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Harleyquin Workshop Listing
Harleyquin Learning Center Landing Point

All are welcome and no registration is required.

Come and participate or observe!

Workshops are presented in voice.   Please make sure you can hear voice before arriving.  If you prefer not to participate – feel free to come listen!  Comfy chairs and class notes provided.

Please arrive early to prepare.  To allow for greater focus and minimize distractions, the sim may be closed when the workshop begins.

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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!

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!

Tues, Mar 12th

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)

Sat, Mar 16th

9 am slt
Mini Workshop: Firestorm Features – ztake,mtake, lpackage, and more!

Are you a Firestorm user? ztake, mtake, and lpackage are handy features that can make loading your dance hud, packing your sets, and so much more simple and easy!
(30 mins, Build Studio)

10 am slt
Spot On Smooth Dancer – Introduction and Putting Your HUD to Work
Geared for anyone new to the Smooth Dancer Animation HUD or still familiarizing themselves.  We will be focused on loading the HUD, playing animations, inviting others to dance and how to remove dancers (including yourself).  We will also cover what to do when your dancers aren’t dancing.  This is the first step before moving on to recording your own sequences. Lots of hands on activities are included in this workshop to help attendees become familiar with using their Smooth Dancer HUD.
(60 mins, Dance Studio)

Requirements to participate:  Own Spot On Smooth Dancer HUD.   All are welcome to attend and listen!

11 am slt
INTERACTIVE 2.0: Spot On Smooth Dancer – Introduction and Putting Your HUD to Work

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

Mon, Mar 18th

5 pm slt
Particles for Performance

During this workshop we review the different types of particles, ways to effectively use them to enhance your dance, trigger types and methods, considerations and resources.  Includes demonstrations, and extras.  Does not include actually learning how to make your own effects, but I do demonstrate two tools that I do use for that purpose.
(1 hour, Particle Studio)

Sat, Mar 23rd

9 am slt
Mini Workshop: Object Properties – copy, edit, and even do math in those position and rotation boxes!

10 am slt
Choreography Designer Class 4 – Rebuild Routes, Making and Editing Multiple Routes at the Same Time, Tips & Tricks

11 am slt
INTERACTIVE 2.0: Choreography Designer Class 4 – Rebuild Routes, Making and Editing Multiple Routes at the Same Time, Tips & Tricks

Mon, Mar 25th

5 pm slt
Choreography: Transitions/Animations/Freestyling

Geared toward the dancer at any level, it’s all about the animations in this workshop!  It all starts with considerations when buying animations before we focus on transitions – smoothing the changes between animations.  We’ll also pull in using pose and ao animations in your dance before we focus on what freestyling is and how it can strengthen your choreography.  To wrap it up, we cut loose and freestyle together!
(60 mins, Dance Studio)

Requirements to participate:  Be comfortable using and inviting others to dance with any dance animation HUD.  Please have your HUD pre-loaded with at least 20 animations. All are welcome to attend and listen!

Sat, Mar 30th

10 am slt
Shopping for Animations, Inspiration & Considerations

Spend an hour with us as we visit 3 animation stores & discuss tips, suggestions, and considerations. Where will we go? that’s part of the surprise!
(1 hour, Harleyquin landing point)