Put together a sizzling song-and-dance number with these tips.
Step 1: Pick a recognizable song Pick a popular, recognizable song that can be adapted for a show choir -- one that will galvanize the audience to clap hands, tap their feet, or sing along.
Step 2: Choose a concept Choose a concept. Don't limit yourself to the most obvious style or genre; you can mix and match between the concept and the song. Aim for the unexpected.
Step 3: Choreograph it Choreograph it. Focus on group dynamics and big gestures. Keep everyone in constant motion. Consider having some of the action take place in the aisles and making some of the moves a little risque.
TIP: Don't go overboard with dirty dancing. Remember: you're in high school.
Step 4: Select costumes Select costumes, bearing in mind that everyone has to be able to dance in them. Decide whether uniformity works best for the number, or if the song would be better served with a variety of looks.
Step 5: Rehearse Rehearse, rehearse, and rehearse some more. Don’t be afraid to make last-minute changes if that's what it takes to get all the kinks out.
Step 6: Knock 'em dead! Now go out there and knock 'em dead!
FACT: A 2007 survey found that 10 percent of Americans are involved in some kind of organized singing, more than are involved in organized sports.