In this paper we present the overview for a proposed artificially intelligent learning environment which instructs dance. The Guided Learning and Immersive Dance Environment (GLIDE) will teach dance via a virtual instructor that senses student movement in the real world via a Microsoft Kinect. As a student attempts to mimic the movements of the instructor the system will extract skeleton movement and joint rotations to evaluate the dance performance. The analysis of the student's movements will be fed into the system's artificial intelligence which will provide real-time feedback and customised targeted instruction to assist in bettering the student's performance. This technology has far reaching application from tradition dance instruction to preservation and dissemination of intangible cultural heritage.
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