There is no better time to try your hand at choreography. Choreographing material takes longer than one would think, and with more time on your hands due to social distancing, this is a skill Intermediate and Advanced performers can really be honing.
So here are some tips to choreographing! Choose one of your favorite musical theatre songs, and listen to it A LOT. Like, on repeat until the rest of your household feels like they’re going crazy. Pay attention to as many details in the song as possible: rises and falls, instrumentation, rhythmic patterns.
Then we suggest improvising. Let the music tell your body what it should do. Spend a few rounds listening and improvising. As you define more movement, start jotting it down on this Count Sheet:
The count sheet is also a useful place to highlight accents or changes in the music. Use this sheet as your roadmap to a completed musical theatre piece! Now, continue this process until you have a finished work.
Once you have your piece finished, film it and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You never know, Ms. Lindsey might ask you to teach your choreography when we return from this closure! And while you’re at it, post a picture of yourself during your choreographic process and tag us @stagelightarts so we can see you all hard at work!