Commercial Video Week 2019
Ever wanted to be in a music video? Want to experience what it feels like to be a professional backing dancer?
Spend your October holiday with guest world‑class professional choreographers from Los Angeles and London. Learn the hottest new commercial dance moves and film in the coolest venues – right here in Edinburgh!
Spend three exciting days with commercial dance experts – Monday to Wednesday, 10am til 4pm. Enjoy masterclasses and learn all the tricks of dancing on camera. The week then concludes with two shoot days where you will have the chance to perform on set in central Edinburgh and take home fully-edited music video to share with your family and friends. We are really excited to announce that our two locations for the shoot days are The Old Dr Bells Baths and The Music Box.
Commercial Video Week is for ages 8 to 25 and classes are streamed.
Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th October 2019
10am to 4pm daily
at The MGA Academy: 207 Balgreen Road, Edinburgh EH11 2RZ
Thursday 17th and Friday 18th October
– half-day shoots (to be allocated between 9am and 6pm) at The Old Dr Bells Baths and The Music Box
Early bird booking: £175 (until 5th February)
Full price: £200
Sibling discount available of 25%
Meet the tutors
BRIONY ALBERT has spent the last few years working with Shaun Mendes, Christina Aguilera and Ellen Degeneres, and has choreographed for The Greatest Dancer tv show.
PAMELA DISTEFANO, winner of Living TV’s Dirty Dancing Time of your Life, has spent the last decade dancing for some of the world’s biggest artists. After her win, her career shot stateside to Los Angeles to be signed with leading Dance agency, Bloc. Credits include the Ellen show, The Today Show NY, MTV Teen Awards, The Brit Awards, Latin Music Awards, Country Music Awards, AMAs and the Grammys. Pamela has backed major Artists including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Usher, Janet Jackson, Katy Perry, Take That, Cheryl Cole, Jessie J, Toni Braxton, Cassie and many more.
ASHLEY JACK is an award-winning Hip Hop dancer and choreographer, born and based in Edinburgh. Trained at Edinburgh’s Telford college (now PASS), as well as with Hip Hop and House Dance pioneers in New York, Paris and Holland, she has around a decade of experience in both teaching and performing. Ashley has a love of Hip Hop culture, imparting its history and foundations to her students. In 2017, Ashley founded House of Jack, which provides Street Dance classes for adults and kids at a dedicated studio in Leith, as well as workshops, youth company training, performances and events. Ashley’s two youth companies, Mini Jackers and Jackin’ the Box, frequently perform at prominent events and theatre nights around Edinburgh. In recognition of this contribution to the dance scene, Ashley recently won Creative Edinburgh’s 2018 Independent Award.