Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Journey Academy of Performing Arts 2018 Program

A huge welcome to all newcomers to Dance, and to students still participating with JAPA, all who are growing and learning and PERFORMING! well done to everyone!

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
               
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        WINTER TERM  - DECEMBER 2017 - FEBRUARY 2018
                                        
      SPRING TERM  - MARCH - MAY 2018
                                                   
    SUMMER HOLIDAY BREAK  - JUNE - AUGUST
                                 
        AUTUMN TERM - SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2018
                                   
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WINTER TERM PROGRAM
                                                         
         ♦ INTRODUCTION TO CHOREOGRAPHY - PRESENTATION - SUNDAY 3RD DECEMBER - NOON SLT ♦

♦ PREPARATION FOR PERFORMANCE - PRESENTATION / WORKSHOP - SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER - NOON SLT ♦

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     ♦♦ THE SMOOTH DANCER DANCE HUD - WORKSHOP - SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY ♦♦

♦♦ BASIC SIMPLE MOVER - THE DANCE PAD CONTROLLER (DPC) - WORKSHOP - SUNDAY 14TH JANUARY ♦♦

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                 ♦♦♦ 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 ♦♦♦

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       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
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        * TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE SESSIONS PLEASE CONTACT KLARK HARVY DIRECTLY *
                                                        
                                           * LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE *
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                                            ALWAYS DANCE  WITH PASSION
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Never let other people control your group title...

OH DON'T YOU DARE LOOK BACK
JUST KEEP YOUR EYES ON ME
I SAID YOU'RE HOLDING BACK
SHE SAID...

Worst. Group. Tag. Ever.

(I really, really hate that song.)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Don't Make Me Call The Dance Police, Take 11

Every week or so, I look back through the photos of Second Life dance performance that I’ve posted on Flickr.

Sometimes, I smile.
Sometimes, I wince.
And then there’s the times... well... you know...

I like to call this portion of our trip: Don’t Make Me Call The Dance Police.

Dance Queens Showcase - November 19 2017
OH COME ON! It's not even Thanksgiving yet!

Club Image - November 19 2017
AND HALLOWEEN WAS LAST MONTH!

  Dance Queens Showcase - November 19 2017
It takes special skill to walk in heels on the sand.

Dance Queens Showcase - November 19 2017
I thought we sprayed for dragons?

Dance Queens Showcase - November 19 2017
Sometimes, perspective gets a little... off.

Dance Queens Showcase - November 19 2017
When Lina wants to shoot hoops, you say "Yes, ma'am."

Dance Queens Showcase - November 19 2017
I told you not to make me call the dance police. Enjoy dance prison! (Hire a better dance lawyer next time.)

Dance Queens Showcase - November 19 2017
Dang. Forgot to turn off wireframe again.

Dance Queens Showcase - November 19 2017
This is not a backdrop. Sasha is actually 10 storeys tall.

Club Image - November 19 2017
Okay, that's a backdrop.

Dance Queens Showcase - November 19 2017
GLITTERBOMB!

Club Image - November 19 2017
At least the carrots are on their faces.

Club Image - November 19 2017
I like DC's reboot of The Penguin. A lot.

Club Image - November 19 2017
Oh, no. You don't get to sneak away until you've done the dishes!

Club Image - November 19 2017
I imagine this every time I swear or say something naughty here.

Club Image Audience Shots
"Hello, I'm Captain Safety. You'll notice there are no emergency exits in this theatre. That's because you can just log off and you'll be safe. Duh."

Club Image Audience Shots
Not dancing this week. Too hung over.

Club Image Audience Shots
It's all fun and games until...

Moulin Rouge - November 18 2017
This is what Superman sees every day.

Winds of the Sahara - November 19 2017
I'd tap that ass... for the maple syrup, mind you.

Phoenix Dance Team - November 18 2017
I SAID EAT MORE COWS!

Phoenix Dance Team - November 18 2017
Literally, hot chicks.

The Rompers - November 18 2017
What would you name this new Marvel superhero?

The Rompers - November 18 2017
Pardon me. Taking a moment. ... ... ... ... okay, I'm back.

The Rompers - November 18 2017
What if Burl Ives did acid?

Winds of the Sahara - November 19 2017
No wonder why Second Life is so fragile today... or is it fra-gee-lay?

The Rompers - November 18 2017
Even Optimus Prime gets dance gigs in between Michael Bay movies.

The Rompers - November 18 2017
It's like an R-rated version of Gauntlet.

Debauche - November 18 2017
Batman's busy. This city belongs to Laura now.

Debauche - November 18 2017
Still playing hide and seek?

Debauche - November 18 2017
Oh, come on. No need to worship me. They're just photos.

Debauche - November 18 2017
Uh oh. Check the breaker. There's a short in the system. (Always wear rubber-soled heels)

Winds of the Sahara - November 19 2017

Why is it they depict the gates of Heaven, but never the Fence or Wall of Heaven? La Coquette Cabaret - Broadway - November 13 2017
... amateur!

Debauche - November 18 2017
Cypher was right. Ignorance is bliss... put me back in the Matrix!

Debauche - November 18 2017
This is how I imagine my funeral.

Debauche - November 18 2017
Have I mentioned how much I love my job?

Elysium Cabaret - November 17 2017
If this is what an invasion from Mars looks like, let me be the first to welcome our Martian overlords.

Elysium Cabaret - November 17 2017
You're supposed to have a great slate of acts, not a great act of slates!

Elysium Cabaret - November 17 2017
Yes. Paul shoots music from his fingers.

  Fantasya - November 17 2017
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Fantasya - November 17 2017
Um... that hedge needs some Miracle Gro... or Viagara.

Fantasya - November 17 2017
Nice ass.

Noir Neverland - November 16 2017
OH YOU SAW THIS COMING FROM A MILE AWAY!

Atlantis Grand Theatre - November 16 2017
Always check for an invisible prim blocking the stage before you leap for a crowd surf.

Atlantis Grand Theatre - November 16 2017
Never hire a taxi. Uber and Lyft don't have people dancing on their cars.

La Coquette Cabaret - Broadway - November 13 2017
Um... this isn't from a dance photo... it's from... um... NEXT SLIDE! NEXT SLIDE!

La Coquette Cabaret - Broadway - November 13 2017
Sigh. Never throw out your dancers. Always recycle them.
(My original joke had to do with Oscar, Sesame Street, and... okay, maybe it never quite came together. Sorry.)

La Coquette Cabaret - Broadway - November 13 2017
You don't have to tell me twice to follow that Yellow Brick Road.

When you're on the road too long, the mudflaps on trucks start to come to life.

Thank you, and stay tuned next Sunday for the next thrilling episode.

"Hey. It's Cave. Someone's not daaaancing. Come on. You know the law - testing IS NOT a dance exemption. Don't make me call the dance police"
 - Cave Johnson, Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative Expansion Pack.