About the Brian Balloon Photography Dance Ambassadorship
Would you like to be promoted online?
Would you like opportunities to perform dance poses and choreography ON-Camera?
Would you like OPPORTUNITIES TO BUILD FRIENDSHIPS WITH OTHER DANCERS?
Would you like creative MODELING shoots throughout the year?
Would you like Opportunities to collaborate with other brands?
This could be for you!
Ambassadors love the service and photography we provide and actively promote Brian Balloon Photography throughout the year to their colleagues, family and friends. By collaborating with Brian Balloon Photography, you get to showcase your talent and skills as you perform and improve throughout the year, build your portfolio with fun, beautiful, creative and professional photos and video and build relationships!
What do we require of an ambassador?
Ambassadors are chosen through a very selective process. If you are a dance ambassador, we require that you are an active dancer of a dance company, that you are in good standing with them, that you extend your time, skills and talent to allow us to promote you through photos and video and be available as a dance model for creative photoshoots throughout the year. We require that you promote Brian Balloon Photography and the other dancers in the group, because when we promote each other, we all reinforce each other's value to our team and create a supportive environment.
Who is this ambassador program most suited for?
This ambassador program will benefit dancers the most who fit one or more of these categories:
- You want creative modeling photos and video to display in your personal or business portfolio
- You want consistently updated dance-related images/video for your social media
- You are a dancewear ambassador and need consistent photo/video shoots for their brand
- You have effective communication and can make yourself available for photo/video shoots throughout the year
- You have great dance skills, take initiative, have creative ideas for shoots and are a team player
- You are working toward an athletic goal and want professional photos throughout the year to show your progress
- You are a dance teacher who would like to record instructional videos for students
- You want to get together for shoots with other dancers from different studios or companies
- You take direction well and are looking for constant improvement
When may I apply to become an ambassador?
We generally will open the Ambassadorship twice a year to the public. First in October, then mid-year in April. However, new Ambassadors may be allowed to join anytime throughout the year if referred by an Ambassador team member or dance teacher for consideration, depending on available slots.
How long will I be an ambassador?
The ambassadorship term is one year. Ambassadors are welcome to reapply for another year at the end of their term.
Can I shoot with other photographers too, even though I'm an ambassador for you?
Yes. Shooting with different photographers encourages different perspectives, freedom and creativity, which is what art is about! There may also be times when I am unable to accommodate a photoshoot (such as illness or a family vacation). However, with that being said, as an Ambassador, we request that you higher prioritize posting and promoting shoots from Brian Balloon Photography in your IG feed and social media.
Do I need to post images?
We require that you follow @brianballoondance, add us to your IG bio and post final media from your photoshoots, without editing them or adding filters, within a week of receipt, on your Instagram (and other social media if applicable). We also ask that you share promotional posts for Brian Balloon Photography in your stories.
What is the cost of the ambassador program?
The cost of the ambassadorship is $400 per person if paid up-front, and covers your studio and on-location photography and videography sessions, group events, collaborations with third parties, camera equipment usage and maintenance, business expenses, investment in our brand to create more opportunities like this, and time involved in photo editing and marketing of you on social media throughout your year as an Ambassador.
Whereas one two-hour studio photoshoot would normally cost you at least $300 for individual photo pricing, you are paying $400 for two shared photo shoots, one individual photoshoot, collaborations, a bring-a-friend shoot, one group event, team apparel, and photo/video editing and marketing throughout the year. You will likely be given the option to also do other creative photoshoots throughout the year without additional cost, which may include paid opportunities, and there is the potential for profit sharing from commercial sales. This is a great investment in your portfolio as a dancer! You get to keep the media produced of you. Plus, you can get discounts for people you refer who book with Brian Balloon Photography!
Can I Recruit OtherS?
Absolutely! We hope you will recruit other dancers to apply to become ambassadors or book sessions too! There are discounts for you for referrals who complete a photography session!
Do I Need to Be Flexible Like in a lot of your dance pictures?
No. Dancers are known for many aspects, including dedication, technique, physique, lines, and expressiveness, in addition to flexibility. While flexibility is helpful and important, dancers can be chosen because they excel in many of the other aspects important to dance.
What is taken into consideration when selecting ambassadorS?
Your dance history, your dance skill level (including artistic emotional expression), your current involvement as a dancer or teacher at a dance studio or company, your relationship with the dancers already in the Ambassadorship, your social media profile, your application and interests, your overall prompt and effective communication with Brian Balloon Photography, your aspirations, dedication and initiative, available slots for ambassadors, your availability for shoots and other closely-related factors will be used in the evaluation process.
Is there an age limit? Is there a type of dance you're looking for?
Dancers ages 10 and higher are encouraged to apply, though some exceptions may be made for exceptional maturity and skill level. Brian Balloon Photography is searching for ballet, lyrical, contemporary, modern, jazz, street and acro dancers.
Note: If you are under 18, you must have written parent/guardian approval.
WHAT IF I PAY AND THEN DECIDE THIS ISN'T FOR ME
That's okay! Just let me know within a week after the Ambassador Agreement was signed, and you will be removed as an ambassador and receive a full refund. After the first week, however, as a general rule, no refunds will be given, particularly if your photoshoots have begun.