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Photoshoot with Norelle

We teamed up with Norelle from @imagesbynorelle to host a model search and on October 19th all of the girls came to Florida for the photoshoot. This is what they had to say.

Siena

Where were you when you found out that you were selected for this model search?

I was in school when my mom found out. As soon as I got off the bus she showed me the post.

What were you doing?

I was so excited and couldn’t wait to meet everyone at Dancewear Corner! I was also so excited to see Ms. Norelle again! We ran home and immediately started planning our trip to Orlando!

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

My whole experience was amazing!! As soon as I arrived, the entire DWC staff treated me like family— actually gave me the royal treatment! The first task was to shop for the photoshoot… Ummm yes!!! It was a bit more difficult than expected since DWC has absolutely everything a dancer wants and needs! I also got to meet Alana for the first time and see Ms. Norelle!

Once we were fit for our outfits, we started shooting right in the store. It was so comforting that the entire staff was so fun! I was already having a blast! After a few shots, we drove to a park for the rest of the shoot! Alana and I got to start while we waited for Ayla to arrive. We climbed trees, rolled in the grass.. you know, the usual.

Once Ayla arrived, we did some really fun group shots. It didn’t take long for Alana, Ayla and I to feel like we’ve known each other forever. I think Ms. Norelle had troubleshooting when we kept making her laugh! I loved every moment with the girls and everyone at DWC! This was such an amazing experience that I’ll remember forever! I wish I had more time with everyone. I’m now set for convention season with lots of new dancewear!

Thank you DWC and Ms. Norelle!  I’m so grateful to officially be a part of the DWC family! Love you all!

Ayla

Where were you when you found out that you were selected for this model search?

I was on my way to dance class.

What were you doing?

I was in the car riding.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

I was so excited! Then, the morning of the shoot, we received a message that our flight was delayed for THREE HOURS. There weren’t any flights that would land much earlier to make it worth switching. I was so sad and thought we couldn’t go anymore. 🙁

Miss Norelle told us to come anyway and let her know when we landed. We were 2 hours late for the shoot but we made it! I’m so glad because I had so much fun. The other girls were so nice and we all got along really well. I love the outfits I got to wear and miss Norelle was SO nice! Everyone was so helpful and understanding about our flight issues and made me feel like I didn’t miss anything at all. I’m so happy to represent your store and so grateful you chose me. Thank you!

Alana

Where were you when you found out that you were selected for this model search?

My mom came home from work and immediately told me I’d been chosen. I was so surprised and excited!

What were you doing?

When she came home I was in my room getting ready for dance class. She walked in the door, called for me and told me I was chosen.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

I had so much fun the day of the shoot and we were treated like celebrities. Everyone was so nice to me and I really liked hanging out with the other girls. When I found out I could choose any 2 outfits in the store I was a little overwhelmed because there was so much to choose from! Ms. Norelle was very nice and patient and helped us get the perfect pictures. I was sad when the night was over because everything was just so perfect! Now I can’t wait to see all the pictures and go back to DWC to do some shopping!

 

 

Photographer Spotlight Norelle Marquez

Norelle Marquez is a wonderful photographer who runs Digital Dreams Photography. She currently makes her home in California and you can find her on Instagram @ddpdance where she shares photos from her recent shoots, but we wanted to get to know her a little better.

What are three things that you have to keep with you at all times?

Being a military spouse, my military ID is with me 24/7. I also have water and my cellphone with me at all times.

Which do you like more taking the pictures or editing them? Why?

This is a tough choice! I’d have to say I really enjoy creating what I call “photo magic” with my dancers and spending a fun-filled day trying crazy poses and helping them reach their full potential.

What is your favorite part about being a photographer? Why?

Photography fills me with happiness and unforgettable memories.  Plenty of jobs could do that, but only a photographer can capture those moments forever!

How did you get interested in photography?

Growing up, I spent a great deal of time in front of the camera as a model. As the years went by, I grew more and more interested in what the photographer was doing over me actually modeling. At 15, I was gifted my first “real” camera (dslr) and I have spent the last five years working each day to improve myself and my business.

Of all the states that you have photoshoots in, which is your favorite? Why?

California offers so much diversity that I’m just not sure any other state could beat it! I can work at the beach, in the busy city, urban areas, open fields, and so much more. I love being able to offer my clients so many beautiful locations to choose from.

When you are not behind the camera or editing what are you doing?

Most of the time you’ll find me watching Netflix with my husband, pup, and cat while eating something with chocolate in it. I have a major sweet tooth! The rest of my time is usually spent driving back home to Arizona to visit with my mom and help her with home renovation and decoration projects.

Spotlight Dancer: Ayla Flowers

This month’s spotlight dancer is Ayla Flowers and she is an amazing dancer that you can follow on Instagram @aylaflowers_dancer. She was one of the winners of the Norelle model shoot. So we wanted to get to know her a little better.

What is your favorite dance class?    

Contemporary

What is your go-to style for leotards?  

Anything comfortable, and long sleeved.

If you could perform a duet with any dancer who would it be and why?  

Mollee Gray because she is so nice and really funny.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?  

Spend time with my family.

What is your favorite piece of dance clothing that you own/ owned?

My Jo & Jax jumpsuit

Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

Maroon 5

You can pick up a phone and talk to your number one dance idol -living or dead- but you can only ask them three questions. What are the three questions you would ask them? Why?

Gregory Hines. Questions: What made you want to learn tap?
Who was your dance idol?
What is your favorite thing about tap dancing?

Spotlight Dancer: Alana Adams

This month’s spotlight dancer is Alana Adams and she is an amazing dancer that you can follow on Instagram @alanaadams05. She was one of the winners of the Norelle model shoot. So we wanted to get to know her a little better.

What is your favorite dance class?    

I really like Contemporary classes because each one can be so different. The combo could be pretty, quirky, groovy or even dark. It allows me to express my many feelings.

What is your go-to style for leotards?  

I like leotards that are comfortable and well made. I seem to usually pick out darker colors like black and navy blue.

If you could perform a duet with any dancer who would it be and why?  

I would love to do a duet with Eva Igo. She has amazing technique and would push me to do my best. She can dance any style and I think we’d have a lot of fun together.

 If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?  

If I didn’t have to sleep I would spend more time dancing, hanging out with my friends and watching TV.

What is your favorite piece of dance clothing that you own/ owned?

My favorite piece of dance clothing is my black Purple Pixies Reflection leggings. They fit well and are so comfortable. I’d wear them every day if my mom would let me!

Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

I always choose Lady Gaga. I love her!

You can pick up a phone and talk to your number one dance idol -living or dead- but you can only ask them three questions. What are the three questions you would ask them? Why?

I would call Eva Igo! I would love to know what it was like being on World of Dance. I’d ask her what her favorite convention to go to is. And I’d want to know if she could only choose one style of dance what it would be.

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