I can not understand how to navigate this new danceart.com. I've been a member for years and I do not get it. Please help me.
Looks like you've got it figured out. Previous attempts have ended up in my inbox.
Basically you want to click on a board from the menu up top (but ignore the Old Boards link). Then to start a conversation (they are often called discussions here), look for the + ADD button at the top under the dancer in the inverted split.
Or use the Quick Add box at the top right and select 'Discussion.' After writing and before submitting, be sure to select the 'category' you want the post to appear in - that will select the board.
I'll see if we can make some of the terms / language use more consistent. I'm sure that isn't helping things at all.