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As a seasoned and passionate dancer in SL, I freely share and support others in their own dance journeys.  My beliefs:  question everything, learn from everything, take from it what you will and do it your own way.  Have many teachers, no one is a master, no one knows “THE WAY”.  I teach based on what I know – my own foundation, what I have learned – but they are not the only ways.  Enjoy the ride, speak from the soul and create art with your dance.  We are all always learning, always growing.  Release the music from within…with your own voice.  ~ Eva

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Simple Scripting – Making Particles Listen

Please check the calendar to see when this workshop is next scheduled or contact EvaHarley inworld if you are interested.  Harleyquin Calendar

Workshop Overview:

During this mini-workshop we will focus on how to take a full perm particle script and make it into a particle that can “listen”, allowing you to control turning it on and off.  An example full perm particle script and a “trigger” script will be provided.  After attending this workshop, you will be able to convert almost any full perm particle script into a particle you can control with your dance HUD.

(30 min, Build Studio)

Workshop Flow:

Jump Start:

Helpful things to know if you’d like a bit of a head start.

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A Common Theme…Stay Strong

Stay strong. One of those catch phrases we often see on mugs. But..

what if it’s more than that? What if it’s a mantra to remind ourselves we ARE strong. Even when life seems to want to push us down, shove us in a corner, until we feel compelled to hide in our cave until it’s safe again?

You ARE strong. Even when others sow doubt in our minds. Make us think we are wrong, that there is something wrong with who we are.

Fight back.

Not in words. But in belief in yourself. In knowing you have the right to be who you are. Shed the negativity, let it slide off you like a summer rain. Don’t let that negativity control you, change you.

You CAN choose how you respond, physically, emotionally, internally. You CAN choose to believe in your self. That you ARE strong.

Stay Strong.

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New Resources are being added!

Slow and steady is the name of the game lately – but things are progressing.

A new feature has been added – a list of full perm clothing/shoe/jewelry creators has been added and frequently updated.

Take a look, here

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Oh my! New particles released?

Sometimes I love to lurk on marketplace and see what’s new – especially the gadgets section. It looks like M2D and Illusions have both released new particles.

M2D – Marketplace
Illusions – Marketplace

Lots of promising uses for the new particles they’ve released! Check out their marketplace store and sort by most recent first – then go check them out in world if you can! M2D’s in-world store is definitely not one to be missed!

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Be fierce and OWN who you REALLY are

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I love watching Ted Talks, everything from bamboo houses to insight into amazing art to thought provoking topics.

When I was young, I thought I’d have everything figured out by now.  Now?  I’m still a work in progress.  Always learning, always changing, always exploring who I am, finding my path and those special things inside of me.

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Sometimes I feel stuck.  Sometimes it feels like I should hang an “out of order” sign around my neck.  Sometimes I feel alone or unmotivated.

THAT is my mind’s message saying

“YO!  IT’S TIME TO SHAKE THINGS UP!”

I always think body language is how I come across to others.  I’ve never thought about how it came across to me.  When I’m completely absorbed in something, I’m all kinds of spread out, moving, arms waving (even if no one can see me).  Very often I’m surrounded by notes, and books, and notepads.  Sometimes I’ve even got my legs kicked up, keyboard balanced on my lap.  I’m OWNING IT, and I’m in the zone.

Not always though.  Sometimes I’m flustered and nervous.  I can hear it in my voice.  My muscles are tense as I draw my shoulders in.  I say thank you 50 times, and I apologize 100.  I’m not confident and I’m not focused where I need to be.

WHY?     Fear.    of trying something new.  of failing.  of not being prepared.  of being judged and found lacking.

What sucks about society is that others can pound this feeling into us.  That we’re not good enough.  That it will never happen.  That we can’t do it.  If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard “You’ll never…..”.  For every doubtful look.  Deflating comment.  Even worse?  the walls put in place by others to set us up for failure.  What happens?  WE BELIEVE IT.  I can feel myself drawing inward, shoulders hunched.  Not inspired.  A ghost.  How I stand, my body language, effects me too.

The Ted Talk below was enlightening.  My favorite parts?  Tiny tweaks = big changes and don’t fake it until you make it, fake it until you become it.  Now go stand like superwoman for two minutes (yes – guys too!).  Raise your hands in the air in pride!  You GOT this!  Go be you, no apologies!

My word of the day – POWERFUL!

Always,
~ Eva

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Smooth Dancer Tips & Tricks!

In preparation for tonight’s workshop, I’ve researched, and thought, and wracked my brain for all those little ways to wring out that little bit extra from this amazing animation and choreography tool.

Read here for the newest updates to my tips and tricks post:

Tips & Tricks – Smooth Dancer

If you have any suggestions for more or issues you’ve run into, I’d love to know!

Always,
~ Eva

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This Week’s Workshops, Jan 21-27th

Hmm…what workshops do we have in store for this week?  Tips & Tricks for your Smooth Dancer HUD on Monday, and starting your dancers back stage on Sunday – in our brand new training theatre!

– All are welcome to attend.  Participate or come & listen!  No registration required.
– Workshops are held in voice.  Please make sure voice is enabled before arriving.
– Workshops will begin five minutes after the start time.  Please arrive before start time.

My goal is to have fun while learning and sharing!  Learning Center LM:  here
Climb through the window, use the teleport board, or follow the signs to the workshop area.  (Yes, there is a window at the landing point…)

We look forward to seeing you!


Monday, Jan 21st

5 pm slt
Spot On Smooth Dancer – Tips, Tricks, and Using Sequences within Sequences to Create Choreography

My goal?  Push the tools as far as they’ll go!  Find new and efficient ways to use them, and share what I learn.  Come join this informal discussion as we review tips and ideas for making the most of your Smooth Dancer HUD.
(60 mins, dance studio)

Being familiar with using and recording with the Smooth Dancer Animation and Choreography HUD is preferred.  All are welcome to attend and listen!

Saturday, Jan 26th

9 am slt
Spot On Synchronization – Starting Your Dancers Backstage

Use the Performance Director?  Wish your dancers could get on their movers early?  That you could just create your route for a dance on stage and not have the first way point backstage and hope you press play fast enough to get them on stage before the curtain opens?

If you use the Performance Director, Stage Manager, and Choreography Design System you CAN do this – easily.  We will review how you can create backstage notecards, understage notecards, and other things that will take the stress from getting your dancers in position!  I will also share how I easily incorporate this into all my new dances – within minutes and across venues!
(90 min – 45 min demonstration and explanation, 45 min creating together
held in the Training Theatre)

Requirements to participate:  Must own and have used the Performance Director, Stage Manager, and Choreography Design System in performance, and be comfortable in using them.  All are welcome to attend and listen!


Visit the calendar for a full listing of scheduled workshops here

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