TAP/JAZZ COMBO CLASS
Just a Spoonful of Sugar starting at 5:44.
Dancers in this class are tapping. 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 Tap/Jazz Combo class:
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.
- Think Mary Poppins-style! Any white dress (or leotard and skirt) will do. But for a “practically perfect” and affordable option, get your dancer into character with this white lace dress.
- Dancers are encouraged to wear tan tights and tap shoes. It is not necessary to buy new things for this performance, but if you would like to (and if it helps inspire your child to work hard for this performance), check out these tights and these **sparkly** tap shoes (we’re so jealous these didn’t exist when we were little!).
ACCESSORIES AND/OR PROPS:
- Your dancer should collect all her favorite stuffed animals to set up her scene. See more information in the Video Specs section.
Two videos due June 17.
- 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.
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.)
- Line up your child’s favorite stuffed animals behind her, channeling the idea of the penguins in Mary Poppins.
- 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.
- 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.