Hi folks! Bill has cleared Tuesday evenings in his schedule to allow for weekly dueling practices. We are finalizing venues while the weather is still inconsistent, so depending on availability, these rehearsals will be either at the Adam's Mark Hotel or at the McKinley Mall, with locations being distributed out to you guys once we have them booked. Ongoing Practice Time: Weekly on Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30pm These will run every Tuesday from now until May 30 (the last Tuesday prior to SWNX) Workshops: Once a Month on Saturdays (to be scheduled), ~3:00-4:30pm The schedule will be posted on this thread once finalized Dueling Practices vs. Workshops: Workshops are designed for additional focus on a specific aspect of the fight choreography (such as working on stance and movement, incorporating stage punches/kicks etc.). The ongoing dueling practices are Am I Expected to Come to Every Weekly Practice?: What we care most about is you learning your duel(s) for the show. If that only requires a few practices to get down, then that choice is up to you. If you are new or want more time to jam, then please come and take advantage of this resource as often as you are able. We are all adults here and are responsible for balancing this commitment to perform the best show possible. Am I Expected to Come to Every Monthly Workshop?: At this time we are treating the workshops as mandatory rehearsals. Please make every possible effort to attend. In the event of something major, please contact me directly either by email (found on the roster) or DM through the boards and we can discuss excused absences. What Should I Bring to Practice? Clothes you can move comfortably in (both venues would have a space to change if you need). A duel-worthy lightsaber OR a bokken.* Water never hurt anybody. *If you are planning to duel with 2 sabers, then bring 2 sabers/bokken Dueling Practices/Workshops vs. Show Rehearsals: Dueling Practices are just that: a place and time to go over your duel(s) in this year's show, build up your skill set and tweak and perfect choreography techniques. We will not be incorporating the larger elements such as blocking (stage directions including entrances, exits and "traffic patterns") and coordinating with the dialogue as a whole. There will be separate Show Rehearsals where we will plug your dueling choreography in to those larger elements to create the finished product. Show Rehearsals will begin in late April (after Easter/Celebration). Your Responsibilities as a Duelist: You are in charge of keeping communications going with your dueling partner(s). If you are planning on attending a dueling practice and working on your duel, make sure that your partner is going as well. If your schedule does not allow Tuesday night availability on a regular basis, plan ahead with your partner to ensure no last-minute no-show surprises. You are above all responsible for learning your duel choreography well enough to perform it in front of 17,000+ people. What if Tuesdays Don't Work for Me or My Partner(s)?: Make sure you discuss this with your dueling partners before anything else. Then, message me either by email (found on the roster) or DM through the boards. We can *try* to make some arrangements. Those familiar with the dueling move sets and can find time on their own to practice, please do so, but please also keep both myself and Bill appraised if you are doing this so we know that work is being done. Please be advised that no matter what day or time was chosen, we would never find something that would work for the 40+ participants of the event on a weekly basis. We know this is going to cause scheduling issues, but we all agreed to do this show and we appreciate everyone making an effort to at least "meet us halfway" to make this work. Your duels will only look as good as the effort you put into them. The Long Short of all this: be an adult, communicate, be responsible and have fun!