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
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