When photographing young aged dancers there are a couple of points to help get them in the right position for ballet dance poses for pictures.
- Most children are easily posed with the mirroring method. What this means is you stand in front of the dancer and show them a pose you want them to try. Naturally they will look at you and follow your lead.
- Have them get into first position (feet pointed to you in a V shape) which is the best starter position to use that will lead to additional poses and it gives them balance
- Once you have the feet properly in place tell them to hold a big beach ball (invisible). This will extend there arms outward in a curved position.
- Make sure there posture is straight and they have a smile
- Once your poser or you steps away you only have a few seconds to take the picture before the dancer “melts like butter”
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 and change the upper body position for an additional pose. hands on the hips, etc