Maybe you're brand new to Forum4Dancers (formerly iDance2) or you've been a member for a while and just never took advantage of this 'Facebook for Dancers' social media feature that's been part of your membership all along. Learn more about Forum4Dancers and find answers to your questions if you get stuck.
The first step is to log in. You will see this screen if you're not already logged into your account. Just enter your username and password to access this section of the site:
Once you log in, you will see this information at the top of the page. These are the areas where you can upload photos, videos and all of your profile information. Start by completing all of this info to help us get to know you. Your profile picture is the icon that others will see with your name on the wall. A headshot works best. Then fill in all of your details.
Nearly everything you'll want to do on Forum4Dancers can be navigated from the top of the page. This is what you'll see. You can build a friend network by inviting other members to be friends, you can upload videos and send and receive messages (envelope icon). You can search for members using the magnifying glass.
Next you can say what's on your mind. It's up to you what to say, but many members post questions here. "I'm going to audition for The Lion King on Thursday. Is anyone else going?" or "I'm taking class at Broadway Dance Center at 2:00 tomorrow. Anyone want to join me?" or "Looking for advice on what to wear to an audition." It's up to you, but this is a great way to get a dialogue going.
Here are the icons and what they're for:
House on far left - this will take you to the Forum4Dancers home.
Profile - This is all your information that others can see. Be sure to upload your headshot so we can get to know you.
Photos - Shows you all of the photos other members have uploaded to the site.
Videos - All the videos that are uploaded, with the most recent at the beginning, can be seen here.
Inbox (envelope icon) - This is where you can privately send and receive messages. You will also receive your friend invites here and you must approve them to activate.
Globe - Messages can be seen that are sent to all members here.
Two heads - This shows you your pending friend invites.
Small Envelope - This is your also your inbox.
How To Modify Your Profile Page Cover
Search for it using the magnifying glass icon on the top right of Forum4Dancers. A window will open where you can type in your name and then click on the link with your name next to your photo. This is the only way to get access to the gear symbol you need to update your profile image.
Next, you'll see this view. There's a small gear symbol in the upper right side of your page in the gray circle. Click on that and pull down to MODIFY COVER.
Then you will be prompted to upload a photo. You can choose one you already have uploaded to Forum4Dancers (Photos/Albums) or from your computer (Upload photos). Horizontal photos work best. You can resize or crop your photo on www.picmonkey.com and then save the new image to your computer. Click on "upload photo" and once complete, your cover will be changed to the new photo. Maria Teresa changed her Cover photo by following these steps. Good luck!
NOTE: When you first log into Forum4Dancers the left column shows you the videos that have recently received feedback. Please click on those videos to watch them and leave helpful and supportive comments. Your support of other members is very appreciated and helps us build a strong community. To get back to that page, please use the back arrow in your browser.
Go ahead and explore. There is a family of dancers just waiting to get to know you and help you in your journey. You'll be amazed how much fun you can have here!