31st August 2021
How to Nail Choreography
As well as giving an energetic boost to performing which increases endorphins and makes it more fun to perform, it also unifies the group by having everybody perform the same movements at once.
You might think that choreography looks silly, and is just a fun addition to the arrangement. Both of these things may be true, but choreography actually has a purpose in both virtual and physical performances.
As well as giving an energetic boost to performing which increases endorphins and makes it more fun to perform, it also unifies the group by having everybody perform the same movements at once. Here at Superchoir, our focus is on great community and friendship, and having every member of the choir perform the same dance moves in unison strengthens that.
However, choreography can be tricky to master, especially whilst singing. According to Dance Spirit (2015) it can feel like trying to pat your head while rubbing your belly! To make it easier, here are some basic tips on how to nail the choreography while still keeping on top of your singing!
If you’re a visual learner, it could be helpful to draw notations on your lyric sheets. This can help you can know when to come in with the movements. This can help you link the words you sing to the movement, so you’re less likely to forget!
Draw the movements
If, unlike me, you have any kind of artistic talent, it could be useful to draw the movements to get a visual representation of the movements! Think hands clapping together, or fingers clicking together, whatever works for you!
Practice makes perfect!
Keep trying the movements in your own time. We have what is called muscle memory so the more we complete certain movements, the more our bodies get used to moving them in that way! Keep giving them a go in your own time.
Don’t stop singing
Trust us! We know it’s tricky trying to keep singing while making sure you nail the movements, but don’t stop! It will make it difficult to nail the movements if you take the singing out so keep singing so you can link the movements to the lyric timings.
This is the big one for us. The main reason for choreo, is to have fun get energised! Just relax and give them a go, we promise you’ll nail them eventually!
If you’d like to experience an energising fun activity twice a week, give Superchoir a go! We’re holding four taster sessions in September, so if you live in Cardiff or the Valleys, come along and give it a go! If you don’t, never fear! We’ll also be holding an online taster session.