Participating in a school talent show is a great way to help your peers get to know the real you. You can use this opportunity to demonstrate your passion for a certain activity, and even if the performance isn’t perfect, you might inspire your peers to take up dancing, singing or piano playing. Have fun with the rehearsals and the performance.
Play Your Musical Instrument
If you’ve been taking piano or violin lessons for years, then this is your opportunity to get some performance experience. Have your teacher help you select an appropriate piece and practice to prepare for the show. If you think you’ll be too nervous to get up on stage alone, consider performing in a string quartet or other chamber music group.
Cup Stacking Routine
Cup stacking seems simple at first, but it can be incredibly impressive. If you’re already an experienced cup stacker, try setting a routine to music. Use a popular song with an energetic rhythm to get the crowd excited. If you’re new to cup stacking, master a simpler, visually striking routine.
For those who can’t sing, lip-syncing to a popular song can be a fun alternative. Lip-syncing lends itself to silliness, so camp it up, and don’t hold back. Team up with your friends to choreograph a dance, and design bright, funky costumes with whatever you can find in your closets. Have fun choreographing and rehearsing an elaborate dance.
If you’re confident in your sense of humor, then show it off in a stand-up comedy routine. You might find it easier to set up jokes if you work with a partner. You could also write a short comedic scene and cast yourself and several of your friends as the actors.
Show off your grace and spunk with a performance in tap dancing, ballroom dancing, ballet, step dancing, hip-hop dancing, or whatever kind of dancing you enjoy. If you’ve learned a traditional style of dance from your relatives, share it with your peers. Or if you take formal dance classes, perform an excerpt from your most recent recital or show or choreograph something new.
Gather a small group of theater enthusiasts to play improvisation games on stage, and get the audience involved. Ask the audience to suggest a scene or situation for the players to start with. In a game called One Minute to Five Seconds, the first player will act out the audience’s suggested scene in one minute. The second player will act that same story out in 30 seconds, the third player in 15 seconds and the fourth in only five seconds. The necessary speeding up and compressing of the story produces hilarious results. You can also try a game called Silly Scenes, which requires two players to leave the stage while the audience suggests a story to a player who remains on stage. This player calls back one of the first two players, and without telling him the story, acts it out. The second player then calls back the last player, and acts out the story for her. She must then act out the story one final time, and then try to guess what it was she was acting out. Her guesses might be comically distorted versions of the audience’s original story.