Practice Video

Practice Music



Dancers in this class are hiphopping. Make your 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 Jazz/HipHop Combo class:


  • Dancers should dress “performance ready” for this video, just as if they’re performing in front of a live audience!
  • Girls: hair in a high ponytail, slicked back and secure. Boys: slicked and styled.
  • Girls: wear blush on the cheeks, colored lipstick, and eyeshadow to enhance features for the screen. Boys: wear chapstick.


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  • No accessories or props mandatory, but black fingerless gloves are welcome and girls are encouraged to add a red bow to their hair.

Two videos due June 17. 

Required videos:

  1. Send a video of your child’s performance using the settings listed below.
  2. Send a video of your child “close up” to the camera, smiling, waving, bowing, blowing kisses, etc. for 10 seconds.

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. 
  • For this dance, the dancer starts outside of the frame of the camera then jumps into the frame. Practice setting this up with your performer many times before filming.


  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Film in Landscape Orientation (Horizontally) on the phone, with the camera lens on top.

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