Dancers from ALL studios are welcome to pose, leap and dance in colored powder at Dance Empire in Miami.  However, registration will be exclusively for students of Dance Empire from now until October 1st when registration will open to dancers from other studios (so register now to get your first choice of appointment).


Using multiple high speed flash units, Robert Sullivan Photography will freeze the action of you leaping and posing while assistants toss colored powder over and around you.  The images will immediately be displayed on a large screen television so that the dancers can see their poses and leaps right away.  An instructor will be present to help the students critique and improve their poses for subsequent shots.


We will have tons of powder, but this elaborate photography set is only the beginning of the production.  After you choose your images, they will be artistically enhanced by the staff of Robert Sullivan Photography to include adding even more powder to them in post production and prior to printing.


Your images will be awesome!


The images will be available for viewing on our website within a day or two of the end of the photo shoot.  Participants will be provided a coupon code for 20% off images purchased within the first week after the photo shoot and prints will normally be shipped within a day or two of ordering!


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Where:  Dance Empire

8853 SW 132 Street, Miami, FL 33176

When:  October 15 - 17

Friday:  4pm - 8pm

Saturday:  10am - 8pm

Sunday:  10am - 6pm


Cost:  $45 per participant for colored powder, body paint, studio setup, cleanup, and session/creative fee to include extensive post processing of purchased images.


Prints will be available for viewing online within a day or two of the photo shoot.


Over a dozen packages will be available, the larger ones at 30% off.


Participants who register in advance will also receive an additional 20% off for 7 days.



Registration Information

Sessions are one hour long and a maximum of four slots are available per hour.  Participants will take turns in the powder and in front of the camera. We strongly suggest coordinating with your friends to schedule and share the same hour together!  Rather than scheduling one dancer at a time, this type of scheduling that we have long employed for all of our Artistic Days series of photo shoots provides for several advantages:


  • Dancers can rest and recover between successive leaps
  • Dancers can encourage and inspire each other, and get pose ideas
  • Unlimited wardrobe changes are possible during breaks and between turns
  • Up to four friends can schedule their sessions for the same hour for group pics


When registering, please provide your first 3 choices for your preferred hour in the spaces provided when prompted.  Slots will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis and the schedule will be updated as spaces are filled. Confirmation of assigned hour will be emailed to you when the schedule is finalized.


Session Availability Update

Friday is SOLD OUT except for 2 slots at 5pm

Saturday at 1pm is SOLD OUT

Saturday at 3pm is SOLD OUT

Saturday at 4pm is SOLD OUT

Sunday at Noon is SOLD OUT

Sunday at 4pm is SOLD OUT


This event will sell out!  So, reserve your slot early to not miss out and to secure the hour long session of your choice!

Refund policy:  Full refunds through October 7th


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What to expect during the photo shoot

FUN!!!  You will take turns on the set with no more than three other dancers during your hour.  Those who are prepared and know how they want to pose can expect around 20 (but often over 40) images to be made during their session.  While others are taking their turn on the set, you can change outfits for your next turn.  You will toss powder into the air right before your pose or as you are striking your pose and/or leaping.  Others may also throw powder around or at you if you would like.  "Hair flips" with powder in your hair results in dramatic arcs of colorful powder flying outwards as you flip your hair for the photo.  We will all get creative and have fun!

What to wear

You can change as many times as you wish while taking turns posing during your hour long appointment.  The set will be based on a black background, so bright colors will stand out well.  However, due to the edgy type of lighting that we have designed for this type of photo shoot, even black clothing will stand out on the black background.  The powder usually washes out with ease but you might want to avoid wearing light colored clothing that you won't want to stain.


Body paint is also an option!

As seen in some of our sample images, participants will often apply body paint to themselves to provide even more color with cool results.  We will have multiple colors of body/face paint available to self-apply.  If you want to apply body paint, please arrive early for your appointment.


What the heck is the powder made of?

The powder that we use is made with high quality cornstarch, food dyes and baking soda. All materials are 100% FD&C and/or D&C approved.  It is is gluten free and does not contain dairy, nuts, wheat, soy or other common allergens.  But, you won't catch us eating it ;)


If you have any questions, please email or call Robert Sullivan Photography

Email:  [email protected]

Phone:  305-986-9781

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