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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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Workshops this Week! (3/9-3/11)

The chaos has settled a bit, Spring is coming, and workshops are ready to roll again! The Animation Shopping field trip was soo much fun and a big hit!

So what’s on the calendar this week? Hope to see you soon!

Sat, Mar 9th

9 am slt
Mini Workshop: Animation Organizer – [NDS]Animation Manager 

Own the NDS Animation Organizer but not quite comfortable with it yet? Interested in learning more about this great tool for organizing your animations? Bring your own to work with, or play with one of mine for this mini-workshop!
(30 mins, Gadget Central)

10 am slt
Choreography Designer Class 3 – Creating Multiple Dancer Routes, Using Prefixes and Mirroring

A step beyond the basics, we start exploring some of the additional features that can make creating choreography routes so much easier!  Know how to update a movement card?  Add waypoints, what (travel) time and sleep time are?  This is the next step as we explore other handy options available – what they do, why you would want to use them, and most importantly – how!  You’ll wonder how you worked without using handy features such as prefixes, stats, particle paths, and copying choreography routes in seconds!
(60 mins, Build Studio)

Requirements to participate:  Own Spot On Choreography Design System 2.0, have a basic familiarity with creating waypoints and updating the mover notecard.   All are welcome to attend and listen!

11 am slt
INTERACTIVE 2.0: Choreography Designer Class 3 – Creating Multiple Dancer Routes, Using Prefixes and Mirroring

Feel free to stay, ask questions, and practice what we covered during the workshop! Informal and interactive!
(60 min, Build Studio)

Mon, Mar 11th

5 pm slt
Introduction to Dance & Choreography

This workshop was created for anyone new or interested in becoming a choreographer and current choreographers interested in reinforcing their foundation in dance.  The workshop will be presented in a comfortable discussion type format – interaction is encouraged! During this workshop we’ll be introducing what we believe are the key aspects of dance and offer suggestions for building a strong foundation.  Components of dance, what is choreography, starting tools, considerations, and bringing your vision to life will also be discussed.
(60 mins, Atrium)

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No workshops today, Spring cleaning and newness

No workshops for today – I’m working on some fixing some system issues. There will be some new blog posts this week and some workshop restructuring. I’m excited – and hope to see y’all soon!

Always,
~ 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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