I'm new to putting on dances for the High School where I teach. All we have are 4 can lights on a tripod bar. I am totally new to this world of lighting, and know nothing really. I'm looking to spend no more than $500. Our tech guy said our can lights just plug into an outlet and senses the beat of the music, and so thats the type of equipment I'm looking for.
So my question: 1. What would be a "must have" for putting on a good dance? 2. Should I get a truss (like a collapsable one?) or tripod bars? 3. Does all this equipment just plug into the wall and then senses the beats of the music?
I appreciate all recommendations. And then whats the best site to order these products from, or should I find a local store in Grand Rapids MI?