Outsourcing non-dance dance tasks using fiverr : a review

Have you ever had a show coming up and you really wanted to dance to a certain song but were not sure of how to edit the music to your liking? Maybe it was too long or maybe you wanted the ending to sound different to allow for a different stage transition.

Like most dancers I have learnt basic sound editing as a necessity but as I don’t do it frequently, I am nowhere near being a master and sometimes I wish I had done a better job of it.

The thing is, many of us are having to juggle many other tasks apart from just dancing. Some of us have other careers and or families to look after too and others just have so much dance related work that it is hard to keep up the creative stuff and handle the admin as well.

I had been meaning to try out fiverr for a while and I finally gave it a go.

It is not really only $5 for Australians or other nationalities as it is $5 US dollars which means you are likely to pay more. Each gig (fiver terminology for task) I paid for cost just over $7AUD.

 

I tried a funny promotional video first. I ordered it late one night and it was finished by the time I woke up!! The person I hired was ‘muzammilusman’.

There are many silly and simple options available if you are wanting to promote a show or class but probably more useful to dancers, whether they are professional or hobbyist are the music editing options.

I had a song shortened in the middle. It took one day to be done and came back to me with 2 options. One was a straight, well timed part removed and the other was the same with an extra beat added to make sound even better. I was impressed because I am not able to do the job as well as he did and it was fast. One less thing for me to organise before a performance. I would definitely consider using this ‘gig’ again if I was in a hurry or wanting something more complicated.ย The person I hired for this was ‘tashows’.fiverr-logo-new

Other options that could be useful include having ย the background of photos removed and other video and photo editing. I am sure most people reading this have otherwise lovely pictures of themselves dancing that are marred by weird backgrounds or bits of video footage they haven’t gotten around to doing something with. If time is an issue then site like fiverr could be the solution!

So when I decided to review this I had no idea they had a referral program but I just logged in to check the names of the people I had hired and discovered that any one I refer (thats you!) can get a free gig if you click via this link (apparently I will only benefit if you buy 2 or more gigs but I am happy if you take advantage of the offer and just use the freebie). If you click the link and don’t get the free gig offer then please comment below and let me know so I can take the link down!

Have you outsourced any dance related tasks before? What company did you use? Please comment below.

 

 

Belly Dance: the Next Generation. You won’t believe how good they are!

Up and coming child belly dance stars

Well here are a few girls that started very young, they are amazing and worth the few minutes of your time.

I hope they inspire younger dancers !

The first is a very graceful child- I don’t know her age but from her proportions I would say under 5.

 

This dancer looks to be around 10 or so and is so professional on stage. I like her costume too, no big splits or faux bras, they keep it classy and elegant.

 

The last little dancer is not a belly dancer but a polynesian dancer. As I dance polynesian fusion too I thought I would include her as she is super adorable!

If your kids or students enjoyed these, here is another post featuring talented junior dancers.

This is my first try at embedding videos from facebook – I hope it has worked!

What did you think of these beautiful belly dance babies? Please comment below.

I have never seen the splits used in a belly dance show quite to this extent!

Got 40 seconds of choreography you need to fill?

I would never have thought of this ๐Ÿ™‚

I have some exciting new plans for this blog including a gift for you my lovely readers coming soon- stay tuned! In my research for my upcoming plans, I came across this belly dance video. I have no idea of who the dancer is (if you know please comment below), and she is an attractive lass and very flexible but that is maybe a little excessive use of the splits. What do you think?

UPDATE! – It’s Didem of course! thank you to the 2 readers that let me know. I feel rather silly as I have watched Didem up close and live at Sultana’s nightclub in Istanbul and I just didn’t recognise her in this. This is not my favourite of her performances because I normally find her quite a strong layering and technical dancer and I don’t think this piece showed off her talents enough. Generally speaking I quite like her work. For me it was an over emphasis on her looks and flexibility and not enough ‘belly dance’, but I also respect each persons right to dance however feels right for them.

 

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