* FAQ *
How do I upload my video?
There are many free video hosting sites online. Simply pick out your favorite and follow their instructions. Just be sure to set the video to 'public'!
Save the "Direct Link" and post that in your entry form.
What sites can I use?
is the most popular hosting site. Create your own account and then upload to your heart's content.
also allows you to upload clips for free, as long as you sign up for a Google Account.
If you don't want to sign up for anything, then TinyPic
might be your best choice. Uploading is quick and painless, although you can't go back to the site and access the material later on. Save the url when you can!
I don't own a camcorder, what can I do?
If you do not own your own video camera, ask family and friends if you can borrow one. Someone may be feeling generous. Cameras can even be rented from electronics stores. Leasing a camcorder for a few hours can be very inexpensive and will get the job done.
If that isn't an option, perhaps you have access to other recording devices: Webcams
can work just as well, even if the picture is rather fuzzy. Some digital cameras
and cell phones
have video modes that can record for 30 - 60 seconds, which is just enough time to show your best moves.
I hate my first submission! Can I make another?
No, there is only one entry per person. If you have already submitted a video, that is the one that will be judged.
Can I make more videos just for fun and post them in this thread?
Yes, feel free to make extra videos! Film more dances, post them in this thread, and share your moves with the world without entering the contest. Just be sure to make it clear that your video is not a submission.
However, all videos must still follow the contest rules: Obscene dance moves or music lyrics are not allowed at any point.
Can I enter both categories?
Yes, you may submit one entry per category.
Can my friends help me out? Can they be in the video?
Yes, you can get outside help. Feel free to invite friends and family to help you choreograph your routine, video tape it, pick out your music, or even to be your back-up dancers. I simply require that you give them credit: Your entry should include a list of all the help you received. They deserve recognition.
Help, I can't choreograph! I'm all out of ideas!
It's okay, not every dancer has the luck of being a seamless choreographer too.
Try watching videos of dancers that you admire, or music videos that feature your particular style of dance. You might just be influenced by their moves. Micheal Jackson, Madonna, Rhianna, and Usher are some famous icons.
If you find yourself stuck in a rut, check out some of these links:
How to Learn Choreography
Glossary of dance moves