Dance in Second Life Challenge

Dance in Second Life Challenge

This week’s Monday Meme is going to be a photo and/or video challenge. I thought it would be fun to see what kinds of dance animations are your favorite in Second Life and where you like to buy them.

Meme Instructions: Share a photo and/or video of your avatar dancing in Second Life. Also answer the following questions and share your favorite dances and animation stores with us. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments and share your pictures in the Blog Memes Flickr Group.

(this is where I got the song in the video)

I used Camtasia to capture this video. If you’re looking for a screen capture software to make a video of your own, you’ll be able to find many options listed in this plurk. You can also just trying making a gif for a few seconds if you prefer. I tried using gyazo and it turned out a bit choppy. If you are unable to share a video, then try to see if you can just take a picture and answer the following questions.

  1. Which dance are you sharing in the image/video and where is it from? I thought it would be fun to try out one of the Latin dances from Henmations. So I logged ManBerry in and let him woo me.
  2. Which is your favorite dance in Second Life? – I think it’s still the bellydance one from Animazoo that I bought in 2008. There is a video of it at this link.
  3. What are your favorite dance animation stores in Second Life? – I don’t dance that often in Second Life anymore so most of the stores that I have animations from are very old, such as Sinewave and Animazoo. However, recently I went to Henmations, MyAnimation and Humanoid and they also had a nice selection.
  4. Are you a frequent dancer in Second Life? – I used to be. When I first joined SL, that’s pretty much all I would do, all day. I loved to bellydance as well as slow dance using the slow dance animations from Bits and Bobs. Those are still my favorite slow dances. I don’t dance very often anymore though. Whenever I do feel like dancing these days, I always end up at Gol or the old club I used to bellydance/host at, Habibi.
  5. Are you a frequent dancer in the real world? – I am. I tend to blast a lot of bollywood music and bounce around in my room. My friends also drag me to clubs/parties once in a while. I love dancing. I think it’s great exercise and it really helps me relax and release a lot of stress.

Please remember that you can participate in any of the memes/challenges at any time. You’ll find them all under my Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges I’ve done over the years.

I hope you guys are able to participate! <3

UPDATE: I’ve put this video on my YouTube channel now:

ManBerry’s style credits: Zaara Classic Suit
Strawberry Singh’s credits:
Skin: *League* Skin Erin Dark Feline Brunette by Nena Janus (flickr)
Lipstick: [Pink Fuel] Glossy Pout Lipstick – Red by Mochi Milena
Hair: booN TUN247 hair chocolate by boo Nakamura
Dress: Chain and Vine Belle Ruby by Lyric Demina
*Shoes: !SSD ~ Mata Hari Jeweled Stiletto ~ Black Leather by Sax Shepherd
*Jewelry: [MANDALA]TEFUTEFU Jewelryset Multi Rainbow by kikunosuke Eel
*Mesh Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small by Siddean Munro
*Mesh Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) S – High by Siddean Munro
Dance: HENMATIONS Latin 03 by Hendrik Schroeder

53 thoughts on “Dance in Second Life Challenge

  1. […] This week’s Monday Meme is going to be a photo and/or video challenge. I thought it would be fun to see what kinds of dance animations are your favorite in Second Life and where you like to buy them.  […]

  2. Dances while reading:)

  3. yaay very cool video !! this music made me move from my sofa – dancing in second life is my favorite pass time ^^ I will try to do something about it and share

  4. […] Today Berry wants to know if I can boogie. Why, yes, sir. I can boogie, but I need a certain song… […]

  5. Hey Berry!!

    Hope you are well!! I did have a moment’s panic wondering how I was gonna manage to shoot this one but TG i remembered I had old old shots!

    Here is my little contribution:

  6. Couple of handy tips for anyone making quick videos in SL. I use the free version of FRAPS to record, and I hit the CTRL + ALT + F1 shortcut to take SL to fullscreen (remove all HUDs and start the dance going first). The free version of FRAPS will record in 30-second bursts and does have a small watermark at the top of the screen, but it’s enough to show a dance preview. F9 is the stop/start key.

    Then, use the (again, free) Handbrake program to reduce the file size. Just select ‘source’ and browse for your file, then under the ‘video’ tab, select ‘constant framerate’ and hit ‘start’. Handbrake will take a 350MB file down to about 3.9MB without any perceivable loss in quality (well, enough for a quick blog preview, anyway).

    Hope that helps. I managed to knock out two quick videos in less than ten minutes doing it that way :-)

  7. Blogger ate this twice. Hope it stays up this time. I DID make a backup of sorts after the second disappearance.

    Gotta love the challenges that come with the job.

  8. I loved to do this Meme. Dancing is one of my favourite things to do in Secondlife, so here is my contribution:

  9. […] premise is dancing in second life && since making dance videos is a think i quite enjoy (and have done quite a few over the […]

  10. i LOOOVED doing this challenge, berry! dance videos are so much fun ♥♥

  11. […] Strawberry Singh’s Dance in Second Life Challenge~ […]

  12. this was uber fun! and must say thank you to Skell Dagger for putting up the mini tut! They worked out great! mines choppy but got the gist of the animation :)

  13. Ok, recording things is… interesting. I didn’t manage any sound, but I managed some shiny videos.

  14. […] Check out the blog challenge here! […]

  15. Thanks for this meme, Berry! This one made me try my very first video!

  16. Lots of fun :D Thanks for this meme, Berry :)
    I couldn’t stop myself dancing while making this video. Here it is

  17. Also one of my fav dances is Bellydance, I made this video before meme, but want to share it too

  18. Oops, wrong link, sorry. Here it is

  19. […] week I’ll throw in a dance step for Meme Strawberry , since this is about, dance. I dusted off for the occasion is a video that I did last year, where I […]

  20. Kobuk Farshore says:

    Gah, I wish I could dance something Latin-y like this RL, Berry.

    I spend too much of my time roleplaying in SL to blog, but in the deep-dark forests we dance with spears:

    The dances start about two minutes in and are a mix of tribal, contemporary and fire-fan animations from A&M Mocap Danceworks that somehow turned out to look pretty good while we’re all holding sharp sticks.

  21. Ohhh Strawberry ​​, what a beautiful Meme, I love to dance. Congratulations on your movements graceful and clothing, you’re delicious ^ ^

  22. Hereis my contribution too thank you so much strawberry for the meme ^^

    ill come laters check others im too curious

  23. If I would have had more time I would have done a video but first gotta learn how :) Here is my meme

    Ty again fora wonderful challenge Berry!

  24. thanks skell for tips ^^ i already used the combination to hide second life interface but since i bought my new laptop these keys didnt work anymore well i hope one day ill find another solution

  25. Yas, I had the same problem on laptop. Its because of ur dekstop properties on laptop. Try this and that combination will work :
    rightclick on the desktop – Graphics properties – Advanced mode – ok – Options and Support – uncheck box Enable

  26. […] This week’s meme was Dance in Second Life challenge. […]

  27. I did a Dancing Meme, but I have to admit I didn’t answer the questions lol… I was more excited by a bunch of not so scary bikers dressed in cute animal PJs and dancing the Harlem Shake!

  28. chericolette says:

    I love to dance, anytime any where but in secondlife its a bit more difficult. One has to have ‘balls’ to dance! Its alright if you join a club or go to a ballroom, they provide the means to dance but I had a lot of trouble finding some sim owner who would let me rez my own dance poses.

  29. […] been a while since I’ve done a blog meme, so when Berry came out with one about dancing, I had to do it…even though I was a bit slow at getting to it […]

  30. I did it. I figured out making a video! I feel accomplished for the Nets; fixed a broken blog and learned to make a video all in one day.

  31. I am soooo late with this one – and there is no excuse for it but weather woes (and aren’t we all tired of them? Spring-eo, spring-eo! Wherefore art thou, SPRING-eo?!)…
    ANYWAY, I did finally post something delicious (well, I think it’s delicious because Aeon’s in it, and HE is delicious!) – and then…I forgot to come back over here and post the link! YIKES!
    I do want to share, so pop round when you can.
    And keep dancing!

  32. I’m really late for this meme but I really enjoyed doing it. Hope you enjoy it.

  33. […] If you want to do this meme too, just follow the rules posted on Strawberry Singh’s web page here. […]

  34. […] If you want to do this meme too, just follow the rules posted on Strawberry Singh’s web page here. […]

  35. A little late but it was fun all the same. I loved taking the pictures. Maybe one day I ll get around learning how to make a video :)

  36. Inspired by “Friends” this is one of my favourite dances :)

  37. […] with sound (and hence, music), I still want to DANCE. And I do! Below, are the questions the lovely Strawberry Singh poses this week and our responses; Aeon loves to dance too, and he’s very good at it, making […]

  38. […] well. Since I couldn’t manage a brand new pic for Strawberry Singh’s Monday Meme about dancing  I’ve gone back in time and found one of my older shots that I’d always […]

  39. I really enjoyed putting together my very first “Berry Meme” which took me dancing down memory lane :)

    Last Dance with Rodvik:

  40. […] in the store (courtesy of my friend’s dance HUD ^^). I was trying to think of how to do Berry’s dance challenge, and there it was.  We had just bought some pants from Vogue, and it put us in the mood to dance. […]

  41. I had so much fun seeing y’all dance, thanks for sharing with me! <3

    You can check out more memes and blog challenges at this link:

  42. […] in 2014 I did a Dancing in Second Life challenge for one of my Monday Memes. Today I decided to bring it back since I’m trying to get more Second Life residents on […]

  43. […] asked questions for the 2014 mime. One of the questions not asked is: where do you like to […]

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