I know I talk a lot about weddings. That’s not to say that we only do weddings. Weddings may, in fact, be the majority of our business, but coming in second place is the Sweet 16/Quinceñera. And I’m not talking about basic birthday parties, or the MTV-esque Super Sweet 16’s. I’m talking about the classic Spanish/Hispanic/Filipino Sweet 16’s and Quinceñeras, with a court of honor and a choreographed entrance and dances.
We work with several choreographers in the area that we’ve built relationships with because of our flexibility in understanding their role in the event. Some of them come to us, even when we’re not the entertainment for their event to compile and edit the music. Like most event vendors, the levels of interaction and responsibility of the choreographer varies from person to person. You have those who just put together the dance and those who extend their services into full event planning. In either case, the entrance and dances are of most importance to them. It is also very important to the parents and the guest of honor. We understand that so we work closely with all present to guarantee that it runs smoothly.
Colorblind Productions makes it a point to attend the final rehearsal for these events as 99% of the time they are held at the location of the party. We find it important to be in attendance to observe exactly how the presentation occurs, how the dances occur, what the choreography looks like and where the music needs to start/stop. It gives us the opportunity to meet with the choreographer and beyond that review the announcements made, the correct pronunciation of names and the general flow of the presentation. If we are providing video or photography services it also allows us to see where we need to be focusing to get the best video of the sweet 16/quinceñera girl and her court of honor.
We also let photographers and videographers know on the day the way the presentation will be so they can get the best shots of the group and know where they should or shouldn’t be throughout the presentation.
I plan on highlighting some of our past Sweet 16’s and Quince’s in the upcoming weeks.