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VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

 

You will submit ONE VIDEO LINK that includes all of the material you want to show us.

IMPORTANT: Put your strongest piece first.

Dance videos should be similar to a video that you would submit for a college or professional audition. 

We are not looking for perfection but we are looking for artistry. If you are nominated, we assume you are talented.  Use this opportunity to show us what you are trying to explore/create/convey as an artist.​ Pick pieces that resonate with you.

FOR DANCERS

Strong videos in the past have showcased versatility in styles, levels in movement, substance and complexity in choreography and movement quality, ambidexterity, and musicality.

  • Perform at least two (2) pieces. They may include solos and/or dancing with a partner or group as long as you are easy to identify. ​

 

:: You should be easy to identify in your video, especially if you are performing with a partner or a group. It should be OBVIOUS who we should look at in the performance.  

  • Each piece should be approximately one (1) minute each.

  • Do not submit work that has been edited with jump cuts, dissolves or musical overlays.

  • All pieces should be submitted on one (1) video. 

NOTE: You will not be disqualified if your pieces are slightly longer than required, so don't worry about being EXACT.... HOWEVER, concise is best.

For CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Each piece should be approximately one (1) minute each.

  • You may include one dance or a montage of various dances. These may be recorded for this application or clips from prior performances. 

  • It should be clearly noted on your video which pieces are choreographed by you.

TIPS

  • Simple videos that allow us to see your work are fine. They do not need to be professionally filmed, but they should provide a clear picture and audio.  

  • When filming, make sure that you are in close proximity to the camera while maintaining your full body in frame. We want to see your entire body throughout the video. 

  • We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to record your video in a dance studio environment or other a neural space if possible. The fewer distractions in the background, the more we are able to focus on you and your performances. That said, we understand that it may be difficult to find an ideal space to film your work and want to reassure you that where you film your pieces will have no bearing on our selection process.​

  • If you plan to use a phone to record your video, please hold the phone horizontally when you record to ensure that the dancer in the video is as large and as clear as possible. 

  • We STRONGLY DISCOURAGE submitting clips from a live performance (a show or dance competition performance with an audience). These videos are usually filmed too far away with poor sound. Plus, the audience reactions and busy backdrops are distracting.​​

VIDEO FORMAT

 

ALL LINKS MUST BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC. 

** No passwords/privacy settings. **

When we click on the link to your video, it should open directly without needing a password nor a special video player. 

We suggest uploading videos to:

 

Vimeo - or - YouTube - or - Google Drive

then, provide the link to the uploaded video in the online application.

Do not assume that viewers will have a specialized video player if one is needed for your video.

Remember, you want the video to be EASY to view.  If the judges have trouble seeing your work, they will not take the time to figure it out and will move on without evaluating you.

SAMPLE VIDEOS for

HOW TO FRAME Your Performance

 

Below are strong examples of how you frame your performances on your videos.

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