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General

What type of dance does Dance Designer support?

Does Dance Designer only work for Dance?

Can I try Dance Designer before buying the program?

Is Dance Designer easy to use?

What if I need help using the program?

Does it work on Windows and Mac computers?

What are the computer requirements to use Dance Designer?
What is Software Activation?

What does "Product Activation" mean?

Is "activation" the same as "registration"?

Can I run Dance Designer on multiple computers?

What is the refund policy?

 

Music Mode

What type of music files can I open?

Can I open music from a CD?

Can I open music I have downloaded from iTunes?

Can I edit my music in Dance Designer?

Can I change the tempo of my music?

Can I change the Count style?

Can I burn music CDs in Dance Designer?

 

Stage Mode

What if I don’t have a drawing of my stage?

Can I import a PDF of my stage?

Can I use my scenic designers CAD drawing?

Can I draw my own stage?

 

Dancers Mode

How many dancers can I have in a dance?

What are Choreo Cards™?

 

Path Mode

What is ChoreoMotion™?

 

Notes Mode

What are Choreo Notes™?

Can I make my own custom dance palette?

 

Reports Mode

What type of reports can I print?

 

Rehearsal Mode

Is there a wireless remote available for Dance Designer?

 

Video Mode

What type of video files can I open?

Can I record Video directly into Dance Designer?

Can I edit my videos?

 

Distribution

What are the outputs of Dance Designer?

What is a "ChoreoScore™?"

 

 

 

 

General

What type of dance does Dance Designer support?

Dance Designer supports all styles of dance. Dance Designer includes palettes for Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tap, Cheer and Figure Skating. You can use these palettes as you notate your dance, or create your own custom Palette using Dance Designer Pro.

 

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Does Dance Designer only work for Dance?

No. Dance Designer is for figure skating, cheerleading and tumbling choreography, as well as other areas of entertainment such as theatrical stage blocking, half time shows etc. When you need to choreograph people, cars or stages synchronized to music or time, Dance Designer is your tool.

 

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Can I try Dance Designer before buying the program?

Absolutely, Dance Designer can be tried for 15 days without any obligation.

 

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Is Dance Designer easy to use?

Dance Designer is very easy to use. The Dance Designer program has an EZ Guide feature that can be turned on or off. The EZ Guide takes you through the basic steps of Dance Designer quickly and easily.
You may also follow this link to the video tutorials available at ChoreoPro.com.
www.choreopro.com/support/tutorials

 

 

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What if I need help using the program?

There are numerous on-line video tutorials and a user manual available at ChoreoPro.com:
www.choreopro.com/support/tutorials

 

For technical support and customer care go to:
www.choreopro.com/support/contact us

Choreo Technology, LLC
PO Box 5700
Los Alamitos, CA
(562) 735-3150

 

 

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Does it work on Windows and Mac computers?

Dance Designer can be run on newer MACs that have the Intel Chipset.
You will need Apple Boot Camp -

http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/bootcamp.html
You will also need the Windows operating system. This setup will require advance user knowledge and we recommend that you download the free trial to test

Dance Designer on your system before purchasing.
To be notified when the native Mac version becomes available subscribe to our mailing list at www.choreopro.com/mailinglist_subscribe.asp.

 

 

 

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What are the computer requirements to use Dance Designer?
Minimum Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP (SP3) Windows Vista (SP1) Windows 7 32-bit
    • (64-bit os must be run compatibility mode)
  • Micrososft DirectX 9 or later
  • Microsoft.net 3.5 or later version
  • Intel Pentium Dual Core 1.60 Ghz processor minimum — Recommended: 2.0GHz
  • 1.0 GB of RAM minimum — Recommended 3.0 GB of RAM
  • Minimum screen resolution - 1280 x 800 - Recommended: 1920 x 1080
Optional Requirements:

  • Dedicated Windows-compatible sound card, microphone and speakers (recommended)
  • Camera video recording requires a USB Camera. USB Web Camera

 

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What is Software Activation?

Please go to the following website for more complete information:
http://www.trustedactivation.com/The-Trusted-Activation-Service.html

 

 

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What does "Product Activation" mean?

"Product Activation" simply means that you, as user of a product, are required to perform some simple action to verify that you are an "authorized" user. When using product activation for software, the serial number provided with your purchase is checked against a central database, and when it's found to be valid, then the software is activated for immediate use.

For more information on FAQ's regarding Software Activation, click on the following link:
http://www.trustedactivation.com/Activation-FAQ.html

 

 

 

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Is "activation" the same as "registration"?

No. Activation is mandatory to use the software and does not require the user to supply personal information. Registration is optional and involves entering personal information (name, address, etc.).

 

 

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Can I run Dance Designer on multiple computers?

Dance Designer can be installed on multiple computers, but can only be used on one computer at a time. To use Dance Designer on different computers you will need to deactivate the program on the current computers and activate it on your second computer.

 

 

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What is the refund policy?

All software is available for a fully functional free 15 day trial. Tech support can help you with getting your free trial working on your computer.  We recommend that you take advantage of the free trial before purchasing your annual license as there are no refunds for software licenses.

 

 

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Music Mode

What type of music files can I open?

Dance Designer is able to import multiple types of audio files

(WAV, MP3, WMA, and AIFF)

 

 

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Can I open music from a CD?

You will first need to "rip" the music from your CD using a music program, like iTunes or Windows Media Player, that allows you to create a, WAV, MP3, WMA or AIFF music file. Once that is complete, you will be able to import those pieces of music into Dance Designer.

 

 

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Can I open music I have downloaded from iTunes?

Yes. Currently iTunes is providing un-protected music which can easily be imported into Dance Designer. If you still have protected music in your iTunes library, you will need to burn those to a CD and then "rip" back into iTunes as a MP3 music file.

 

 

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Can I edit my music in Dance Designer?

Dance Designer has basic music editing features that are fast and simple to use. You can cut, delete, fade and mix your music using dance counts. Along with the main music track there is a second track that you may add additional music or record a narration track using your PC. All of which can be mixed using the Dance Designer Audio Mixer.

 

 

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Can I change the tempo of my music?

Yes, you can change the tempo of your music in Dance Designer. You can speed up or slow down in 1/2 percentage increments. Speeding up or slowing down the tempo will not change the pitch of your music.

 

 

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Can I change the Count style?

Dance Designer gives you the ability to change the count style of your music to match your own personal count preference from changing the number of counts per phrase to the count style.

 

 

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Can I burn music CDs in Dance Designer?

No. Dance Designer allows you to export your edited music which then can be imported into a program like iTunes. You may then create a playlist and burn to a CD.

 

 

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Stage Mode

What if I don’t have a drawing of my stage?

Dance Designer has many templates for you to choose from including various stage types, a football field, an ice skating rink, a basketball court, etc.

 

 

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Can I import a PDF of my stage?

With Dance Designer Pro you have the ability to import and scale a PDF of your stage directly into your workspace.

 

 

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Can I use my scenic designers CAD drawing?

With Dance Designer Pro you have the ability to import a .dxf CAD file of your stage directly into your workspace.

 

 

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Can I draw my own stage?

Yes. Dance Designer Pro has drawing tools to help you create your own performance areas.

 

 

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Dancers Mode

How many dancers can I have in a dance?

There is not a maximum amount of dancers you can have in a dance. However, the number of dancers, the number of recorded positions and the length of the dance, processing speed and memory of your computer will affect the playback and performance of Dance Designer.

 

 

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What are Choreo Cards™?

Dance Designer Pro allows you to create a database of dancers called Choreo Cards that saves all your dancer preferences so you can use your dancers in multiple dances. Choreo Cards also allow you to enter and save your dancers contact information, personal data, costume sizes, dance evaluation information, and general notes.

 

 

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Path Mode

What is ChoreoMotion™?

ChoreoMotion™, allows you to create fast and easy animated formations, paths and patterns of your dance in sync with your music.

 

 

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Notes Mode

What Are Choreo Notes™?

Choreo Notes™ are a new notation structure that is synchronized to music and will work for all styles of dance. You can write, organize and save your notes so they can be printed and shared with students, dance captains, tech crews or substitute teachers. Now everyone can read and understand your notes.

 

 

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Can I make my own custom dance palette?

Yes. With Dance Designer Pro it’s very easy to use the dance palettes provided, copy from other palettes or create your own palette to match your specific style of dance.

 

 

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Reports Mode

What type of reports can I print?

Dance Designer gives you the ability to print out your storyboards, general notes, detailed dance notes, multi-track notes and summary notes.

 

 

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Rehearsal Mode

Is there a wireless remote available for Dance Designer?

Yes. Dance Designer integrates with many popular wireless remotes which can be found for around $65.
Here is a link to one example:

http://www.mobileedge.com/express-pc-media-remote.html

 

 

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Video Mode

What type of video files can I open?

Dance Designer Pro is able to import AVI or WMV video files.

 

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Can I record Video directly into Dance Designer?

Dance Designer Pro allows you to record video directly into your workspace if you have a video device that is connected to your computer such as a camcorder or webcam.

 

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Can I edit my videos?

Dance Designer Pro is available with basic video editing tools like cut and paste, but does not support video transitions.

 

 

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Distribution

What are the outputs of Dance Designer?

Dance Designer Basic allows you to export music and print reports. Dance Designer Pro allows you to export music, video and print reports.

 

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What is a "Choreo Score™?"

A "Choreo Score" is a multi media dance score that synchronizes and integrates virtually every element of your choreography to music including dance notes, counts, path formations and video to make a Choreo Score.

 

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