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Organizing a Stellar Halftime Show

By JoAnna Carpentier

There’s a good reason why the halftime show at major events like the Super Bowl is so important. It’s a moment to celebrate, no matter if your team is winning or losing, and enjoy a great show. So, you want to put on an unforgettable halftime show for your next event? While there’s no perfect recipe for this, the following things will certainly help.

 

Set the Atmosphere

The perfect halftime show will set the mood with a great light show. Your lights should match and compliment your music, so it’s important to have a talented Lighting Designer on your side. Once you have your music ready to roll, they’ll be able to set the tone with flashing colors of light and smoke. Your audience won’t be able to look away! For outdoor events, you may even be able to break into some fun pyrotechnics, like fireworks in your team colors!

 

Get On Your Feet!

Start your halftime show with a bang by kicking things off with the help of a Marching Band, hype man, or Dance Troupe (or, better yet, all three!). The high-energy performance will get everyone on their feet and pumped up! If your school or team has a dance group, you can hire a Choreographer to help put together the perfect routine. But, if you don’t have your own dancers, you can hire professional dancers to perform. Oh, and don’t forget to include a special appearance by your team’s mascot!

 

Decor, Costumes, & Extras

When it comes to how your halftime show looks, it’s important that it reflects your event. In many cases, a halftime show caters to the home team. So, if that’s the case, you’ll want to make sure that the costumes and any balloons, streamers, or confetti that will be part of the show are your team’s colors (or compliment your team’s colors). If you’re looking for a more neutral halftime show, use neutral colors that reflect no chosen side.

 

Synchronization

At the end of the day, the most important piece of pulling off a halftime show is making sure everything is synchronized. You’ll want your lights to match your music, your music to match your dance routine, your dancers to reflect your theme. Everything needs to pull together to create one cohesive performance.

 

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