Spring Season Class Schedule!!

For this next season of Let’s Dance Classes, we are going to dive a bit deeper into actual performance creation. Once the series starts, the classes will build on each other progressively. Please consider plans to attend all the classes as they will not be intended to stand alone each week and you may miss some important instruction if you miss a week. The primary focus of the classes is the Spot On tools and their use. You may attend and work with us if you prefer another system but it’s use will not be instructed specifically. Please have a working knowledge of your preferred tools prior to class. Recommended tools to own for this class are:
Spot On Performance Director
Spot On Choreography Designer
Spot On Smooth Dancer is highly recommended but not essential
You should have a collection – 8-10 animations at least – of your choice that you own and want to work with. Dance animations should be copy versions. Suggestions for novice choreographers is Abranimations dance sets.

April 30, 2019 -4pm – 5pm SLT – Introduction to Dance in SL
So you think you can dance?
What does a dancer do?
What does a Choreographer do?
What tools do I need?
How much does it cost?
How much can I make?
What kind of dancing do I want to do?
How much time can I invest?
*Note: this class is an introduction to Performance Dance in SL in general and is responsive to the experience level of those in attendance. All are welcome whether you have experience or not.

May 7, 2019 – 4pm – 5pm SLT – Animation Huds and creating an animation sequence
This class will focus on recording by hud or manually, an animations sequence in a dance hud. Spot On Smooth Dancer and Performance Director will be the primary focus. If you wish to use another brand tool in class, please have a working knowlege of it’s use before class.

May 14, 2019 – 4pm – 5pm SLT – Choreography Design and mover systems – creating a movement route.
This class will introduce the process of creating a movement route to move your dancers around the stage area. Spot On Choreography Design will be the tool used in class but you may use an other brand of tool if you have a working knowledge of it’s use.

May 21,2019– 4pm – 5pm SLT -Putting it together – Creating an animation sequence that moves around the stage
Now that you can dance on a hud and move around a stage, how do you put the two together to DANCE around the STAGE? Spot On Performance Director and Choreography Designer will be the tools used in class. If you choose to use another brand of tools, please have a working knowledge of their use before class.

May 28, 2019– 4pm – 5pm SLT – Putting it together – Avoiding Bumps, Slides and Jerks
Let’s look at dancing around the stage smoothly and realistically. We’ll discuss methods to avoid bumping into (and through) each other, sliding across a space Hint: it’s not a good thing unless you are wearing skates. and those awful jerks and tugs that happen when animations aren’t transitioning correctly.
Spot On Performance Director and Choreography Designer will be the tools used in class. If you choose to use another brand of tools, please have a working knowledge of their use before class.

June 4, 2019– 4pm – 5pm SLT – Putting it together – Options, Tricks and Alternatives
Now that we have a smooth and pleasing dance routine, let’s look at some of the tips and tricks that raise it to the next level; fixing and avoiding unrealistic transitions or points in the set, optimizing the set to reduce and avoid lag, moving the avatars around from backstage to on-stage. Lots of troubleshooting in this class too!
Spot On Performance Director and Choreography Designer will be the tools used in class. If you choose to use another brand of tools, please have a working knowledge of their use before class.

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