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May 24, 2008
From now on you are invited to support us to improve the dance videos on the webpages of Animation & Dance. With the new dance position editor you can edit dance positions and submit it to Animation & Dance. In the revisions to come we will consider your proposal.

October 16, 2007
In the actual version 2.0.120 the function scope of "AniDance.Exe" has been substantially expanded. From now on it is possible to download already in the Basic Version of the program all MP4 videos from the homepage of Animation & Dance. In the new Mobile Edition you get access to all dance videos for the following mobile devices: MP4-Player, Mobile Phones, Sony™ PlayStation™ as well as Apple iPod™ and iPhone™.

August 16, 2007
All dance videos of Animation & Dance now are ready for the Apple™ iPhone™ - the download links are placed on all dance pages. (Unfortunately I don't have an iPhone™ yet. So I could not test the functionality.)

August 13, 2007
Often was asked, when further dance steps from Tango Argentino would be supplemented - here they are: 10 interesting step combinations of Tango Argentino develop the repertoire of Animation & Dance to 120 dance steps in total. Also the new version 1.7.120 of "AniDance.Exe" contains all 120 dance videos.

June 10, 2007
In addition to some smaller improvements I have added 9 additional Swing videos. "AniDance.Exe" in version 1.6.110 now contains 110 dance videos.

April 12, 2007
The Chinese Version of Animation & Dance has been completed. All pages with dance descriptions and links as well as the Dance&Go shop have been translated into Chinese with the help of the Google language tools. I need your support: If you should know the Chinese language and determine inconsistencies, I ask you for a hint - thank you.

February 11, 2007
From today, the dances are described yet more exactly: In addition to the description of the respective dance, a small box was added, in which the dance style and the rhythm are explained more exact. These informations will help you to learn the shown dance steps easily by yourself.

December 1, 2006     >>> NEW: AnaGlyph Videos <<<
Animation & Dance opens the third dimension for all dance videos - with Red-Cyan-glasses you get the perfect spatial experience of complete threedimensional movies. If you already own AnaGlyph glasses, you get a first glance of the 3d AnaGlyph videos here.

September 29, 2006     >>> NEW VERSION <<<
I am happy to introduce the latest version of Animation & Dance. All dance videos have been reworked and are offered in optimized quality for your computer and for many mobile devices. The biggest Novelty however is the tiny MP4-Video-Player which you can use in order to exercise the dance steps directly on the dance floor. Moreover a lot of small improvements make it easy to learn new dance steps with Animation & Dance.

June 17, 2006
In the latest version 1.4a.101 of "AniDance.Exe" I have done some minor bugfixes.

January 16, 2006
In the January-Edition of the magazine "iCreate" the iPod™-version of Animation & Dance is presented in very kind words: "Who in the next time will be seen on a ball with an iPod™ makes himself suspicious. By the way - please take the black iPod™ to your evening dress".

November 26, 2005     >>> NEW: CD for iPod™ Video <<<
With the new iPod™ Video (G5) Animation & Dance becomes mobile: Take your iPod™ Video with you for dancing and practice the dance steps directly on the dance floor! On the new CD all dance videos are contained in the iPod™-format, that you can transmit with the free program "iTunes™" easily into your iPod™ Video.

August 21, 2005
In the latest version 1.4.101 of "AniDance.Exe" the dancing couple is integrated in a landscape. Now the three-dimensional perspective is similar to the scene composition of the rendered videos, which are well-known from Animation & Dance.

July 3, 2005
In version 1.3.101 of "AniDance.Exe" the frames are calculated considerably faster.

June 26, 2005
In the new version 1.2.101 of "AniDance.Exe" some small improvements have been realized.

June 19, 2005
In the actual version 1.1.101 of "AniDance.Exe" the representation of the dancing couple has been considerably improved. Please download the latest version and test it by yourself ...

May 29, 2005
The Windows™-program "AniDance.Exe" shows all dance videos that are contained on the webpages of Animation & Dance. After installing the program on your computer, you can look at the basic steps of all dances. In order to play all dancing videos, you must register the program.

March 25, 2005     >>> 100 Dance Videos <<<
A milestone has been reached: With the new steps out of Tango and Rock'n'Roll you can retrieve more than 100 dance sequences in Animation & Dance. Also the revision of the dance videos has been finished - the design looks modern and underlines the dynamics of the dances.

March 20, 2005
This weekend I have added 13 new step combinations of Rumba, Samba, Jive, Slow Waltz and Quickstep.

March 6, 2005
The rework of all free dance videos has been completed. The content remains unchanged - the design is up to date.

February 20, 2005
Today I added again 3 more dancing steps of Disco Fox.

February 13, 2005
Today I have added 4 new dancing steps of Disco Fox. Also some of the dance videos are already revisited.

February 6, 2005
The logo as well as the whole layout of Animation & Dance were formed more modern. In the course of the next weeks I will also rework all dance videos. You find the first example of the new design with the blues steps.

January 23, 2005
La versione italiana di Animation & Dance è stato completata. Adesso lei può accedere all'Animation & Dance nel tedesco, gli inglesi, il francese, lo spagnolo e l'italiano.

January 16, 2005
All Animation & Dance videos are provided in 3gp format for mobiles / cellular phones. Download the video and transfer it to your phone like a ring tone. Please tell me about your experiences with different phone types.

December 5, 2004
The brand-new CD of Animation & Dance contains all available dancing videos. At a price of € 39,-/piece (plus forwarding expenses) you can order the CD here.

November 7, 2004
With 'Fencing Line' a new dancing step of Rumba has been added.

October 31, 2004
Three new Samba steps have been completed.

October 17, 2004
Additional dancing steps have been added: The 5 new step combinations of Quickstep are embedded in a sequence of corresponding dancing figures.

September 26, 2004
In addition to QuickTime Player 6 you now will be able to use Real Player 10. This enables computers with Linux operating system to have access to the videos too.

September 12/19, 2004
At both weekends I made some structural improvements on Animation & Dance.

September 5, 2004
La version française de Animation & Dance a été complétée. Avec cela Animation & Dance est disponible dans des langues l'allemand, l'anglais, le français et l'espagnol.

August 29, 2004
Once again 9 step combinations of the following dances have been completed: Jive, Slow Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Tango and Quickstep.

August 22, 2004
Many thanks to the jurors of the IRTC (Internet Raytracing Competition). My contribution (a step combination from the Cha-Cha-Cha) has won the bronze medal.
The IRTC is an open competition to which each can submit rendered pictures and animations. The participants of the current contest and the firm IRTC members judge the contributions by artistic, technical and thematic aspects.

August 15, 2004
This weekend I have added 10 new step combinations of Blues, Foxtrot, Discofox, Samba and Paso Doble in all.

August 8, 2004
Six more step combinations of Rumba have been added.

August 1, 2004
Today the first advanced step combinations of Rumba have been added.

July 25, 2004
In the past weeks I have finished another major update of the Animation & Dance homepage. Now the first videos with advanced step combinations of Cha-Cha-Cha are offered on a small fee. Firstgate 'Click & Buy' is suited for German and European users, but most of the international dancers with ebay-experience probably will use PayPal.

June 20, 2004
Salsa is joie de vivre, eroticism, blaze, devotion and passion. Salsa is a definition of South American love of life irresistible spreading all over the world.

June 13, 2004
What's Reggae for Jamaica and Calypso for Trinidad, that's Merengue for the Dominican Republic - the expression of national self-confidence.

June 6, 2004
La versión español de Animation & Dance ha sido completada. Marcos Gutierrez Moreno ha traducido todos los textos.

May 30, 2004
The term Milonga has two meanings: The dance Milonga is older than Tango. With its fast and rhythmic beat it corresponds to our Foxtrot. The second meanings refers to festivities with (Tango-)dancing, which are called Milonga too.

May 23, 2004
Tango Vals is the Southamerican variant of European waltz. It is danced in three-four time rhythm, but it uses the same dancing steps as Tango Argentino.

May 16, 2004
The motion sequence of Quickstep is much faster and more elegant than the motion flow of Foxtrot.

May 9, 2004
The social dance American Swing is a predecessor of Jive developed in 1940.

May 2, 2004
As a Bohemian dance Polka is still not out of fashion. On the one hand it is an element of folk dances, on the other hand Polka plays its part in making social occasions vivid and cheerful.

April 25, 2004
Charleston is fascinating by its syncopated rhythm applied to a dance.

April 18, 2004
The first social dance, which in Europe was danced without partner, is the Twist. A couple dancing synchronously makes the movements look more vivid.

April 4, 2004
Bossa Nova was brought to the USA in 1960. The famous Jazz musicians Jan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie named it Jazz-Samba.

March 28, 2004
The samba like rhythm of Lambada (Tropical Sun) is based on Merengue and can be danced easily.

March 14, 2004
In Bavaria the old folk dance Rheinländer was called "Rhinelander's-Polka", but in the Rhineland it was named "Bavarian Polka".

March 7, 2004
Tango Argentino is our favourite dance - here you find the Base.

February 29, 2004
The combination of Feather Step and Three Step is the basic movement of Slowfox.

February 22, 2004
Punctually to carnival the basic steps of Boogie and Mambo have been completed.

February 15, 2004
Today the Basic Movements of Jive and Pasodoble have been added.

February 8, 2004
The Basic Movements of Samba and Disco Fox have been completed.

February 1, 2004
Work goes on: Today I finished the Basic Movements of the four dances Blues, Slow Waltz, Viennese Waltz and Rock'n'Roll. Besides all existing videos have been reworked (Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha-Cha-Cha and Tango).

January 2004
After the friendly report in "Willkommen Österreich" by the Austrian TV station ORF the development of Animation & Dance will proceed: In the next days some more dancing animations should be completed. I'm looking forward ...

May 2003
From 1997 Animation & Dance is online - first on Compuserve pages, later with it's own Internet address. After having finished a major update of all components the latest version of Animation & Dance is presented. As I concentrated my work on the development of the program system for the generation of dancing animations and on the design of the homepage, Animation & Dance will start with the basic movements of four dances: Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha-Cha-Cha and Tango.

Have fun
Wolfgang Beuck