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2016 UDS Musical Freestyle Clinic

Saturday, March 26

UDS Members $50.00 - Non-UDS Members $55.00

Registration Deadline:  March 19

The purpose of this clinic is to give anyone the tools needed to develop your own freestyle. We will show you the steps to design and build a DIY musical freestyle.

2016 Musical Freestyle Clinic

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.


8:30 am - Introduction/Schedule for the day 8:40 am - What does good look like?  Video examples and discussion 8:50 am - Review of basic rules of freestyle, a quick review of freestyle score sheets 9:00 am - Do’s and Don'ts of Musical Freestyle 9:15 am - The Great Debate:  Music or Choreography First? 9:30 am - Finding the BPM.  Video examples and practice, introduction to metronomes and phone apps with “tap in” feature

10:00 am - Break

10:15 am - How to choose your music?  Video examples, databases, iTunes, use of vocals, practice finding bpm with a few musical selections 10:45 am - Music editing software, how to use, what it can do to help create freestyles 11:45 am - Creating choreography.

Noon - Working lunch and discussion about music formats, tweaking choreography, practice, tweaking of choreography and music, resources

1 pm - Move to indoor arena for practicum 1:15 pm - Practice tapping out beats per minute with two demonstration riders, one hour for both 2:15 pm - Choosing music, the group will evaluate two demonstration riders who will ride to three or four examples of per-selected music of different genres, approximately 45 minutes per rider 3:45 pm - Close and questions

For more information, please email Donnette Hicks - or Jan Lawrence

Thank you Millbrook Farms for your sponsorship!


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