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SKDC Boot Camps

Sister Kate Dance Company Boot Camps are a chance for you to get to experience what it’s like to be a Vintage Chorus Line Dancer!

Over the course of 4 weeks, you will:

  • Learn an original choreography, choreographed by a Sister Kate dancer
  • Work on performance presence on stage.
  • Connect with other eager and enthusiastic dancers in town
  • Record yourself dancing the routine and be included in the ultimate music video for the project!

April 2021 Boot Camp

At this time, due to Covid-19 and needs for safety precautions, our classes are all remote and virtual.

Our classes are virtual (as opposed to pre-recorded) so that we can answer any questions you may have LIVE and on the spot!

After class ends, we’ll ask you to film yourself performing the routine (along with a few other video clips), and then send us the footage by the due date (TBA) so that we can compile it together for editing and movie production.

WHEN

Tuesdays in April 2021!

  • April 6: 6:30-8pm (PST)
  • April 13, 20, 27: 7-8pm (PST)

WHERE

The comfort of your home! Our classes are 100% virtual to adhere to social distancing guidelines during the Covid crisis and keep everyone safe. Students will learn the routine via Zoom with instructor, have access after class to the class video and any other supporting review video footage, and have access to the class choreography notes and student Facebook group for questions.

WHO

Anyone and everyone who is happy to wear the “team costume” is WELCOME to take part; all genders welcome, you only need to wear the team “costume” as planned for everyone, and have a pair of boots of your own that you can dance in!

WHAT

This class is a combination of the original choreography from the original music video dance (choreographed by Robert Sidney), as well as “fill in” choreography by our Artistic Director that features traditional 1960s steps, such as the Watusi.

* For this class you will need a pair of boots that you can perform in!

At this time, due to Covid-19 and needs for safety precautions, our classes are all remote and online.

Our classes are virtual (as opposed to pre-recorded) so that we can answer any questions you may have LIVE and on the spot!

After class ends, we’ll ask you to film yourself performing the routine (along with a few other theatrical video clips), and then send us the footage by the assigned due date (May 3rd, 2021) so that we can compile it together for editing and movie production.

Class Cost: $70 per Dancer*

*Contact us if you need Accessibility Pricing!

Tickets

4.5 Hours of Instruction

Learn with our professional dance teachers and ask questions directly during class!

Performance Prep

We’ll help you get ready to perform like a star on stage!

Video Editing Services

We put all of your footage into a fun music video to share and download!

Review Videos

Don’t remember that one crazy step from class? Don’t stress – we’ve got you covered with clear step-by-step review videos from the instructor(s)!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What routine will we learn?

This class is a combination of the original choreography from the original music video dance (choreographed by Robert Sidney), as well as “fill in” choreography by our Artistic Director that features traditional 1960s steps, such as the Watusi.

What will I wear?

For virtual class sessions, wear anything comfy that you can move and sweat in. We recommend that you wear the shoes you will perform in so you are accustomed to how they will feel.

For the performance, we are asking folks to purchase the following dress, either on Amazon, or on the website of your choice. Please purchase this dress in a BOLD COLOR (please don’t purchase in off-white, black, or light blue).  

We always read all the product reviews and do our best to find a costume that will celebrate many different body forms. If you have any questions/concerns around costuming, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us: SisterKateGirls@gmail.com.  

Do I have to perform or can I just take the class for fun?

It is not required that you participate in the performance to take the class, although what’s the fun in that?

Can anyone perform?

As long as you are willing to wear the “costume look”, and attend all the class rehearsals, then you’re absolutely in for performing!

What do I use to film myself?

You can just use your phone camera!

We’ll be providing students with a list of “how-to” instructions before you begin filming, to ensure that you get the best picture and quality video possible.

What do I need to do to prepare for class?

For our virtual classes, you’ll need a laptop or a desktop where you can watch the teacher virtually, and you’ll want to clear some space in your home so that you can dance along!

For the April 2021 Boot Camp, you’ll need a pair of boots to perform in. You don’t have to wear them for every class the full time, but please make sure you are comfortable performing the house down in them before you go to film yourself. 

What if I have other questions later?

You can post them to our student Facebook group, or email us at sisterkategirls@gmail.com

PHYSICAL DISCLAIMER

We’ll start off each class with some sort of warm-up, whether that be a freestyle dance or simply running the routine we’ve learned.

Please note that due to our limited time together, we don’t have time to stretch while together, so please make sure to stretch on your own after you turn your web cameras off!

CODE OF CONDUCT

We treat each other and ourselves with respect and compassion. We strictly prohibit discrimination and harassment based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY

  • We allow refunds for our camps up to 2 weeks before the scheduled Boot Camp start date! This allows us to choreograph for a known number of attendees and not disrupt formations/numbers. Otherwise, your ticket is transferable (please reach out for additional info)
  • In the event of a cancellation by SKDC, we will refund your full amount asap.

Examples of Past Virtual Boot Camps

Check out the previous Boot Camp music videos we’ve made!

Beach Ball Beauties

While this boot camp was never meant to be virtual (it was originally scheduled to be in-person in April), it was so much fun seeing everyone perform outdoors for a true summertime feel!

La Danse des Vampires

For our October 2020 Boot Camp, our vampy vampires waited until the sun set before emerging from their coffins to dance and play all night!

Fever

For our January 2021 Boot Camp, we channeled the stylings of Fosse in an original chair dance routine!

VIDEO DISCLAIMER

This is a GROUP project – meaning that your video footage will NOT show up the entire time in the finished video, but we try our best (also dependent upon quality of footage and correct timing of footwork/moves) to get everyone in the video as equally as possible.

Specifics for Filming

If footage is shot in the wrong direction or too fuzzy, etc, then we will try our best to work it in, but it does, in fact, severely impact our ability to use it in the video editing program. As we want to feature everyone equally, we will use a checklist to track how much screen time each dancer is getting.

We will provide you a clear checklist to make sure that you are set up for success!

Editing

At most, we can only fit 6 dancers on screen at a time due to the editing program limitations. 

This means, that making sure you are executing chunks (phrases) of choreography correctly and on time (with the music) will make it much easier for us for post-editing purposes and ensure you get equal screen time, as the last thing we want to do is show you “off time” or “not synchronized” with other dancers in the final video. We want to make sure you look your best!

Submitting your Footage

We ask that you upload your finished footage to your own Google Drive or Dropbox Folder, and just make sure Robin has access to it through her specified email address. Note that this can take time, so please make sure to load your footage earlier than last minute!