For any teacher looking to do a school performance that’s a little bit different, then a black light show is a great idea!
We put together a black light performance with students in Grade 3 at Singapore International School for the recent end-of-term show and it was a great experience.
Here are 4 tips to staging a black light show –
- Before you start you need to be sure that your school is going to provide neon lights for the stage.
- The room in which you’ll be having the school can be completely darkened. Any light coming into the room will have really kill the impact of the show.
- Students prepare clothing which is completely black , with the exception of the items which you wish to ‘glow’. For our show we had white gloves, white shoes, white caps and white lettering.
- Search YouTube for ideas on black light dance shows, and then have your students develop the choreography. We started with lofty ambitions but after a few days decided to make it a bit simpler for our first show. With older students, and more experience we’re hoping to put on a more ambitious show in the future.
So here’s the video of the Primary 3 students performing a ‘Black Light’ dance show. Not perfectly synchronised, but a lots of fun, and a great experience for the students!