SCD Tools project

SCD TOOLS POCKET EDITION. It’s a small but powerful collection of tools for dancers / teachers of Scottish Country Dancing.

FEATURES

Get it on Google Play

for dancers:

  • creating and updating your lists of favorite dances after each lesson / event
  • preparing for balls / social dancing at home and during traveling
  • quickly recalling the details of dancing at the balls

for teachers:

  • receiving detailed information about dances and music, preparing for classes
  • teaching classes using the program as a source of descriptions and music
  • creating collections of dances for classes / events
  • quick responding to the changing situation during classes

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The program is a set of tools for teachers / dancers. It allows quick search for dances, getting detailed information, finding and playing the correct tracks from your music collection. The database and dance diagrams updated from the server are always up to date. The program receive additions and changes to the dances from server. Most of the functions of the program allow offline usage.

SEARCH

The program provides a simple or complex, but anyway dramatically quick search in the database. Any dance can be found in seconds. It is possible to make advanced search by the type and size of the set, the number of couples dancing at the same time, a fragment of the name of the dance, its content, types of music, formations etc. You can also mark those formations that you would like to avoid.

MUSIC

The program scans your music collection and selects suitable or original tunes for dances. It can plays M4A, MP3 and WAV formats. Automatic name recognition marks dances for which your collection has original soundtracks. Using the music search, you can play any track from your collection for any dance. Speed and volume controls at your service

FLAGS

Each dance can be marked by white or black list flag, a flag for the presence of original music. Thus, you can manage your collection by yourself and always either remove the unwanted dances from the search results, or gain access to favorites or dances for which you have original music. A separate flag allows you to find dances from RSCDS publications

DATABASE

The database is located on the server and is regularly updated by users from their own sources. For the standard of descriptions, the MiniCrib format was selected as allowing the most convenient work for people from non-English-speaking countries. A full copy of the database on your device allows offline work of the program.
Downloaded diagrams are saved on the device to minimize traffic during subsequent calls to them.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Android version 4.1 or higher. The program requires about 30 MB of free space at startup. In the future, the size of the database may increase with the advent of new dances and downloaded diagrams.

PRICE

The program is available in Google Market for a symbolic amount. The free version for RSCDS members and those who at different times supported the project can be downloaded here:

If you like this project and you want to support its further development, then you can always make a donation or offer other help by contacting us.

Get it on Google Play

You can download this application on Google Play by clicking the link below:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=scd.tools

 

OTHER VERSIONS

iOS (pocket edition)

A similar version for iOS is in development plans.

Advanced version for teachers

Designed for advanced preparing and guiding classes and events. It has larger set of tools for advance teaching.

Windows / MacOS

The version for desktops / tablets is being tested and will be posted soon

You can support this project by making a donation

 

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