Practice Video

Practice Music



Three videos due June 17.

Treat this project like a real live performance. Spend some time putting together the details (costume, hair, makeup), and build in plenty of rehearsal time before you film. Here are the guidelines for dancers in Tap III/IV:


  • 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 bun, slicked back and secure. Boys: hair slicked and styled.
  • Girls: wear blush on the cheeks, colored lipstick, and eyeshadow to enhance features for the screen. Boys: wear chapstick.


  • Girls: black leggings. Wear a pair you already have to grab a new pair with the link.
  • Boys: black slacks. Wear a pair you already have to grab a new pair with the link.
  • Girls: sparkly top in your favorite color. Here are some options if you don’t already have something at home.
  • Boys: Gray or silver shirt (same as Jazz is ok!).
  • Don’t forget your tap shoes! And if you’ve outgrown them, grab a pair here.






  • No accessories or props needed.

Required videos:

  1. Send a video of your performance following the Performer Settings listed below.
  2. Send a video of yourself doing the dance, but while listening to the music on a device with headphones (this is for audio purposes only, to pick up the sounds of the taps).
  3. Send a separate video of yourself “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 you smile and perform full out with energy and enthusiasm!


  • 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.


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


  • Make sure the performer’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 his/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.
  • Don’t worry about audio; we’ll strip all the audio from your recording and overlay it with the high-quality track.
  • Begin filming your performance a few seconds before your dance actually starts, and make sure you hold the final pose until the next song starts.

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