The DEADLINE for submitting videos has passed - but here is all the info, if you still want to read about the movie!
Knock On Wood Community:
We want YOU to star in our movie!
As we wind down the semester, finding ourselves still tap dancing at home, we want to make a memory of what we can still accomplish in 2020, as a THRIVING and JOYFUL dance community. To that end, we are reaching out to you, our incredible students, our brave Zoom explorers, our at-home musicians, to help us build a year-end video for Knock On Wood’s posterity!!
The brief version is this: you’ll learn a short piece of new choreography by video, review the Shim Sham by video (if you wish), record yourself dancing, submit that recording, and then we will make ONE GREAT VIDEO with everyone sharing a dance, even though we can’t be on stage together. This will all be done outside of your regular weekly classes at KOW.
We’re dancing to a song from Ain’t Misbehavin’ called “Lounging At The Waldorf,” which is quite funny given our at-home situation! While we don’t all live at The Waldorf, home is where the tap shoes are… and that’s all we need!
There is a lot of info below, but please don’t be intimidated. Feel empowered to participate even if you don’t have access to tap shoes or a space to dance in tap shoes. Mindful sneaker and sock tapping is allowed! We want your smiling face on screen no matter what your current dancing circumstances are!
We’d really love as many of you as possible to participate, so we can still showcase our studio’s talent at all levels and ages. If you just want to do the Shim Sham, we’ll take it. If you don’t really know the Shim Sham yet, and you just want to do the choreography for your class’s level, we’ll take it. Got both? Superb, we’ll take it!!
Most importantly, we have a professional editor putting this video together and mixing the audio. We are not asking for perfection, we never have – so relax, you’re gonna be great, and you’re gonna look great! We want this to be FUN. Just keep reading – there’s a lot more detail in the steps outlined below.
Any questions about this project should be directed to one of the following:
Note: There is a downloadable version of these instructions at the bottom of the page, for those who wish!
STEP 1: LEARN YOUR CHOREOGRAPHY
Adults 1/2 : https://youtu.be/aCxHpGBP9aE
Candace’s Monday 7:00pm
Michael’s Tuesday 7:45pm (level 2)
James’ Thursday 12:15pm (level 1)
Jessyka’s Saturday 11:00am
Age 4-6 : https://youtu.be/LPpJfSyTEcY
Jessyka’s Tuesday 5:00pm
Age 10-13 : https://youtu.be/a3jSZt-AZCc
Jessyka’s Tuesday 7:00pm (level 1/2)
Jessyka’s Thursday 7:15pm (level 3)
Adults 3 : https://youtu.be/cyhbGiZFH-0
Candace’s Monday 6:00pm
Michael’s Tuesday 8:45pm
James’ Thursday 1:30pm (level 2/3)
Baakari’s Saturday 1:00pm (level 2/3)
Adults 4/5 : https://youtu.be/ICGkC1x3HN0
Candace’s Monday 8:00pm (level 4)
Rita’s Tuesday 6:45pm (level 4)
Baakari’s Saturday 2:00pm (level 4/5)
Age 7-9 : https://youtu.be/aoSnaMbeuGE
Jessyka’s Thursday 6:15pm (level 1)
Victoria’s Saturday 1:00pm (level 2)
Becky’s Monday 6:30pm
Jessyka’s Tuesday 8:00pm
Victoria’s Saturday 12:00pm
Baakari, Rita, Michael, Candace, Jessyka, Victoria, Max, Sam, Lisa, Becky, Tamara, James, Carrie, Katharine, Gigi, Miles, Ms. Yvonne
Shim Sham & Ending: https://youtu.be/n57_PPM9rhw
Any and all students and teachers!
STEP 2: SET UP TO RECORD YOURSELF
STEP 3: RECORD
STEP 4: NAME YOUR VIDEO
STEP 5: SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO BY DEADLINE (June 20)
STEP 6: CELEBRATE!
Candace Turitto, Board Member and KOW Teacher
Jessyka Bagdon, KOW Teacher and District Tap member