A Heartfelt Thanks
to John Magee at Acorn Press...



Acorn Press Preserves Historic DanceWriting Publications
DanceWriting began in 1974, before the advent of personal computers. Through the 1980's, DanceWriting documents were written by hand with fine ink pens. Special wax transfer sheets were developed to press good-looking DanceWriting symbols onto cardboard, to be reproduced at a printer. Books were printed in small quantities, and lasted until the year 2000. Amazon.com began to sell DanceWriting publications on the web, which increased sales.

By the year 2001, the original DanceWriting documents were old and yellowed. The wax symbols were falling off the original boards. Not one DanceWriting publication was prepared by computer, so re-printing the books became problematic.

Out of fear these historic works would be lost, Valerie Sutton showed them to John Magee at Acorn Press in San Diego. John, who printed the SignWriter Newsletter in the 1990's, saw the value in preserving the historic DanceWriting documents. John and his assistant, Debby, dedicated time and effort to scan each page into the computer, creating beautiful modern computer files.

The result of this gift? The books can now be re-printed in book form, and posted on the web for all of us to read in pdf format. The DanceWriting Online Library would not exist without Acorn Press!!

A special thanks to you, John, and everyone at Acorn Press, for this amazing gift....

You have made me sooooo happy, that I am turning cartwheels, just like Stanley the Stick Figure!!


Valerie Sutton ;-)