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A Dancer's Guide to KC Lessons, Venues, Dancing and Photos
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Representing Dance Photographically and in Video
Photo Mike Strong

Representing Dance
Examples In Chapters

Lessons, methods, examples, reasons :: how to shoot dance.
The most important photographic skill you have is subject knowledge
Take yourself out of the way. Feature your subject.

Latra Wilson in Bury Me for KCFAA Setting the Stage Wed 22 Feb 2023 - Photo, copyright Mike Strong
Latra Wilson in "Bury Me" for KCFAA "Setting the Stage" Wed 22 Feb 2023

KCFAA "Setting the Stage" Wed 22 Feb 2023 at The Gem

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Ailey Trio at The GEM, Yazzmeen, Kanji, Jacqueline - Photo, copyright Mike Strong
Ailey Trio at The GEM - 12 Jan 2023, Yazzmeen, Kanji, Jacqueline

Ailey Trio 2023, Jan 10 Topeka, 12 The Gem

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Cinco de Mayo 2022 with Los Bailarines
Dancers from Los Bailarines KC at Guadelupe Centers

Cinco de Mayo 2022 Guadelupe

Click on picture above for pictures from two folkloric groups on Sunday 7 May 2022

Owen Cox and Take the Stage
Taking Air

Take The Stage - Owen Cox

Click on picture above for pictures6 May 2022

Billie and Gregory Hines
Billie Mahoney and Gregory Hines

Tap Jam and Billie

Remembering Billie Mahoney (1927-2022)

Click on pictures above or link below for memories of Billie
Collection of video and show pages from KCDance and MikeStrongPhoto CV site
B: Nov 23, 1927 - D: Monday 2am January 31, 2022

Previous Juneteenth

Juneteenth at Unity on the Plaza June 19th 2019
Young dancer with Soundz of Africa at Unity on the Plaza
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Juneteenth 2019 at Unity on the Plaza

Unity on the Plaza with Traditional Music Society's Soundz of Africa
June 19, 2019

Please note: Because of hosting changes at GoDaddy (from Windows server to Plesk server), a number of path and database connections were broken. Looking at the file dates it seems most of them have been broken since August 23 but because of COVID I've not been updating on a regular basis and saw no reason to check. So, I didn't discover it until uploading the "Creative Intersections!" show in Hyde Park. GoDaddy said I didn't need to change a thing. But they do, clearly. Most of the links after this point will not bring up a page. I'm working to fix this with GoDaddy as soon as possible.

John takes picture of Toni Dodd and Phil
John Skowronski takes a picture of Toni Dodd and Phil Cacioppo after shoot at Allegro Ballroom Saturday 3 February 2018, evening.

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"Why White Men Can't Dance"

A mockumentary by Phil Cacioppo
Shot by Mike Strong (most)
Composer: Allen Meyers


(video 1.5 hours)

Subject Knowledge is your most important camera skill.
And ... technique with examples


Event Pics Gallery

Click above to view a full set of pictures for a few specific events.