Welcome to Harleyquin Inspiration & Learning Center!

Workshops are offered at Harleyquin through a love of dance and the joy of teaching.  There are no fees to attend, no reservations required, and everyone is welcome.  Feel free to join in and listen or participate!  For the best experience, please read Preparing for a workshop/what to do when I get there.

Unless noted, all workshops are scheduled for approximately 1 hour and are held in voice. 



Sat Oct 3rd @ 10 am & Wed Oct 7th @ 6 pm:

Creating Dance in a Virtual World: Music, Movement, Message, and the Kitchen Sink

During this workshop we look at some of the key elements in creating a dance: choosing music, animations, movement and tools, the dance message and connection with the audience, costumes and sets, special effects and particles

Length: 1 hour
Everyone welcome!

Sat Oct 10th @ 10 am & Wed Oct 14th @ 6 pm:

Creating Dance in a Virtual World: Dance Tools for Animation, Movement, and Coordination

During this workshop we talk about different types of dance tools, a suggested process for learning, and tools available from Spot On, MetaHarpers, and Barre.

Length: 1 hour
Everyone welcome!

Sat Oct 24th @ 10 am & Wed Oct 28th @ 4:30 pm:

Creating Dance in a Virtual World: Choosing Music

During this workshop it’s all about the music! We explore different styles of music, transitions, pauses, the audience, ideas, inspiration, and soooo much more!

Length: 1 hour
Everyone welcome!

Sat Oct 24th @ 8:30 am & Wed Oct 28th @ 6 pm:

Spot On Smooth Dancer Animation HUD Class 1: I Wanna Dance!

Let me introduce you to the Smooth Dancer! During this hands on workshop we focus on the basics – loading animations, inviting others to dance, playing animations, how to reinvite and remove dancers. We also review what it can do and why it comes with a toolbox!

Goal: Feel familiar with your HUD and ready for a second date!

Length: 1 hour

Everyone welcome! Smooth Dancer HUD not required!
Prefer to listen and follow along? Comfortable seating is provided!

Stay Tuned for November!


Late arrivals for Activity Workshops:

If arriving after an activity workshop has begun, please find a seat to listen and follow along. Kindly minimize disruption as possible. Thank you!

Disclosure: Harleyquin Learning Center isn’t affiliated with or receives compensation from any dance tool creator. Expanded tool workshops are planned for the future. Use whatever tools work for you and always keep an open mind!




Painting Through Dance Series:

The stage is your canvas, the dancers your paint

  • Music – ideas and inspiration when choosing music
  • Set Design – your canvas, considerations when designing a set
  • Costuming – colors, flow, complexity, contrast
  • Animations – choosing animations for your performance
  • Movement – painting with dancer movement, how, why, when
  • Composition – the overall impact and experience of your performance

Spot on Tools:

Smooth Dancer

Choreography Design System

Performance Director

Stage Manager

Spot on Synchronization:

Spot On Synchronization – Starting Your Dancers Backstage

Barre Animation HUD:

Barre HUD Basics – Benefits, Loading Animations, and Sequences


Particles for Performance

HUDs and Scripting:

Music & Editing:

Building/Object Properties:

Photoshop/Image Editing:

Mini Workshops:

  • Camera View/Save Setup HUD – 30 minute workshop on using this tool
  • Group Change HUD – 30 minute workshop on using this tool
  • Set Prep – Linking Prims and Making it Phantom
  • Script – Particles That Listen
  • Animation Organizer – [NDS]Animation Manager
  • Object Properties – copy, edit, and even do math in those position and rotation boxes!
  • Firestorm Features – mtake, lpackage, and more!

Field Trips:

  • Shopping for Animations – suggestions and considerations as we travel around the grid

Harleyquin Workshops taught at various times or scheduled by request