MAKING THE VIDEO

BEHIND THE SCENES

The "You Got In" video is directed, produced, and choreographed by the students in the Upper School Choreography Foundations class. This year, the class had the added creative challenge of making a video while adhering to the safety protocols in place during the pandemic. In addition to enlisting the help of students in the Middle School Strings Ensemble, they also reached out to individual students, faculty, staff, advisories, and athletic teams. Through hard work and determination, these students came together and found unique ways to bring the video to the next level, capturing all the joy and excitement of life at Beaver. We hope you enjoyed watching it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

And now it's your turn to learn (and share!) the dance.

The students broke down the moves below, and once you've got it mastered, we want to see! Email admissions@bcdschool.org or tag us on Instagram @bcdschool #YouGotIn2021

MEET THE CLASS

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"This process was a combination of figuring out how to make this video great while also thinking about how to get people involved during a pandemic! I hope when people watch the video the sense of  'Yes there is Covid, but that hasn't stopped us' comes through. We had a lot of challenges going into this project but in the end, I think we overcame them and, in my eyes, created a video that really shows Beaver off!"

 GRACE KIWANUKA- 
  WOERNLE '21 

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"I was very excited to be a part of the video since I've seen these videos for years. Not only were we choreographing, we were able to choose the song and what the video would actually look like. I hope newly admitted  students see the many different people at Beaver and the type of welcoming community we have here." 

 WILSON BAKER '24 

"I was very excited to be a part of the video since I've seen these videos for years. Not only were we choreographing, we were able to choose the song and what the video would actually look like. I hope newly admitted  students see the many different people at Beaver and the type of welcoming community we have here." 

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"Creating this video was an amazing experience that I feel grateful to be a part of. It was an interesting challenge to create while being virtual and in-person while still collaborating with others. I hope that people can appreciate all the work that went into this video. I also hope that people will see this video and be excited about coming to Beaver!"

 LILY RECHT '23 

"This has been a tremendous opportunity for the class, and I'm so impressed with their creativity, passion, and skills."

- Vlad Derisier, Choreography Foundations teacher -

MS Strings Ensemble

Beyond dance, 7th graders Miguel Luengo-Lee & Noelle Lee and 8th grader Kyle Hudson—all students in the Middle School Strings Ensemble—learned the opening notes to the song "Rather Be." (And they did so as a passion project outside of class.)

 

You can see them in the opening scenes of You Got In and to hear the work in progress, watch the video snippets on this page.