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CLIP 12827

Developing in commercial dance

Developing in commercial dance
Key Info
  • Developing in commercial dance
  • Duration: 04:05
  • Kymberlee Jay provides a synopsis of her current role in the industry. She reveals her initial struggle to become a dancer and what was eventually to be her big break. Kymberlee describes and explains the key technical and performance skills needed to develop in this style. We see brief demonstrations by herself and her dancers. She highlights the importance of musicality and the ability to 'milk' movement. This means to perform to the full range of extension and dynamics in order to create the most exciting performance. The final piece of advice is to become as versatile as possible and try teaching and choreographing as well as performing. This clip was first created for the BBC Blast website. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Physical Education


    Dance Activities

  • Keywords: advice, backstage, beats, behind the scene­s, careers, choreography, counts, dance, dance choreograp­her, dance industry, dance performer, dance teacher, dancing, experts, celebs, half beat, improve, being professional, kimberlee jay, milking
Ideas for use in class
  • For KS3 work if using street dance. GCSE Dance if students are focusing on this style. Units on performance and understanding the arts industry. support cross curricular initiatives with music, media and dance.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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