it will change to “no shoes” symbol, indicating that you don’t enjoy dancing Bolero to Crazy For You. Finally, if you click on the “no shoes” symbol, it will change back to “empty shoes”, indicating that you don’t have an opinion.
These shoe icons can be found on any of the Dance Details pages and on any of the Song List pages that you’ve arrived at by selecting a single dance style. For Song List pages that list multiple dances, you can open the dance popover for each dance style to vote on that style.