Dance Terminology/Dance Categories-styles

1/ Dance Terminology
2/ Dance Categories-Styles




1/Dance Terminology

This is a list of terms used in Dancing in SL:

Animated Pose - A TYPE of Animation in which the Avatar moves but is not usually seen as a Dance. Animated Pose are Stands, Sits, Grounds Sits, Jumps, Flies, etc.

Animation - The file used to move an avatar. For dancing we have defined four TYPES of Animations: Dances, Animated Pose, Static Poses, Couples Dances. There are a lot of animations, particularly for sex and cuddles that are not usually used in dancing. When they are used they are placed in the Animated Pose or Static Pose TYPES.

Animazoo Dance HUD Quadro (Full Version) - A class 4 brand of Dance HUD.

Avatar Script Monitor - A device that shows the script usage of individual avatars and is used to reduce lag.

Barre Dance HUD - A class 4 brand of Dance HUD.

Category - A Division of an Animation Type, such as the Type - Dance into Categories Jazz-AA, HipHop, Performance, Latin, etc.

Chair Dance - A dance done using a chair or stool as a prop. Chair dances are for one dancer. Lap dances are for a dancer and a seated person.

Characteristic - An attribute of an Animation such as 'On the Floor' that distinguishes the Animation.

Choreography - The stitching together of dances (and/or animated poses). There are two types of choregrpahy: Freestyle and Sequenced.

Club Control - A sim-wide Dance system for positioning and activating couples dances or individual dances.

Couples Dance -  TYPE of Animation in which two Avatars (usually male and female) dance together in a CATEGORY like Latin and a STYLE like in RL (Real Life) such as Tango, Salsa, Mambo.

Dance - A TYPE of Animation in which the avatar moves like he/she is dancing in RL (Real Life).

Dance Ball - An object, usually in the form of a ball or sphere, that animates an Avatar when clicked. Dance Balls often are located above the dance floor in an SL club. The animation is usually a Dance.

Dance HUD - A Heads-Up-Display that is used to control dancing. Dance HUDs are divided into four classes (1 to 4) of increasing capability.

Dance Lag - When a dance or pose is selected with a HUD and the avatar does not perform the dance or pose immediately, this is Dance Lag.

DanceMaster - A system for controlling dancer positions, movement and sequences usually in a show or performance.

DanceMaster Mobi - A Class 4 brand of Dance HUD.

DB Dance System - A system for controlling dancer positions and movement usually in a show or performance.

Drive - The driver is the operator of the hud.("are you driving? hook me up" "can you drive i need to go cycle laundry"); also Lead
Finish Dance - The dance at the end of a song or sequence that usually stops the movement of the avatar. Animated Poses are often used this way.

Fleursoft DanceHUD - A Class 4 brand of Dance HUD.

Freestyle Choreography - Putting dances together in real time to make a pleasing appearance.

Henmations Dance Control HUD - A Class 4 brand of Dance HUD.

Hook me up - send me a invite for to dance

HUD - Heads Up Display, which is 'worn' usually in a corner of the screen

Hud lock up - well just that (9 times out of ten the cause for this is your connection to SL, can be your end and or can be their end ... either way.. bad conection = lock up)

Huddles EZ Animator Deluxe - A Class 4 brand of Dance HUD.

INTAN - A sim-wide Dance system for positioning and activating couples dances or individual dances.

Lag - see Dance Lag

Lap Dance - A dance done with two people. One is seated and the other dances. Lap dances are usually very sensual or sexual.

Lead - see Drive

Loop Time - The time required for a Looped Dance before it starts to repeat itself.

Looped Dance - A Dance which repeats over and over so that it continies until it is stopped.

MLDU4 and MLDU5 - A Class 4 brand of Dance HUD.

Modifying Dance - A second animation that is activated while a first animation is running so the avatar moves to the first animation with some of the joints modified by the second animation.

MPC - A system for contolling dancer position, movement and dance in a show or club.

Non-Looped Dance - A Dance that does not repeat and stops at the end.

Out-of-Sync - When two or more dancers are supposed to be dancing together and one or more dancers has started dancing at a different time.

Pass Through - In Couples Dancing when any part of a dancers body passes through any part of the other dancers body, this is called a Pass Through.

Pole Dance - A dance done using a pole as a prop. Pole dances can be female, male or dual.

Pose Ball - An object that when sat upon by an Avatar activates a Dance, part of a Couples Dance, Animated Pose or Static Pose.

Sequenced Choreography - Putting dances together in a planned and timed order to make a pleasing appearance.

Set - (1) a build for placing on a stage to perform on ("i built my set and it's ready to use"), (2) the performance itself ("i just finished performing my set and the audience loved it ")

Static Pose - A TYPE of Animation in which the Avatar remains in a fixed position

Style - A division of a Category such as the Latin Category into Samba, Salsa, Merengue, Tango, etc.

Sync - When  or more avatars are dancing together the same dance that has started at the same time or when a couples dance, which usually has two different animations that fit together, start at the same time. Out-of-Sync means the dances have not started at the same time.

TIS Hybrid - A sim-wide system for positioning and activating couples dances or individual dances.

TIS Fusion Pro - A Class 4 brand of Dance HUD.

Train Wreck - a show that ends up a disaster,( hud lock up,music stops,wrong music played,ect.)
Transition Dance - A Non-Looped Dance that is used between two Dances in Sequenced or Freestyle choreography when the Dances do not look good when transitioning from one to the other. 'Sultry Down Body' by Abranimations is a popular Transition Dance. The DANCE QUEENS Dance, DQ001a, is a free Transition Dance in the Dance Central Free Stuff Box.

Type - A division of animations into Dances, Animated Poses, Static Poses and Couples Dances.

VISTA ANIMATIONS- DANCE HUD - A Class 4 brand of Dance HUD.

Waiting Dance - A Dance or Sequence in which the the Avatar moves in a way that looks like he/she is waiting for the music to begin. It is usually used between songs in a club.

XPOSE - A system for controlling dancer position and sequence usually in a show or performance.

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2/ Dance Categories-Styles


The DANCE QUEENS Dance Database allows you to search for dance information and sort the Categories and Styles. To help you quickly find dances and animations that fit particular Styles below are lists. You can do this with the Dance Database, but this gives you a quick check.

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Type: Animation
Category: Stands
Styles:
Category: Sits
Styles:
A - Z

Category: Ground Sits

Styles:

A - Z


Category: Lies
Styles:
A - Z

Category: Flies

Styles:
A - Z

Category: Jumps
Styles: 
A - Z

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Type: Couples

Category: All

Styles:
All
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Type: Dances

Category: Ballroom
Styles: 

Category: Celebrity
Styles:
Category: Freestyle
Styles: 

Category: HipHop
Styles: 
Category: Historical
Styles: 
  • Baroque Dance
  • English Country Dance
  • Masque
  • Medievil Dance
  • Regency Dance
  • Renaissance Dance
  • Vintage Dance
Category: House
Styles: 
Category: Jazz-AA
Styles: 
Category: Latin
Styles: 
Category: Liturgical
Styles: 
  • Liturgical
Category: Novelty-Fad
Styles: 
Category: Performance
Styles:
Category: Punk
Styles: 
Category: Rave-Trance
Styles: 
Category: SL Unique
Styles: 
Category: Swing
Styles: 
Category: Traditional
Styles: 
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Type: Poses

Category: All
Styles: All
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Hover AnimationsOn the Floor Dances

1 comment:

  1. Set= a build for placing on a stage to perform on ("i built my set and its ready to use"), also can mean the performance it self ("i just finished performing my set and the audience loved it ")i
    Train Wreck = a show that ends up a disaster,( hud lock up,music stops,wrong music played,ect.)
    Hook me up = send me a invite for to dance
    Drive = the driver is the operator of the hud.("are you driving? hook me up" "can you drive i need to go cycle laundry")
    Hud lock up = well just that (9 times outta ten the cause for this is your connection to sl, can be your end and or can be there end..ether way.. bad conection = lock up)

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