Calendar

HARLEYQUIN PERFORMANCES

Fri Nov 23rd @ 6 pm slt – Elysium Cabaret Theatre
Night of the Wolf

       Sun Nov 25th @ 1 pm slt – Angels Burlesque
Muse (OCAD)

       Sun Nov 25th @ 4 pm slt – Moonshadow Dancers Show DJ & Choreographer
              Spectrum

       Wed Nov 28th @ 6 pm slt – Gypsy Rose Theatre Show DJ

HARLEYQUIN LEARNING CENTER EVENTS

Who We Are
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.


Monday, Nov 19th

5 pm – Introduction to Dance and Choreography

This workshop was specifically designed for those new or interested in being a choreographer, and those who want to build upon 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 recommendations for building a strong foundation.  Components of dance, what is choreography, starting tools, considerations, and bringing your vision to life will also be discussed.

One of the most difficult things about dance is getting started and enjoying the adventure!  It is much too easy to let doubt or fear creep in.  With a focus on foundation and following your passion to create, we’ll discuss suggestions for making the most of this creative opportunity.
(1 hour, Pavilion)

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Saturday, Nov 24th

9 am – Spot On Smooth Dancer – 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.
(1 hour, Dance Studio)

Requirements to participate:  Own the Smooth Dancer HUD and have basic object edit skills to participate

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10 am – Choreography:  Transitions, Animations, and 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!
(1 hour, 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.

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Saturday, Dec 1st

9 am – Mini Workshop:  Camera View/Save Setup HUD

Ever feel like you need eight sets of eyeballs – keeping your eye on back stage, camming in on the tip jar, oh no did my set rez? are all the dancers moving? is everyone on their pad? and my favorite – what is the sexy DJ wearing today? Sure, there are avatars with 16 eyes, but not quite the same is it?

Camera Position/View HUDs can make this happen (without making you wear extra eyeballs). They let you record one or more positions that you are looking at, then with a click of a button move your view back to that spot! No more blindly camming around, afraid you might crash, or just not able to find that darn tip jar. It’s all at your finger tips and very simple to use.

This tool is FREE, EASY TO USE, and best of all only 1 SCRIPT!
Buy yours here:  Marketplace link
(30 minutes, Project Platform)

Requirements to participate:  Own the Camera View/Save Setup HUD (free, link above)

10 am – Creating Small Stage Performances

Small stage performances are not just for the small stage!  By using panels to reduce the size of your dance area, you can create smaller, more intimate, and creative performances where you become the central focus – and still perform anywhere!  Without the need to create a large set and with just a minimal use of movers, you can focus your effort and creativity, showcasing your choreography and style.   Creating a small stage performance is also idea for the new choreographer and we’ll explore why.

During this workshop we will be reviewing the benefits and considerations in creating a small stage performance, the difference in choosing props, costumes, and effects, and how creating for the small stage can provide additional creative opportunities for dance either as a solo or for a small number of dancers.  We will also review how to adapt your small stage set to fit in a standard sized venue.
(1 hour, Project Platform)

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11 am – Creating Small Stage Performances, Interactive 2.0

Feel free to stay, ask questions, and practice what we covered during the workshop!  Informal and interactive!
(1 hour, Project Platform)

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Monday, Dec 3rd

5 pm – Spot On Costume Assistant

Use this tool to add or remove objects to your dancers and/or yourself all with a simple command.  Objects include props, clothing pieces, worn particles, and more.  We cover everything from the basics to how to trigger costume/prop changes through the Performance Director and other tools!  A fun hands on exercise also included in the workshop.
(1 hour, Build Studio)

Requirements to participate:  Own the Spot On Costume Assistant

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Saturday, Dec 8th

9 am – Mini Workshop: +[BN]+ Group Change HUD

Always forgetting to change your dance tag?  Love to hit up the sales and forget to activate the group?  What could be exciting about a HUD that does this for you?  A LOT when we look at this one!

What’s different?

  • No notecards, adding or changing a group is done easily from the menu.
  • You set what group to activate when you teleport to a parcel OR sim!  Part of the special VIP group?  Set that tag to automatically activate.
  • No more wearing the wrong dancer tag at a venue!  It automatically changes when you arrive!
  • Dance at two different venues on the same sim?  If one is on its own parcel, you can set which dancer tag to wear for the parcel and one for the sim, or one for each parcel!
  • You can also designate your default group…such as:  ~I’m a Rockstar~
  • Added benefit:  the HUD can also automatically attach items set for that specific group!  Handy for camera HUDs, roleplay meters, margaritas…

Set it up and forget about it!  You can even lock it on your screen so it never comes off unless you want it to.  This tool is EASY TO USE and best of all only 1 SCRIPT!

Buy yours here (125L):  Marketplace link
(30 minutes, Build Studio)

Requirements to participate:  Own the +[BN]+ Group Change HUD (link above)

10 am – Making Your Own Effects Trigger HUD

Triggering changes, actions, and effects during a dance can add significant impact to a performance.  We will review how this can be accomplished through the Performance Director or configuring one of the HUD buttons, but we are also going to add a new tool to your arsenal – how you can create your own special effects trigger HUD.  We’ll discuss what you can do with it and why you may want to create one.  It is easier than you think!  Includes a hands-on exercise where you will create your own and trigger a little bit of magic!
(1 hour, Build Studio)

Requirements to participate:  Basic knowledge of editing notecards, the object contents window

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11 am – Making Your Own Effects Trigger HUD, Interactive 2.0

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

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Monday, Dec 10th

5 pm – Spot On Costume Assistant

Use this tool to add or remove objects to your dancers and/or yourself all with a simple command.  Objects include props, clothing pieces, worn particles, and more.  We cover everything from the basics to how to trigger costume/prop changes through the Performance Director and other tools!  A fun hands on exercise also included in the workshop.
(1 hour, Dance Studio)

Requirements to participate:  Own the Spot On Costume Assistant

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Saturday, Dec 15th

9 am – Mini Workshop:  Animation Organization

Choosing animations for your dance can be one of the most creative yet frustrating experiences.  During this mini-workshop, we explore different tools and methods for organizing your dance animations and selecting them for a dance.  Explore the different stations, try out the different tools, learn different methods for organizing animations.  There are no “wrong ways”, there is no “one way”, merely different ways!
(30 mins, Inspiration Station)

Do you have a method that works well for you?  I’d love to include it!  Please contact EvaHarley Resident in world at least a week before the workshop.

Note:   These demonstration stations will remain available at any time at the Inspiration Station after the workshop.   

10 am – Spot On Smooth Dancer:  Focus on Sequences

Create a sequence of timed animations by using the amazing record feature in the Smooth Dancer HUD.  Learn how to create multiple sequences and manually edit them when needed!  We will also touch on smoothing transitions, blind animations, and how you CAN perform using only the Smooth Dancer HUD!  Includes creating your own sequence and a group activity.
(1 hour, Dance Studio)

Requirements to participate:  Come prepared with a Smooth Dancer HUD loaded with at least 20 animations.  Be familiar with using your HUD, inviting dancers, removing, and re-inviting.

11 am – Spot On Smooth Dancer:  Focus on Sequences, Interactive 2.0

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