Pick Up Dance’s TOP 10

Pick Up Dance is based in Bredbury behind George Lane URC in the school rooms and offer classes from 2.5years to adult in Ballet, Tap and Freestyle-Pop.
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Ive filmed PIck Up Dances shows which are created every 2 years for the past 10 years.

Day By Day
A Time to Dance
A Night at the Movies
A to Z of Music Styles
TOP 10

Swan Lake
Each show is superbly choregraphed and well presented. Over the years i have filmed on anything from a single camera, up to 6 cameras on A Night at the Movies and An A to Z of Music Styles. This years show (2014) was called “TOP 10” and featured dances from the
Nutcracker, Chicago, Swan Lake, Thriller, Coppelia, Wizard of OZ, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Beauty and the Beast and Romeo & Juliet.

Sugar Plum Fairy
All images copyright © Marlyn Pictures and Pick Up Dance 2014 are taken from the DVD Pick UP Dance Top 10

Leon & Lindsay’s Wedding Day

We have just finished watching the DVD and it was absolutely fantastic.  
Thanks for everything, you can count on our recommendation.

The day started overcast with a bit of rain in the air. The wedding all took place
at Shrigley Hall with a civil service.

Lindsay arrived with the bridesmaids from the hairdressers but no makeup shots were filmed as requested. Leon and the guys turned up with Leon’s Mum and Dad for a quick photo shoot. The quartet could be heard playing in the background.

The Bridemaids and Mum had their photos taken at the top of the stairs before Lindsay and her dad arrived to have a quick chat with the registrars and a couple of photosprior to walking down the Aisle.

The service was filmed on two cameras from the front, one wide and one close to allow various angles. Additional radio mics and a recording device were used to capture both the service dialogue and the quartet sound.

Mike Allen did the photography www.mikeallenphotography.co.uk and Horgans cars provided the transport. After the service came the confetti shot and then Leon & Lindsay had a run in the wedding car with champagne. The British weather kept on being its usual self with a light drizzle bit it didnt stop me and mike getting some great shots.

After dinner and speeches it was time for the official cake cutting followed by the first dance.

Shrigley Hall staircase

All images in the blog are taken from the actual video footage – copyright Mark Eckersley

Michael & Victoria’s Wedding Day

Thank you for the DVD’s they were a lovely suprise for when we came back from holiday today. Love it!. I really like the images that you have included on the actual DVD’s  themselves. We are both really pleased. Especially like the black and white closing/recap piece at the end.

The service took place at Smallwood Church in Cheshire, followed by the reception at a Marquee in the field opposite Michael & Victoria’s house.

The day started with the hair and makeup shots at Victoria’s (Tori) parents and then onto the church awaiting Michael and the guests arriving. The vicar at the Church was great, really accomodating and he also runs Astley church. The service was filmed from the rear of the church on two cameras, one wide and one close with radio mics in place to capture a good quality soundtrack. Filming at the back of the church is really unobtrusive as the couple and guests hardly notice your there.


Once the service was over and the confetti thrown it was then onto the reception for the drinks reception. There was also an ice cream cart and canopies providing guests with light refreshments as the sun shined.

As the photographs were taken, a quartet played classical and modern tracks.

After dinner there were singing waiters, a few more photographs and the first dance.

All images are taken from the actual video footage.