This was the last of the local DC Area Arthur Murray events that we cover throughout the year. With two rooms going at the same time in the morning and afternoon, there is a lot for me and my photographers to cover! We had a great time seeing and hearing all the routines that they have been working on this year. The supportive crowds were very loud in cheering for their favorites!
Because I had a lot of good help behind the cameras, I was able to enjoy more of the dancing. To be sure, I had lots of time looking through the viewfinder. Having done a few of these Showcases in the past, I know how much work goes into preparing these. It takes a lot of lessons to gain the muscle memory to do all of the sequence of steps. After getting that under your belt, you need to spend time coordinating it to the right song. The last weeks are spent really refining the details. Firstly, determine how you will walk on and off the floor. Secondly, how you will face the audience, and, hopefully, how you can get the camera to get your best angles!
We came away with hundreds of awesome images from the day! You can remember the months of work on these routines. I am so glad that you found your favorites in the collection.
There was an early-bird sale on the photos ordered from this event, and it will expire tonight – Monday December 8, 2014. Any purchases are automatically discounted 15% on orders placed by midnight. The photos will still be available to view on the website, but the prices will be going to their normal rates starting tomorrow. We still have a few more shoots on the schedule for this year, but I hope to post some retrospectives on another great year or photos. Please stay tuned!
Today is the last day to take advantage of the early bird sale of photos from the Arthur Murray Fall Freestyles! The DC Area studios came together at the McLean Hilton in Tysons Corner for 2 full days of dancing. The ballroom was filled with their friends cheering them on, and it made a great atmosphere for some great images. The sale is 15% off all products sold at the website including canvas prints, digital downloads and albums. If you have any questions on the options available for photos, please send me an email [ Rassi @ timelinedc.com ] or give me a call. I have answered lots of questions, and have even made some customizations for some who have specific requests. It is amazing what you can do with digital photos these days!
Firstly, I wanted to remind you of the 2014 Fall Freestyles sale ending soon! The photos from today’s post are from a Viennese Waltz professional show by the Alexandria and the Tysons Corner studios. In this case, the fast waltz is beautiful to photograph with the color ballroom gowns that show off the movement of the dancers. Compared to the slow waltz, the Viennese Waltz has music with a faster tempo. Also, it is frequently danced with more modern tracks. This show was danced to “Fix A Heart” by Demi Lovato.
Obviously, This was one of our favorite shows from the evening. However, we are a bit biased as she is one of our teachers! She let us know that some of school figures she has been teaching in class will be part of the show. With this in mind, it made me pay attention a little more. To see all the photos from this show and all the other professional shows from the event, they are available to view at the proofing site. Photos from event prior to this one are still available as well.
This Monday is the last day to view Summer Showcase photos from the DC area Arthur Murray studios . Looking over my notes, there were a few of the shows that I still did not feature on the blog! I promise to get all of them on here, and I apologize for the delay. Today’s photos are from a Waltz by the Chevy Chase, MD studio. To see all the photos from this show and the other dancers from that event, please visit the proofing website here:
Of all the smooth dances, the Waltz is my current favorite. It will probably change as I get comfortable with a new figure, or hear an awesome Foxtrot musical track, but for now, I’m on a Waltz bandwagon! It is the first dance where I felt my partner and I could really move down the floor with a lot of distance. And it still feels “smooth” and flowing with less marching steps on each beat.
These two really took up the entire floor with their Waltz! It made for some easy photos at each click of the shutter. He really showed off the lady nicely! It can sometimes be a challenge to get both of their faces exposed to the camera in smooth dancing. But they both had showy, strong frames having good facial views for the audience.
Yes, I love the dip! A competition organizer pointed that out to me when I set out a collection of posters. The realization of it was shocking to me at the time, but I have embraced it. Especially when the back light shows up at just the right time. If that is a fault, I’ll take it! It’s important to realize you can be blind to tendencies looking at your work all the time!