MELISSA JOHNSON: 7 year old dancer/acrobat in Des Plaines performs for BRIGID MURPHY in her backyard.
00:00Copy video clip URL Shadow of the videographer on back yard lawn. Videographer comments it is July 21  and he is in Des Plaines about to witness some tumbling action.
00:15Copy video clip URL Melissa Johnson practices bending over backwards and picking up a cloth table napkin with her teeth as an adult supervises the trick.
00:23Copy video clip URL Johnson poses for camera and prepares to perform.
00:57Copy video clip URL Johnson performs an acrobatic tumbling routine to the song Dancing Mood from the Disney album Sebastian From The Little Mermaid.
02:55Copy video clip URL Brigid Murphy gives three takes introducing Melissa Johnson.
04:19Copy video clip URL Johnson enters and poses for camera.
04:31Copy video clip URL Murphy interviews Johnson who says she’s 7-years-old and has been dancing for 3 years. Her teacher is her aunt Cheryl. She likes dancing and has fun whether in a group or solo. She got started dancing from her mom’s encouragement.
06:04Copy video clip URL Murphy gives Johnson a penny to pitch into a nearby “wishing well” and continues the interview. Johnson says Ms. Terry made her costume and that she wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
07:07Copy video clip URL A hand inserts a cassette tape into a boom box and pushes the play button.
07:36Copy video clip URL Johnson is posed to perform and begins her act a second time for camera.
08:40Copy video clip URL The performance is interrupted. Johnson goes back into starting position and begins her routine again.
11:02Copy video clip URL Reaction shot of Murphy, two takes with and without sunglasses.
11:52Copy video clip URL Shot of a baby eating bread.
12:07Copy video clip URL Reaction shots of two women, one being Johnson’s coach, watching Johnson’s routine. The coach guides Johnson’s performance with hand signals.
14:39Copy video clip URL Johnson performs her routine again for camera.
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