- Mar 6, 2011
Have you ever seen this happen where a team "steals" another teams choreography? Is it common? Has your gym ever said no to putting videos on youtube, etc because the choreography might get stolen?
That's exactly what I do also!! I was so excited to use a section of Orlando Sr 5's pyramid from last year on a sr 4 team. So obviously it couldnt have been the same thing. But i love what i did with itI have seen teams with exact pyramids ect that I'm sure have been "borrowed" lol. Actual choreography I'm not too sure about. I will admit though, that if I see something I really like in a routine, my brain will start thinking about how I can take it, change it and make it mine. I don't know if that's stealing so much as using it as inspiration.
I totally agree!!I have seen teams with exact pyramids ect that I'm sure have been "borrowed" lol. Actual choreography I'm not too sure about. I will admit though, that if I see something I really like in a routine, my brain will start thinking about how I can take it, change it and make it mine. I don't know if that's stealing so much as using it as inspiration.
I remember the boards were in uproar because some HS team had WCSS' fashionista dance. And I think they took it to Nationals..big no-no. But unless it's a whole 'section' and incredibly distinct, who's gonna REALLY know?
I dont think it is common to "steal" choreography, however a lot of things are "inspired by" other teams choreography.
Amen. This is also why those creative teams in lower levels always seem to impress everyone!I think it's hard, because really, there is only so much you can do in each level. If someone comes up with something creative, you better believe it will be used by numerous teams by the end of the year. I think there is a big difference between stealing a routine and having similar stunt sequences.
When it comes to motions and dance, that's ridiculous to have the exact same thing as someone else. But how many different ways can you do stunts in level 3 and max out the scoresheet? Not too many, which is why people argue the lower levels are "boring."
Was it another team in Jersey he gave it to? Or maybe I'm mixing up two situations...we've had a couple postings about HS teams using v/os or dances from allstar teams.That was a different situation.. Jamie did WCSS dance and gave the HS team the same one.
WCSS in 08 also used basically the same pyramid that Top Gun Small Coed had used the year before because Victor had given it to them.
I think thats a tiny bit different then having absolutely no idea it is stolen.
However, you bring up an interesting point: how do teams feel about that? As a parent, you're paying for what you hope to be 'original', as a team you want something new and exciting: are you bothered when you know it's from a different team the year before? Would you be bothered if a HS team had the EXACT same dance as you or some of your v/os? What about if the choreographer gave it to them? If you knew up front that there was the chance he/she would give the exact same dance to another team, especially that year, would you not choose them?