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Getting Started

    1. Database use made easy: simply start searches in the top search bar.
    2. To begin adding, referencing, and correcting data, simply click on the pencil icon located in the top right corner of each page within the database.
    3. Community rules:  

Balletbase’s purpose is to create a neutral, high-quality database that serves as a trusted information source for the dance industry and the history of dance art. It’s funded by professionals and enthusiasts without profit motives or special interest group benefits.

While we welcome contributions from anyone to edit Balletbase, the goal is to enhance and improve the database. Those joining the Balletbase community must follow social norms and respectful behavior, collaborating and avoiding disruptive or dishonest actions.

Editing is a privilege, not a right, and can be revoked if individuals harm Balletbase. All revisions are recorded, and pages can revert to previous versions if new edits aren’t approved or if appeals are raised.

User actions on Balletbase remain part of the database’s records after they leave. Editing comes with responsibility, and changes should be well-considered:

    • All content added to Balletbase must be compatible with licenses and relevant laws. Copyrighted material, including text from emails, chat logs, websites, books, and other media, can’t be added unless permission is granted or fair use applies.
    • Balletbase isn’t for promotion, advocacy, or insults. Content can be censored to comply with actual legal law.
    • No editor owns articles; they’re communally owned. Even the creator of a new entry has no special control over editing, content, deletion, or retention beyond usual community processes.