Bringing 21st Century technology to square dancing

The goal: Modernizing Square Dancing to accommodate a new generation of dancers

The next generation of dancers live on their mobile devices and are never far from being connected.  They are comfortable with online transactions, rarely carry cash, and don’t use checks and postage stamps.    As an art, Square Dancing should welcome and accommodate online lifestyles.  This can be done at relatively little expense and without compromising Square Dancing’s long-standing traditions.   We can help you accomplish these things:

Website Design and Maintenance

Everyone turns to the Web for information. Whether you're a caller, part of a club, or planning an event, you simply must have a website. It's your 24/7/365 brochure.

Online Payments

The latest generation of dancers pay for everything online. Dancers expect the convenience of online payments for classes, dues, and events.

Accept credit cards

Imagine the convenience your club / event attendees will enjoy knowing they don't have to stop at the ATM to get cash for the dance.

More

From text messaging to responsive calendars to photo and video media showcases, we can help give Events, Clubs and Callers a professional online presence.

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Square Dance Tech and Ray have done a great job supporting the activity with innovation and further merging us into the electronic world. His vision in web site design goes beyond just posting a flyer. His web sites are interactive with schedules, online payment opportunities, information, archiving events through photography and video, and more. From the business aspect of being a square dance entertainer, he has provided me a tool for marketing and promoting to both the Square Dance population and non-dancing public. And now we’re working together to create an online presence for providing resources and education material for callers. Keep up the good work!!
When we originally started planning for the 59th Ohio State Convention we investigated websites and what we needed to do to start one up. Ray stepped in and offered his assistance. Let me tell you we couldn't have done it without him.
First, he built the website and continually updated it; sometimes on an hourly basis!
With his help we were able to offer online registration, online dance schedules, marketing email lists, real-time video feeds, and photo uploads.
Ray was a wonderful addition to our committee and a joy to work with. We gave him free rein and he came up with stuff we never thought was possible.
Ray has taken our club into the 21st Century with ecommerce. He updated our website so we can now accept on-line payments for membership dues and lessons. No need to print forms, write checks or find a stamp! We can accept credit card payments at a dance. With Ray's diligence, we have an account with Square (zero cost), a card reader, and our own dedicated smart phone to process payments. Payments are deposited into our club checking account the next day. No monthly fees, just a 2.75% transaction fee. It's great to work with someone who is getting us out of our box!!​
Wow! Look what we did! Thanks Ray, you made the process of designing our new website easy and seamless. I thought it would be a lot harder and take so much time. You made the process smooth and answered all my questions in understandable terms. We now have a modern beautiful website which will help us grow Square Dancing in our area. Thanks again Ray, I would recommend you to anyone!
Ray has done an amazing job helping the square dance community enter the world of 21st century technology. Not only in central Ohio but throughout the Tri-state area and beyond. We are now able to pay for dances online, as well as selling shirts and merchandise with the ease and convenience of merely going to the website and ordering - no cash or checks involved!​
Ray Owens is very knowledgeable with marketing, computers and ecommerce. It is nice to have someone so knowledgeable helping to promote our whole activity from Western, Traditional / Eastern, Line, Round & Contra. Ray has helped me promote my information as as a Square Dance Entertainer, helping dancers and non-dancers alike join me at events of interest to them.
Ray Owens has been a great asset to the Westerville Promenaders. He offered to update and modernize our website. Ray took many photos and videos at our dances and within a very short time had constructed a very attractive and informative site. We have received many compliments and are quite pleased with his efforts. We look forward to working with him in the future and highly recommend him.

Website design

Our focus is bringing square dancing into the modern era.  We realize most clubs and events don’t have access to web designers and ecommerce gurus.    As such, we offer an inexpensive way for a club, caller, or event to have a professional level website.

We believe ecommerce is a vital part of bringing square dancing into the online world. Sites and events should provide convenient methods to allow their members to pay for dues and to register for dances electronically. 

Ecommerce setup and maintenance can be daunting, however.  With an ecommerce site, there is an entire additional ecosystem to maintain, above and beyond an informational-only site.

That’s why we have a companion site, Weave The Ring — www.weavethering.comWeave the Ring is already designed as an ecommerce site.  Clubs, callers, and events don’t have to reinvent the wheel.  If we’re maintaining your site, we’ll create the item you’re selling (membership, physical item, event registration, etc.) on Weave The Ring and then link to it from your site.

Choosing to process dues, products, and event registrations with Weave The Ring means your website will be easier to build and maintain.  As such, there’s a significant discount on the development price.

$250

To create a website

with standalone ecommerce functions

  • Domain Registration costs (up to $30) included
  • 12 months web hosting costs included
  • 12 months maintenance (software updates, site changes) included.
  • After 12 months, ongoing maintenance costs $200 per year. This includes domain registration (up to $30 cost) plus web hosting costs.
  • Adding Caller CDs: $25 + $2 per individual track setup charge

$150

to create a website

which uses weave the ring for ecommerce

  • Domain Registration costs (up to $30) included
  • 12 months web hosting costs included
  • 12 months maintenance (software updated, site changes) included.
  • After 12 months, ongoing maintenance costs $150 per year. This includes domain registration (up to $30) plus web hosting costs.
  • Club / Caller / Event agrees to offer Weave The Ring for ecommerce
  • Adding Caller CDs: $25 + $2 per individual track setup charge