BALLET IA, IB, & IIA
Everybody Gets a Kitten starting at 7:40.
Two videos due June 17.
Make your ballerina dancer feel as special as possible by treating this project like a real live performance. Spend some time putting together the details (costume, hair, makeup, rehearsal time), and involve your dancer in the process as much as possible. Here are the guidelines for dancers in Ballet IA, IB, & IIA:
HAIR & MAKEUP:
- Dancers should dress “performance ready” for this video, just as if they’re performing in front of a live audience!
- Hair in a high bun, slicked back and secure.
- Wear blush on the cheeks, colored lipstick, and eyeshadow to enhance features for the screen.
We’re looking at a better future together, and channeling that idea with a space/galaxy/futuristic theme for this routine! Think silvers, grays, blacks, dark purples, and blues, and piece together things you already have at home (leotard, skirts, leggings, tutus). Or, here are some super fun options for things you can purchase that you can use again in the…. future…:
- This silver and purple leotard in Gem Purple is affordable and can be worn with your purple ballet skirt.
- Pair this swimsuit with a black ballet skirt for your performance, then wear it throughout summer as a fun reminder of this project! (Check the size chart.)
- This silver tank top can easily be paired with black leggings for a spacey and futuristic look.
- Make sure whatever you choose to wear, you still wear your ballet shoes and look like a dancer!
ACCESSORIES AND/OR PROPS:
- Don’t forget the final touch with a hair accessory!
Anything silver, blue, or purple will do, or snag a big bow here.
- Send a video of your child’s performance using the settings listed below.
- Send a video of your child “close up” to the camera, smiling, waving, bowing, blowing kisses, etc. for 10 seconds with no music.
When preparing to film your child’s part for our Showcase, please take care to do the following so that we can have consistency in the clips (any not conforming will be returned and asked to be reshot):
- Performer should be in full costume and makeup as noted in Performer Details.
- Make sure your performer smiles and performs full out with energy and enthusiasm!
- If it helps your dancer to watch the practice video while being filmed, that is ok–just as long as your little star is smiling and performing toward the camera! (If you use this option, you can just play the audio from our practice video, and we’ll make sure to replace it with our high-quality audio during the editing phase.)
- Plan to film during the daytime in a room that provides good natural light.
- Make every effort to have a solid color background wall, or make the background as clean as possible.
- Set your phone to the highest camera setting possible for maximum quality.
- Make sure the volume is all the way up on your phone before you start filming.
- Be sure to begin filming about 5 seconds before the start of your performer’s routine and for five seconds after while your performer holds the final pose.
- Make sure your child’s body fills the frame of the phone (not too close or too far back). We should see the dancer’s whole body with space in the frame around her head and feet.
- The phone must remain still while filming. Place the phone still on a table or your lap, etc. so it doesn’t move or shake while filming the routine.
DIRECTION OF CAMERA/PHONE:
- Film in Landscape Orientation (Horizontally) on the phone, with the camera lens on top.