BEST FOOT FORWARD
Online Study Guide
Sawyer McNally really wants to win the “Dance Starz” crown, but the competition is fierce, and “Lil G” Gonzalez has all the right moves. When a storm forces the two dancers from different walks of life to get to know one another, Sawyer learns that there are more important things in life than winning. An original, bilingual musical, Best Foot Forward exposes students to a variety of music and dance styles, promotes appreciation of differences and reinforces positive behavioral patterns.
The Young Audience Outreach Tour’s mission is to bring high quality musical theatre to rural and underserved communities. This program annually produces an original children’s show, grades K-6 grade, that tours throughout the southwest.
What is a musical motif and how have you already heard it?
WHAT IS A MOTIF?
A motif is a musical term in which you hear the same musical melody many times over the course of a musical or movie. It usually signifies a character or event.
WHERE HAVE YOU HEARD A MOTIF?
If you've ever watched or listened to Frozen? If you listen closely to songs "Let it Go" , "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" and "Don't Let Them" You may notice the same melody is repeated! Find a piano and play the notes you see. Have you heard this motif before?
LIL G'S MOTIF
"For Lil G, they are very energetic and put a lot of emphasis on beats and rhythms, so I created a motif for them that features quick, striking notes on offbeats, and a mean, thumping bass line." ~ Composer Brandon Grayson
"With Sawyer, I set out to create a sound that was reminiscent of sprawling fields and farmland, so I created a motif that isn't very strict and features notes that are held out over longer periods of time instead of having each note on every single beat." ~ Composer Brandon Grayson
DANCE STARZ COMPETITION
Step into Dance Starz and win a crown of your own!
Learn a dance routine from the choreographer of Best Foot Forward.
HIP-HOP DANCE ROUTINE
In this combination our director and choreographer Melissa Firlit along with the BFF Cast will teach you one of Lil G's favorite Hip Hop combination.