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intro to ballroom v.6

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Jul 8, 2005 | 11:23 AM EDT

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Still in progress, final edition should be out sometime tomorrow night if i find time to submit it still, I'd appreciate constructive comments on how to improve this to make it more enjoyable.
Just a note: This is my second flash ever, started trying out flash 4 days ago.

history: I started flash about 4 days ago and after taking 5 hours to get sprites down pretty well for a different movie, i wanted to try something else, so as i was thinking about what life experience i had, i relaized that i could see if people were interested in ballroom. I am a member of the UC Berkeley Ballroom Dance Team. Yes, there are teams.

And i think i optimized it as much as i knew how to.



Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

(title in work)

^^Good Points^^
Well, you are right. Not many dancing tutorials on NG nowadays. I'm not sure there isn't a reason for that anyway.

^^Needs Improving^^
Not a very good tutorial. The graphics were pretty lame, with lots of ugly gradients for filling. The tutorials didn't really seem that clear to me. I think it would be better if you had some type of animation rather than just freeze frame steps.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

Why don't you finish it?

It seems pointless, in my opinion, to open this file only to discover that not all of the dances are explained in your "game." Furthermore, I suggest using any waltz written by Tchaikovsky, for the waltz you chose is, with all do respect, rather unromantic.

Steveruleworld responds:

fair enough. any suggestions on a better waltz? i went through my selection, and figured that for beginners to counting, it would be easy to hear the beat.


Rated 0 / 5 stars

dude that suks...

all u do is read stuff...GAMES ARNT FOR READING...except how strong somethng is or wat lvl u are...theres no point to this game except if ur so freakin desprit to dance...and its still not to good


Rated 0 / 5 stars


the hell was that


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Very original idea, nicely done, but needs work

I was amazed to dee a dancing tutorial on newgrounds. Since I'm a dancer myself, this made me so happy that I had to vote 3 on this submission, despite of the things that aren't too good yet.
Now for the comments. First the good things:

1. Your music choice was great. The songs really fitted with the dances.
2. Explanation and background info was very good. All very clear and easy to read and understand.

Now the things to improve.

1. The stepping-drawing at the waltz-section is way to difficult for someone who doesn't know how to dance. I do know how to dance, and still I had to look more than 10 secs to understand what you meant with the drawing. It might be better to make the steps kind op appear and disappear. This way, you can make both the leaders and the followers steps visible. You might even want to zoom out and show a whole dance with only the footsteps.

2. As previously mentioned, back-buttons and menu-buttons should be added.

3. It might be a good idea to find a more original way to show the texts. This way, one has to read lots of sentences. Most people here don't want that. If you make it more "movielike" people might be more interested in what you want them to read.

Well, I hope this helps you. I really hope you're going to put some time in this, because it really has a lot of potential. When you finish this, and put the complete version here, I'll review again. I'm looking forward to it. Do your best!!