Saturday, May 19, 2018

A Moulin Rouge-alanche Of Dance!

DRESS CODE:
Semi-formal or formal is always acceptable or dress within theme of the show for the night.  Thank you!

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SATURDAY SHOWS - EVERY SATURDAY 7PM SLT (UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE)
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LIVE - 1001 Harem Nights
DATE: May 19, 2018, 7pm SLT

An invisible God picks up an hour glass off of a monstrous altar and upends it, placing it back where it came.  The sands of time begin to swirl, their hypnotic grains gaining momentum and drawing your eye, sucking you into the warp it creates as it tosses you back in time to one of Gods and Goddesses, Pharaohs, Queens of the Nile and lovely harem girls.  Come join us for the evening as the Moulin Rouge presents to you this special show, showcasing the many and varied talents of their dancers on stage
Come see the show!

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LIVE - Memorial Celebration Show
DATE: May 26, 2018, 7pm SLT
Honor our Vets! Please join us for a night of celebration and honoring of armed forces both in the US and around the world.  We have a series of live acts and music geared to give thanks for the many sacrifices our military members make for us on a moment to moment, daily basis around the world.  We hope you join us in honoring them this evening.
Come see the show!

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LIVE - The Monster in All of Us
DATE: June 2, 2018, 7pm SLT

Each of us has a little monster or devil underneath our skin... tonight we will let those little demons loose to run rampant across the stage at Moulin Rouge.  Join us for a night of naughty, good revelry as we explore the dark side within each of us.
Come see the show!

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LIVE - Disco Fever
DATE: June 9, 2018, 7pm SLT

The Moulin Rouge Revue will be presenting live a special disco show. We hope you come down and join us for a spectacular performance by our dancers to some fun, upbeat tunes! Hustle on down ready to boogie and strut your stuff with us for a retro good time.
Come see the show!

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LIVE - Variety Show
DATE: June 16, 2018, 7pm SLT

The Moulin Rouge is proud to present a special variety show featuring individual and group performances from its top performers.  The excitement starts at 7 PM SLT this evening, so don't miss this unique live presentation in the Main Ballroom of the Moulin Rouge. On behalf of the entire staff of this unique theater and region, we look forward to seeing you there.
Come see the show!

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LIVE - Top Secret Spy Show 
DATE: June 23, 2018, 7pm SLT

Come join us for a night of espionage thrills and delights as the Moulin Rouge Revue Dancers take you on a whirlwind trip through the lives of our favorite spies! From James Bond, Austin Powers, Top Secret, Get Smart, Pink Panther, Mission Impossible, the Bourne series and other spy favorites, there is something for the secret agent in each and every one of us! 
Come see the show!

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LIVE - Aliens vs. Cowboys 
DATE: June 30, 2018, 7pm SLT

Prepare yourself for an evening of outlaws and abductions, of horses and hyper drives as the Western Frontier meets the Final Frontier...  The Moulin Rouge is proud to present "Cowboys vs. Aliens" a cattle driving, UFO extravaganza!  We hope to see you there for a wonderful, intergalactic evening!
Come see the show!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Spirit Light Dance Co. presents Impressions


   The Spirit Light Dance Company Presents
                              
      "IMPRESSIONS"
                                                                                 
        May 20, May 27,
         June 3, and June 10
                                                       
         All shows are at 12noon SLT
                               
          Sponsored by
           Rockcliffe University
                                                   
                                                
             Journey into the worlds of great painters over the last 150 years including
            Monet, Degas, and Chagall, Boudin, Matisse and Lautrec, to name only a few.
 SLDC uses dance as palette and brush to honour and celebrate the artistic accomplishments of the masters.
                                  
            You will be dazzled as the canvas of famous paintings is brought to life on stage where the two dimension become three in movement and dance.    
                                
                    You won't want to miss this unique and amazing performance.
            Second Life is an artist’s canvas, a dancer’s world, and a musician’s hall, each without the limitations of the physical world and with the immense possibilities of a virtual world.
                                           
 The program is presented free of charge, however we expect large crowds
so come early to assure access to the sim.
            Please keep your scripts at 50 or below 
Dance is an Art
      Paint your Dream and Follow it!  Steven Thompson 
           


Elysium Cabaret at RFL Home&Garden EXPO

Elysium brings some of their all-time most loved acts to the stage for RFL's Home and Garden Expo!  Please join us as we dance for a cure.

Date: Monday, May 21st at 6pm SLT
Choreographers :
  • Babypea 
  • Antonio 
  • Elayn 
  • Jilley 
  • Gracie 
  • Lina 
  • Alexis




Debauche Sunday


Sunday 20th May, 12.45 pm SLT

I was going to write something here but I think the owner of the venue we will be dancing at on Sunday said it so perfectly.

"I was thinking last night. I am a very lucky Sim owner. Why you ask? Because once a month (I wish it was more) I get to host THE DEBAUCHE GIRLS in the theater at my Sim, and it's that time again. Join us this Sunday at 12:45 pm SLT for the finest, most awesome, and most lovely dance troupe on the grid - THE DEBAUCHE. Mark it on your calendar, come early to get a good seat, and let the ladies entertain you like nothing you have every seen!"

(Jana Rookswood)

Thank you Jana xx

Want to come see if she is right/ Of course you do!!!!

Debauche, Sunday 20th May, 12.45 pm SLT

A little risque, a lot sexy, ALWAYS classy

xxxxx

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Dance Xcetera 4th Anniversary!


4th Anniversary Show
May 19 & 20@ 7 pm
 
It's hard to believe that we've been dancing for four years now.  It's true what they say, "Time flies when you're having fun!"  We hope we've brought to the stage some memorable performances for you.  The directors love for dance, and the avenue they chose to express their inner feelings, in many cases very deep inner feelings is a beautiful thing to see.  We hope that moving forward into our 5th year, you will continue our journey with us.  We are so grateful to our guests, it's because of you that we can continue doing what we love to do.  We are also thankful to the founder of our team Wild Catnap, it was because of her dream, that we are able to live ours.


Our directors have worked hard to bring you the greatest show for our birthday weekend!  We are also very excited to announce the directing debut of our teammate, Lexi Daniels.  Invite friends and family and make us your date destination this weekend!  Hosted by Ms. Aryanna Draken.  Program information is below, we hope to see you there!

River Island Performing Art presents: 'AFTER DARK' Theatre Cabaret


River Island Performing Art presents:
'AFTER DARK' THEATRE CABARET 

Friday 18th May 3:00pm
Sunday 20th May 1:00pm

*ADULT CONTENT WARNING* Full Nudity forms part of this production 18+ ONLY. *
Produced by Red & Steve of The River Island Theatre, and Performed by the sexy men and women of The Hot Knights & The Boudoir Dance Troupes
@ Les Âmes Sauvages, Cabaret Méchant We Present The Steamiest Cabaret Show In SL.
Please arrive early, spaces are limited, entrance is free.

Special instructions/dress code if one:
STRICTLY ADULT, are there is nudity.

Your Taxi to the Event!

Misfit Dance & Performance Art presents Misfit Follies


Misfit Dance & Performance Art presents:
    Misfit Follies
  ~ a showcase of Theater Dance Art ~
  • Wed     May 30th       7 PM SL    
  • Wed     June   13         7 PM SL
  • Fri         June 22          10 AM SL
  • Wed     June 27           7 PM SL
        
  - LIVE dancing on the big stage with full costumes, fun sets, and awesome music ~  Think BROADWAY in SL! Come join the fun!  
  Please arrive early to guarantee your seat.     
                
                 Misfit Dance & Performance Art -  eXpect the uneXpected!
                 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

DQ Showcase Lineup

Join us for the multi-troupe showcase show! May 19th 2018 1pm SLT

Always bringing talent from all over the grid for your entertainment. 

Come early, get your seat, enjoy the show!


 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Cossette


Cossette
May 21 2018 - 7:00SLT / 23:00 Japan Time

Here we are cossette' is all about excellent harmony of music, stage and dance.
Please come down to the show and enjoy our expressive performance on stage!

Performers:
  1. Kazusa Yoshikawa, Starlet, Sarah
  2. Clau Dagger
  3. Sakurasakujp (Guest performer from Entertainment Club IMAGE)
  4. Kazusa Yoshikawa

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Laem%20Singh/170/188/706

Desire Arts Dancers Matinee

Sunday, May 20 at 12pm slt

Desire Arts Dancers doing their "after hours" show, but today we do it for a Sunday matinee! We bring you the performance quality at our Saturday shows, with more skin... little less costume. Some acts do contain adult content.

Also, Presentations of a controversial nature (including those involving sex, politics and/or religion) will be presented separately from the Dance Program.

Your Limo

Monday, May 14, 2018

Desire Arts Dancers

Desire Arts Dancers do an "after hours" show. Starting at 7pm slt on May 19th & 26th... we bring you the performance quality at our Saturday shows, with more skin... little less costume. Some acts do contain adult content.

As an "Arts" theater (and gallery) Desire Arts will be a venue perfectly suited for SL Performers wishing to express themselves through live performances, through Dance, Art Exhibits, Performance Art as well as Dramatic Presentations.

Also, Presentations of a controversial nature (including those involving sex, politics and/or religion) will be presented separately from the Dance Program.

Your Taxi

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Oasis Dancers Upcoming Shows

Oasis Dancers Perform
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Sunday, May 20th  1-2pm SLT
Formal or semi-formal dress code


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 Sunday, May 27th, 12 pm SLT (21:00 MEZ)
No Dress code

Oasis Theater  

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Sunday, June 10th, 12 pm SLT (21:00 MEZ)
OOC Event, Goreans and Non-Goreans are welcome, no dress code.

to the Gorean Campus

JAPA - JOURNEY ACADEMY OF PERFORMANCE ARTS MAY / JUNE 2018

SPOT ON TOOLS - THE CHOREOGRAPHY SYSTEM / BASICS STAGE 1 - SUNDAY 13TH MAY - 10AM  SLT

For those who are now using the Smooth Dancer Hud effectively, and are ready to progress to adding movers.
LIMITED PLACES & WAITING LIST - REGISTRATION REQUIRED - CONTACT ROSEWAN
                         
VIRTUOSO NEW DANCER INDUCTION - 1PM SLT - ALL WELCOME - PLEASE CONTACT KLARK HARVY DIRECTLY BEFORE ATTENDING.

This is for all who are interested in performing with VIRTUOSO, explaining how we do what we do and why, and about Preparation for Performance.

SPOT ON TOOLS - THE CHOREOGRAPHY SYSTEM / BASICS STAGE 1 - SATURDAY 19TH
 MAY - 10AM  SLT

For those who are now using the Smooth Dancer Hud effectively, and are ready to progress to adding movers.
LIMITED PLACES & WAITING LIST - REGISTRATION REQUIRED - CONTACT ROSEWAN
                         
TO BLAST OR NOT TO BLAST! 
THE WHEN, WHY, WHAT AND HOW OF EFFECTS WITHIN A PERFORMANCE - A PRESENTATION  - SUN 20TH MAY - NOON SLT 

 For all Levels in Dance Performance
ALL WELCOME - NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
     
SPOT ON TOOLS - THE CHOREOGRAPHY SYSTEM / STAGE 2 - DANCE & MOVE - SUNDAY 20TH MAY - 10AM SLT 

For those who are experienced in using the Smooth Dancer Hud, and are now ready to start to use movers and SD dance hud together, and have attended the Basics Stage 1 class.
LIMITED PLACES & WAITING LIST - REGISTRATION REQUIRED - CONTACT ROSEWAN

SPOT ON TOOLS - THE CHOREOGRAPHY SYSTEM / STAGE 2 - DANCE & MOVE - SATURDAY 26TH MAY - 10AM SLT  

For those who are experienced in using the Smooth Dancer Hud, and are now ready to start to use movers and SD dance hud together, and have attended the Basics Stage 1 class.
LIMITED PLACES & WAITING LIST - REGISTRATION REQUIRED - CONTACT ROSEWAN
                         
SPOT ON TOOLS - THE CHOREOGRAPHY SYSTEM / STAGE 2 - DANCE & MOVE - SATURDAY 26TH MAY - 1PM SLT  

For those who are experienced in using the Smooth Dancer Hud, and are now ready to start to use movers and SD dance hud together, and have attended the Basics Stage 1 class.
LIMITED PLACES & WAITING LIST - REGISTRATION REQUIRED - CONTACT ROSEWAN
                                                     
SPOT ON TOOLS - THE STAGE MANAGER - SUNDAY 3RD JUNE - 10AM SLT

for those experienced in Movers and Smooth Dancer Hud
LIMITED PLACES & WAITING LIST - REGISTRATION REQUIRED - CONTACT ROSEWAN

SPOT ON TOOLS - THE PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR - SUNDAY 10TH JUNE - 10AM SLT

for those experienced with Movers and  Smooth Dancer Hud
LIMITED PLACES & WAITING LIST - REGISTRATION REQUIRED - CONTACT ROSEWAN
                                                       
SPOT ON TOOLS - BACK STAGE MOVERS - SUNDAY 17TH JUNE - 10AM SLT

for those experienced with Movers, Performance Director
LIMITED PLACES & WAITING LIST - REGISTRATION REQUIRED - CONTACT ROSEWAN
           
SPOT ON TOOLS - RELOCATING MOVERS - SUNDAY 27TH JUNE - 10AM SLT

for those experienced with Movers and Stage Manager
LIMITED PLACES & WAITING LIST - REGISTRATION REQUIRED - CONTACT ROSEWAN

Your bus to the classroom.




Harleyquin Workshops

Harleyquin Workshops are back and ready to teach you more...

* all workshops 1 hour *

Mon May 14th - 5 pm slt
Making Your Own Special Effects Trigger HUD

Tues May 15th - 5 pm slt
Animations, Transitions, and Different Ways to Organize and Choreograph

Sat May 19th - 10 am slt
Performance Director - Idle Animations & Layering Animations

Sun May 20th - 10 am slt
Spot On Synchronization – Starting Your Dancers Backstage

Your bus to the classroom.




Harleyquin Workshops - May 14th through May 20th


Harleyquin Workshops - May 14th through May 20th


Instructor:  Eva Harley
All Workshops are held in voice, no fee to attend
No registration required, please arrive early


All are welcome, and no registration is required!  Whether brand new to dance, dipping in your toes, or pushing the limits of your dance tools - there is a workshop for you!  If you have any questions, please contact EvaHarley Resident in-world.  Hope to see you there!

Please arrive early to prepare!  To make the most of our time, the sim will be closed when the workshop begins.  Thank you!

Mon May 14th - 5 pm slt
Making Your Own Special 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!
Requirements:  Basic knowledge of editing notecards, the object contents window

Tues May 15th - 5 pm slt
Animations, Transitions, and Different Ways to Organize and Choreograph
A bit of demonstration, open discussion, and play as we meet in the dance studio.  We'll be talking about animations, travel, slides, and finding ways to transition smoothly between animations, followed by a bit of freestyling to practice!  We'll top it off with several tools and ideas for organizing your animations to play with and sharing ideas for jump starting your choreography.  Sure to be a fun, hands on workshop!   


Sat May 19th - 10 am slt
Performance Director - Idle Animations & Layering Animations
It's all about the animations during this workshop!  We explore the benefits and how to use routine specific idle animations in your performance, then move on to layering animations!  Ever have an animation you love, but hate the beginning of it?  Layering animations allows you to "play" the animation from the middle, giving you the opportunity to really use the full effect of your animations and give them a different look!  A little instruction and lots of hands on practice as we do this together!
** Requires basic experience using the Performance Director

Sun May 20th - 10 am slt
Spot On Synchronization – Starting Your Dancers Backstage

You've used the PD, Stage Manager, and Choreo movers to create your routines - but you wish you could rez your movers out early, or move them onto the stage without giving them whiplash as you play your dance.  During this workshop that's exactly what we're going to do!  Your own stage, a prepared dance, and you'll be adding your own backstage moves before the end of the workshop!  We'll also be touching on "dummy notecards" at the end.  * workshop has been streamlined based on your feedback! *
Requirements:  Must own and have used the Performance Director, Stage Manager, and Choreography Design System in performance, and be comfortable in using them. 

Not quite ready to participate but interested in learning more about the tools or topic?  Feel free to drop in and follow along!  Comfortable seating area provided!

For more info go to:  https://harleyquinadventure.com/

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Particle Principles - Types of particles & how to use them


In a previous post, I shared ideas, thoughts, and considerations for using particles in your performance - making an impact and knowing when to say when.   You can read that post here:  http://sldancequeens.blogspot.com/2018/03/particle-principlesthe-art-of-knowing.html

Got that covered, but the next question inevitably is HOW to use particles in a performance.  Fourth of July, New Years, Christmas, Danny DeVito Day....I can go to my local big box store and buy the 52 monster pack variety size of fireworks.  With a simple lighter (and sometimes a bit of running), I can draw those oohs and aahs and light up the sky.

Here in SL...it's just a little different.  Particles are scripts that are stuffed into a prim (usually transparent).  How to use them depends on the type of particle/particle system and the trigger to activate it.
  • Particle HUD Systems - packaged HUD and Emitter
  • Particle HUD Generator/Creator - create, change, and activate during your performance
  • Individual particle - activates when rezzed or attached
  • Individual particle - attached or rezzed, activates using a chat command
  • Full perm particle (that you purchase or make)
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Particle HUD Systems - Packaged HUD and Emitter:

This is where I recommend all new dancers start when beginning to use particles.  Easy to use and comes with an assortment of particles.  So what is it?

Particle HUD Systems come with two pieces - the HUD and the emitter.  The HUD is the piece you see on your screen and generally has pictures of the particles you can activate.  To use the HUD, you generally click on the particle picture to activate it, then hit a stop button or the particle picture again to turn it off.

The emitter is what you rez out on your stage or wear.  This is where the particles will "poof" from.  Most Particle HUD systems come with copy emitters - meaning you can rez out more than one "poofing point".  ("Poofing point" really is the technical term in the Official Guide to Particle Sciences  and Transmogrify.)

Particle Transmitters in
Transparent View
Two Different Packaged Particle HUDs
Particles from HUD, 3 emitters

Benefits:
  • Easy to use
  • Variety of particles at your fingertips
  • Some Particle HUD systems have emitters that are copy/mod - which means you can even pack them with your set!
Drawbacks:
  • You are limited to the particles that are in the HUD.  What you see is what you get.
  • Generally, you must use the HUD to activate the particles during your performance.  Without the chat commands to activate the emitter, you can't add it to a Performance Director routine timeline.
  • There will always be particles in the HUD that you won't use.  Consider this before buying the "big" huds - how many of the particles will you actually use?
Don't forget to consider scripts!  How high is the script count?  Is it worth it for what you will be using?  Personally, I prefer the smaller particle HUDs - around 16 particles or so.  If particles are your passion - you may want to check out the bigger HUDs!  

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Particle HUD Generator/Creator - Create, change, and activate during your performance:

This type of system is very similar to the particle HUD above, except that it offers more flexibility.  It still has the HUD and either comes with a separate emitter or allows you to rez one from the HUD.

The major difference is that rather than having "pre-packaged" particle buttons, you have options.  The shape, the color, the age (never ask a particle its age, it's uncouth).  Some allow you to even import your own textures.  Yes!  Particles of me!  On stage!  Yay!  or shoes...why isn't there a particle of shoes?  <adds that to my to do list>

Two Different Particle HUD Generators/Creators
Benefits:
  • Flexibility - more options.  You generate your own particles during the performance by using the HUD options
  • The ability to "morph" your particles on stage which can be a really cool effect
  • Some of these types of HUDs also let you export the particle script of what you created, "saving" it to use as an individual particle later.
  • Gives you the ability to create on the fly as you perform - which can be an amazing creative outlet.  Freestyle dancing - for particles!
Drawbacks:
  • Plan to invest a little time getting to learn your HUD.  The more comfortable you are, the more enjoyable it will be as you perform!
  • If you prefer having your performance packaged and ready to play without including a "live" element, this may not be the best option for you.
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Individual particle - activates when rezzed or attached:

This is the most common type of particle available, and there is an incredible variety of options!  To activate the particle, you simply wear it.  To "turn off" the particle you detach it.  Very simple...but...

It can be a real challenge to add and remove particles during your performance, especially if you temporarily freeze while the particle is activated.  This is how I learned - during a specific part in the dance, add the particle from inventory.  At another part in the dance, take it off from the inventory window.  I was always a bit paranoid about missing my mark or adding the wrong thing...  Thankfully there are now more options to manage particles that you must wear to activate.




For these types of particles, you can use a tool that has the ability to add or remove items for you to wear.  One of the most frequently used is Spot On Costume Assistant.  By wearing this HUD and having the folders set up in your inventory, you can give a chat command to add or remove items - such as hats, pants, and particles!  Because you have a chat command, you can also add it to your HUD hotkey buttons or your Performance Director timeline.  If you'd prefer to have a button for adding and removing particles, you can also look at other HUDs that also use RLV functionality, such as the FASTer HUD graphical avatar attachment manager.  Spot On Costume Assistant can be used to add or remove items from you and/or your dancers if they also own the HUD.  The FASTer HUD would only control your attachments.  Explore!  Determine what solution works best for you!

Benefits:
  • Most common type of particle you will find from many different creators.
  • Extensive variety in colors, sizes, styles.
  • Sold individually, they are relatively inexpensive - anywhere from 5L at M2D to 200/300L for bigger/fancier particles available most everywhere.
  • If the particles are transfer, you can generally buy multiple copies and share them with your dancers for the performance - creating your own particle lending library.
  • Most particles should be worn on avatar center.  Generally you can find the center point in transparency mode and adjust where they will emit from - such as bringing them behind you instead of emitting from your center.
Drawbacks:
  • Must be worn to activate, removed to turn off.  Doesn't respond to chat commands, you must use another tool if you want more control in activating them.
  • Because the particles are worn, they emit from wherever the dancer is.  Most particles attach to avatar center - which remains the same even when the animations move, the feet or the hands.  If the dancer moves by a mover system, moving one waypoint to another, the particles will move too.
  • They are often no copy, and almost always no mod.  If you wanted to rez them, this would prevent you from restoring to last position or putting them in a rezzer to rez and derez during a performance.  
  • It may be possible to rez it manually during a performance and remove it manually.  This can be a challenge (and scary), especially if it is no copy.
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Individual particle - attached or rezzed, activates using a chat command:

Hat with particle & after chat command (yeah, in the purple stuff)
Remember when I mentioned that particles are scripts stuffed into a prim?  When a creator is writing a script, they can choose what "triggers" the script will respond to.  For many particles, the trigger is when the particle prim is attached or detached.  For some, it can be when the prim is touched.  My favorite is when the script hears a particular word/phrase/command on a certain channel.

Example:  for this particle, if you type this in local chat:  /89 shazam

The particle does this:

When you type that again in local chat, it turns it off.

Other particles have on/off commands.  /89 on  and /89 off for example.

In the particle listing or the instruction notecard that came with the particle (yes you should read this), if the creator allows you to trigger with a chat command they will tell you the channel and what the command is.  Sometimes they will put this in the particle description.  If they don't mention it anywhere, it is probably not a chat activated particle.

Once you know the channel and the chat command, you can add it to a hotkey button or the performance timeline.  Wear the particle before your performance or rez it with your set.  If it's copy/mod, you can add it to your rezzer or you will need to rez it manually.  Use a tool or local chat to activate and deactivate the particle during the performance.

Example: 
     type /89 on in local chat  (I like to press CTRL-Enter to shout it)
     Performance Director:  124.677|RS:89:on or @button1=RS:89:on

Benefits:
  • Easy to control activating and turning off.
  • If the particle is copy/mod you can add it to your set and rezzer.
Drawbacks:
  • There is a relatively low number of particles that respond to chat commands.
  • Because of this, variety is limited.
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Full perm particle (that you purchase or make):

There are also full perm particles that you can purchase or make.  Two of my favorite creators of full perm particles are:

Particle FX
X-DMN

You can also create particles from your viewer, or use particle creation tools to simplify the process/navigate the particle options.  The Particle Laboratory is a great place to go to learn about particles.  They also have the Porgan for sale there (the Particle Organ for creating).  Other options include the Easy FX Particle Generator, the [Particle Studio HD] Particle Generator HUD, and many others on MarketPlace.  There is also an easy to use website that with a little bit of info, can generate a particle script for you:   Particles-LSL-Generator

Benefits:
  • More flexibility - you can choose size, color, texture, burst rate, etc.
  • Some of the particle creation tools have built in particles that you can change - such as fire, water, light bursts, smoke, etc.  Some also allow you to "import" a particle script and change the options - making your own custom particle.
  • Some particle creation tools allow you to export particle scripts with a chat command built in.
Drawbacks:
  • It can take time to develop a good particle that you are happy with.
  • Many particle scripts are "activate on attach".  You can modify these scripts to listen to a chat command, however. 

Personally, I like to support particle creators for two reasons.
  1. There are incredible particles that I can't even comprehend how to create.  Particle creators are true artists and for many, this is their focus.
  2. We all have limited time and must choose how we spend it.  While occasionally I will create my own particle, I prefer to focus my time on creating, dancing, and teaching.
If you love creating and modifying particles or need something custom, do it!  

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Particles can add such an amazing dynamic to your dance when used well.  For me, it's always a continuing journey and every week I'm always amazed!

Enjoy the ride!


Friday, May 11, 2018

Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?

Okay, so Dance Police is defunct... didn't really get on a roll with The Highlight Reel... a few draft articles gathering dust that should go to Modemworld.me, along with a This Weekend in Second Life Dance that's accumulating more and more holes in the schedule.

I did write an article a few days ago on the journey I took in putting together my first dance act for Guerilla Burlesque. Taking it to Ddebauche on Sunday. Built a few more, stalled on a couples dance concept, let it slide... and slide... and slide...

Not going to as many shows or shooting as many photos as of late. Hard to shoot when there's a drugged-up cat with a floppy collar of shame sleeping on you.

Tinny


I don't think I'm burning out... and I suppose that's a question for y'all:
  • When do you know you're starting to burn out?
  • How do you take a break?
  • What gets your creative juices flowing again?

How to submit a notecard for an event

The Dance Queens Mailbox

I've gotten a lot of thumbs up and good feedback on the new platform for the calendar. It's good to see something change for the better. Thank you to everyone who has bookmarked it, used it, and sent in notecards for show announcements.

After all of these posts about the new calendar, I figured I should remind y'all how easy it is to request that we add your event to the calendarblog, and daily notices:
  1. Go to the Dance Queens infocenter.
  2. Click the notecard giver above the mailbox. You will receive a notecard with instructions.
  3. Fill out the notecard with:
    • Date(s) and Time(s) of your show(s).
    • Name of your troupe and description of event.
    • Special instructions/dress code if one.
    • SLURL/LM (drag and drop the landmark).
    • OPTIONAL: Picture or poster for the blog post (drag and drop the texture).
  4. Find the notecard in your inventory.
  5. Change TROUPENAME to your dance troupe's name.
  6. Drag and drop that notecard on the mailbox.
The mailbox will send an alert to the Dance Queens managers. One of them will pick up the notecards and add them to the calendar (and blog, if requested) as soon as possible.

You can use that notecard for future shows. Just update the information and send it in.

IMPORTANT:
  • Do not send the notecard directly to a Dance Queens manager. Drop it on the mailbox.
  • Only two months in advance, maximum.
  • Try to send them at least 48 hours in advance. Yes, we can add the entries quickly, but you want to give your fans some time to plan ahead, right?
If I'm online and I see an announcement for a show that isn't on the calendar, I'll send a copy of the notecard to the person making the announcement so they can get future shows on there.

WHY USE THE CALENDAR:

Here's a list of reasons to use the calendar:
  • It lets groups see who's got upcoming shows, in case they want to adjust their own show schedules around them. (Collaboration)
  • If a show has multiple performances, like Monarchs or Kiki's or Ballet Pixelle, it lets people plan which one to go to. (Planning)
  • It can send notifications to your smartphone or browser. (Mobility and automation)
  • We build the daily notecard from the calendar. (Convenience)
  • If someone's out of group slots, they can see your upcoming shows. (Limited resources)
  • I put a lot of time and effort into the new calendar platform, so it lets me know that you appreciate the effort I put into it. Or... or... DON'T YOU LOVE ME????? WHERE'S THE LOVE???? (The passive-aggressive approach)
  • I usually do a weekend in dance feature at Inara Pey's blog based on that calendar. (I'm taking this week off because I'm lazy.)
There's probably more reasons out there, like the stars aligning in the House of Neptune while Mercury is in retrograde or something.

Ohhhhhh my! Burlesque Dolls!


Burlesque Dolls at the Gypsy Rose Theater
May 12th 3PM SLT 

Join us at the Gypsy Rose Theater as the Burlesque Dolls tempt and tease their way into your dreams. 

Burlesque Dolls brings you classic burlesque from some of the most talented dancers on the grid. Sultry, tempting and glamorous as they take the stage, each bringing their own style and signatures with them as they entice you.

Meet us at the show!





Debauche this weekend!


DEBAUCHE AT TRYST
Saturday 12th May 1pm SLT

Debauche return once more to the beautiful surroundings of the Tryst Ballroom.,
As always, so looking forward to performing in this wonderful setting. Always so much fun there.
Why not come join us?

Come see the show!

and

DEBAUCHE HOMECOMING!!
Sunday 13th May 12:45pm SLT

(15 minutes earlier so you can see a special opening solo act by one of our performers)

It seems so long since we played at our lovely , friendly home theater and we are doing just that this Sunday.
We all love our home. Every show there is wonderful, happy, exciting. 
Come join us on Sunday, get that home feeling
Debauche -  a little naughty, a lot sexy and ALWAYS classy !!!

Come see the show!





Thursday, May 10, 2018

Scarlet Stiletto



Scarlet Stiletto
Tuesday 15 May 2018 at 1.30 pm slt

This will be the last performance of this show so if you haven't already seen it, or if you have seen it, but just want to see it again, we'd love you to join us and enjoy it with us.

It's an experience you won't want to miss - with amazing sets, sumptuous outfits, cool music, mouth-watering dancing - and real eye candy for everyone!

Please arrive earlier to secure a seat and allow time for things to rez....

Dress code is smart - it's a classy show ;) Plus you'll be filmed and will want to look your best in our video ;)

This is in our  brand new venue so make sure to use the correct limo

Please dress smart casual.

Come see the show!





FlyGearz


FlyGearz

May 12, 2018 - 8PM SLT
June 2, 2018 - 8PM SLT
July 7, 2018 - 8PM SLT
August 4, 2018 - 8PM SLT

FlyGearz returns to Calas Galadhon once a month for a fun interactive dance experience for the entire audience! What is FlyGearz? First and foremost, we are a group of like-minded, carefree dance-oriented party peeps! Think of yourself as a passenger on board the magical Danceship "Alice II" where your in-flight entertainment is YOU; dancing like crazy! AND we'll be dancing live to YOUR music requests! What makes us different is it's two choreographers (Jenna Dirval and Kiran Sporg), two dance HUDs and shared movers - you won't know who's dancing you 'til we tell you!

Steampunk attire is encouraged but never required!

Come join us!





Monday, May 7, 2018

New Brighton Belles


2pm Wednesday 9th May
New Brighton Belles
BELLES IN SPACE!
An intergalactic dance show like no other anywhere in the universe!

The Cabaret Provocateur


The Cabaret Provocateur will present it's final scheduled performance of the program "Fab 4 You" at The House of the Rising Sun Theater on Saturday May 12, 2018 at 7:00PM SLT
Your Taxi to the Show Here!

Fab 4 You does feature female nudity.

Fab 4 You is a program in 6 acts feature music performed by Elton John, Robin Williams and Bobby McFerrin, Lisa Lauren, Eddie Izzard, Goldie Hawn, and Phil Collins all originally written and performed by the Fab Four, (The Beatles).  The dances will take you on an journey from Manhattan rooftops throuh Arabian Nights, to  Broadway, back stage and in front.

The cast consists of 6 dancers, all of whom are relative new comers to SL Dance, but are enthusiastic performers.

Choreographer Kerri Sanchez has been performing and creating her own dance routines in Second Life for about 4 years. This is the first complete show Kerri has written and produced on her own. Her creativity and imagination has contributed to her extraordinary work and in a short time has become one of the best choreographers in Second Life.

Dancer Brooke has been creating her own performances for about 2 years, along with owning and hosting events at the CMNF Lounge.

Anneke Sanchez has been a builder in SL all her life and a dancer for the past 3 years. She's also had experience choreographing her own dances.

Sami Jo Chauveau has danced and hosted events at various outlets all over the grid, most prominently at the House of the Rising Sun Blues Club.

Gloria G  began her performing career as a synchronized swimmer with the touring ensemble "The Water Lillies". She also found a passion for synchronized dancing and frequently does so for recreation. She's now pleased to perform with Cabaret Provocateur.

Chagen Sanchez is a performer with the Lightning Productions Tribute Band, His 3 years of experience in those shows has lead directly to his being dragged into dance with his wives' dance group.

Lonigale Sweetbutter is the newest member of the dancing group and loves performing with everyone and is a natural.  A great addition to the troupe.

Our MC and DJ will be for the evening will be Alobar Valeska, owner of the House of the Rising Sun Blues Club and theater. Known to his friends as "Alo" he has been spinning the blues and classic rock on Second Life since Muddy Waters was in knee pants. Sadly, his precious music library was destroyed a year ago in a tragic 8-track malfunction. Now, through persistence and the generosity of friends, he's upgraded to cassettes and is back delighting his legion (all 10 of them) of adoring fans and blues-rock aficionados across the grid. He's owned and regularly DJs at the House of the Rising Sun Blues Club, known for it's laid-back, fun, and drama-free atmosphere for 9 years, off and on. He'll even take the occasional side-gig, especially when it involves a bevy of scantily-clad women and/or free cheese dip.



 

Casting Call: "Double D's" Dude & Dudette Entertainers

A new club is on the horizon, "Double D's" Dude & Dudette Entertainers. We will be offering a new kind of variety show.

The producer is Silverfox Longfall, the original creator of ThunderStorm Entertainment and MillCreek Road. He will be meshing dance, stand up comedy, cover bands and tribute concerts as well as other forms of entertainment.

If you are looking for your chance to break into dance or already have experience and would like to be a part of this, please send your notecard with your interest to Silverfox Longfall or isoly.

If you have choreography experience and would like to create dances to showcase, you are welcome as well.

If you would like to be a part of a band representing some of the best entertainers of different music genres, please join us.

Contact Silverfox Longfall or isoly with your desires, talents, experienced or interest.

Harleyquin Workshops - May 7th - May 13th


Harleyquin Workshops - May 7th through May 13th


Instructor:  Eva Harley
All Workshops are held in voice, no fee to attend
No registration required, please arrive early


Two Harleyquin workshops this week - all are welcome, and no registration is required!  Whether brand new to dance, dipping in your toes, or pushing the limits of your dance tools - there is a workshop for you!  If you have any questions, please contact EvaHarley Resident in-world.  Hope to see you there!

Please arrive early!  To make the most of our time I will be closing the sim *five* minutes after the scheduled workshop start time.  Thank you!

Mon May 7th - 5 pm slt
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, manually edit, and even use sequences within a sequence!  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.
Requirements:  Come prepared with a Smooth Dancer HUD loaded with at least 20 animations.  Be familiar with inviting dancers, removing, and reinviting.

Sat May 12th - 12 pm slt
Making Your Own Special Effects 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!
Requirements:  Basic knowledge of editing notecards, the object contents window

Not sure about participating?  Want to come listen and learn more?  You are welcome to join us!  There is a comfortable seating area if you'd prefer to listen and watch!

For more info go to:  https://harleyquinadventure.com/

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Club IMAGE


IMAGE open this Sunday 
May 6th
OPEN 6:30 AM SLT, START 7:00 AM SLT

...... ♥ * Line up for this Sunday*♥.......
1. Yougao Destiny"Black Cat theory"
2. Setsuna Hirano"-Klotho- The thread of fate"
3. Diawa Bellic "Pink"with Yougao
4. misse Tigerpaw "Stargazers"★★ NEW ★★
■ ☆Team Dance☆
Setsuna Hirano "SAKURA"

DJ: HANKU Babii☆.。.:*・゜

BLOG for IMAGE  http://image.slmame.com/

Come see the show!





Friday, May 4, 2018

GUERILLA BURLESQUE REVUE

☆GUERILLA BURLESQUE REVUE ☆

10 pm Friday May 4th!!

It’s wild, wonderful and worth it! Its Guerilla Burlesque Friday Revue!
The team from Guerilla Burlesque present originally crafted dance acts built and performed by some of the best dancers on the grid! We strive to bring you our very best and keep it fresh and fun every time! Thea Dee is our director this week and It’s going to be an exciting line up of great acts! Only thing missing is you, our special guest!

So make your plans, grab a few friends and make an evening of it! Join us this Friday night so you don’t miss a thing!

Doors open at the Culzean Theater at 9 pm for the 10 pm!
Your Taxi to the Show!

Photo by – Chryblnd Scribe
Model  Sho Kyong


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Two Debauche Shows this weekend!


Saturday 5th May 1pm SLT

Debauche return to the beautiful theater at Ville De Couer after a long absence. Such a lovely place to perform with a lovely crowd to match it.

Come join us for the thrills, the excitement, the naughtiness and the sheer class of Debauche.

Dress smart casual, please.

See you there
1pm Saturday 5th May

See you there!


and


Sunday 6th May 1pm SLT

Debauche come back for a second visit to the wonderful theater at Bluemood. Its great to be invited back.

A lovely place full of lovely people - really looking forward to seeing them all again, plus a few new faces, hopefully.

Debauche -  a little naughty, a lot sexy, always classy.

Come find out!

Sunday 6th May 1pm SLT

See you there too!




Scarlet Stiletto


"Burlesque With Attitude"
Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 2.00 pm slt

We'd love you to join us and enjoy our latest show...which is at a slightly later time than usual.
It's an experience you won't want to miss - with amazing sets, sumptuous outfits, cool music, mouth watering dancing - and real eye candy for everyone!

Please arrive earlier to secure a seat and allow time for things to rezz....

Dress code is smart - it's a classy show ;) Plus you'll be filmed and will want to look your best in our video ;)

Special instructions/dress code if one: smart

This is your limo to the show.





Crystal Edge



Crystal Edge Dance Show
FRIDAY 4th MAY 2018 - 3pm SLT
Doors open: 2.30pm SLT
Showtime: 3pm SLT

Welcome to the Crystal Edge Dance Club, home of the Crystal Edge Dance Troupe.

Dancing at the Crystal Edge has been a long-standing tradition of talented and creative dancers. There is no better way to get to know people and make new friends.

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet, if you stumble make it part of the dance!!!!

Dance with your heart and your feet will follow!!!!

Come dream with our feet!





Wednesday, May 2, 2018

*NEW* Prop Me Up Challenge


Good day Kings and Queens! A new challenge is upon us! Prop Me Up is the new Dance Queens challenge.  For this challenge, you will be TP'd to a location, where you will be taken to a pile of boxes.  You will buy one of the boxes.  Inside that box will be a prop.  You must use that prop to inspire a dance, and use it in the dance as part of your set.  All props are different.

No one can know what the props are before buying their prop, they are all sold randomly.  The challenge is working with the prop you get.  The cost of buying the props will be zero lindens, as they have been funded by Web.  Participation in this challenge is limited to twelve people.  Due to this limitation, PLEASE do not sign up for this unless you are very sure you will be able to complete and perform your act.

If you think there is a chance you will have to pull out, please leave this challenge to someone who will be able to fulfill their commitment, as it is being limited, if too many people pull out, we will not have enough for a show.

Thank you, and let's make this as much fun as the previous challenges! Ready, Set, Go!
Babypea

Contact: Web Sass to sign up.
Rehearsal Date: June 24th at 2pm SLT
Show Date: June 30th at 2pm SLT

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Paramount Grand Theater

Brush Strokes, Paramount Grand Theatre's brand new show for May. Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the Paramount Players dance for you, May 5th & 12th at 7pm slt.

Brush Strokes you ask? The Players' new show is about art! Taking some of our favorite artist's work and interpreting it into dance.


Your Limo

Burlesque Dolls at the Jefferson Opera House!




Burlesque Dolls at the Jefferson Opera House

May 5th 3PM SLT

Join us at the Jefferson Opera House as we help celebrate 2 years of the Mysterium Masked Mansion.

Come see the show!