JAPA has not been dormant ! But for 2018, I am glad to be able to take a more structured approach again to the learning Programs I can offer.
I teach things that I have learned through my own discovery in this virtual world, bringing some real life skills and experience, and adapting things, breaking them down for simple and effective learning sessions available to anyone wishing to become a performer in Second Life.
Take from these learning sessions what works for you, and build on it. There is not only ONE way!
I, personally, choose not to use the complete package of Spot On tools, purely because what i do use has and does work great for what i do, simple tools that do exactly what they say on the box, easy to set up and operate, and are perfect for newcomers to get them started, and also still used by higher level performers.
Spot On do have fabulous tools, and can open up amazing creative things for a performer, so progress to these if you feel they will help you grow your own style in dance, but my best advice to anyone beginning in Dance, before experimenting with all the available tools, is to get yourself a real good grounding in CHOREOGRAPHY FIRST, and don't try to run before you can walk. Use the best tools appropriate for the kind of dance you want to create. They all have their positives for specific use.
All is good - find the tools that work best for YOU!
JAPA only teaches the Smooth Dancer Hud from the Spot On Tools.
All JAPA sessions are based on simple movers and systems to gain a good Foundation in Dance These can, and do, work from Novice to Excellence level Performers
* For Spot On Tools Learning and Support *
Contact me directly for details of good experienced teachers currently active *
ALL LEARNING SESSIONS ARE 90 MINS DURATION
Please arrive 15 mins before start time, and have voice activated for registration
All sessions facilitated by Klark Harvy - JAPA Principal / VIRTUOSO Director
No charge - Donations appreciated but not mandatory
WINTER TERM - DECEMBER 2017 - FEBRUARY 2018
SPRING TERM - MARCH - MAY 2018
SUMMER HOLIDAY BREAK - JUNE - AUGUST
AUTUMN TERM - SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2018
WINTER TERM PROGRAM
♦ INTRODUCTION TO CHOREOGRAPHY - PRESENTATION - SUNDAY 3RD DECEMBER - NOON SLT ♦
♦ PREPARATION FOR PERFORMANCE - PRESENTATION / WORKSHOP - SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER - NOON SLT ♦
♦♦ THE SMOOTH DANCER DANCE HUD - WORKSHOP - SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY ♦♦
♦♦ BASIC SIMPLE MOVER - THE DANCE PAD CONTROLLER (DPC) - WORKSHOP - SUNDAY 14TH JANUARY ♦♦
♦♦♦ CHOOSING MUSIC - PRESENTATION - SUNDAY 4TH FEBRUARY - NOON SLT ♦♦♦
♦♦♦ COSTUMING / LIGHTING / EFFECTS - PRESENTATION - SUNDAY 11TH FEBRUARY - NOON SLT ♦♦♦
♦♦♦ CREATING SIMPLE SETS - WORKSHOP - SUNDAY 18TH FEBRUARY - NOON SLT ♦♦♦
♦♦♦ USING THE MULTI-SCENE SET REZZER - WORKSHOP SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY - NOON SLT ♦♦♦
ON COMPLETION OF THIS TERM YOU SHOULD HAVE A GOOD PERFORMANCE FOUNDATION, AND BE ABLE TO CONFIDENTLY CREATE, PRODUCE AND PERFORM YOUR FIRST DANCE TO AN AUDIENCE
* TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE SESSIONS PLEASE CONTACT KLARK HARVY DIRECTLY *
* LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE *
ALWAYS DANCE WITH PASSION