Documenting the Solo Performance

Documenting the Solo Performance

Preparing for the Performance

  • Understand the concept of the solo. It should tell a story or convey a certain theme.
  • Commit to characterisation and emotion in the dance.
  • Use appropriate attire and wear safe and comfortable dance shoes.


  • Develop a systematic practise routine to ensure all elements of the solo are mastered.
  • Film rehearsals to track progress and improve.
  • Dedicate time to work on challenging sequences or transitions.


  • Plan the structure of the performance.
  • Create a variety of movements that explore different levels and directions.
  • Include a range of choreographic devices like repetition, retrograde and canon.


  • Perform the solo with accuracy and consistency.
  • Use resilience to improvise when minor mistakes happen.
  • Remember to maintain a continuous flow of movement throughout the performance.


  • Evaluate the performance based on feedback.
  • Note the strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Make necessary changes and incorporate the feedback in subsequent practises.

Key Points To Remember

  • Choreography, practise, execution, reflexion and interpretation are critical elements of a solo performance.
  • The dance should tell a story or convey a theme.
  • Consistency, resilience, and continuous flow are essential during execution.