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DON'T CALL IT A REMIX.
To hit refresh on an already game-changing safety video from our 2007 launch, we flashed back to our Virgin roots looking for a fresh spin on air safety that would give the video a new song and dance–literally. To do this, we enlisted Virgin Produced, director Jon M. Chu, Virgin America's own marketing, in-flight, and safety teams, plus the brightest lights of the dance world. We're giving you a chance to dance in a future version of our safety video. Show us your moves in a 15-second Instagram video, and tag it #VXsafetydance to submit your audition tape to our panel of judges.
BUCKLE UP TO GET DOWN.
While keeping the FAA's fundamental in-flight safety guidelines in the full, upright, and locked position, we wanted to render the new safety video with cutting-edge entertainment in a seamless and surprising way. Without missing a beat, the detailed video carefully highlights each crucial safety step–from the exit doors to the oxygen masks, no seat belt was left unbuckled. The result? A walk on the creative side of safety.
GRAND MASTER CHU.
The Maestro: Jon M. Chu, the visionary director behind dance-driven media Step Up 2, Step Up 3, and Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never." A graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts and a frequent Virgin America flyer, Chu brought an edge that took the safety video to a whole new level of finger-tutting and pop-and-locking.
SICK MOVES. SAFETY GROOVES.
Rap, classic rock, pop, Latin-inspired tango–many genres were incorporated in the safety video to bring the plane to life in multilayered original song and dance. Director Jon M. Chu's irreverent approach used varying musical genres and movement–from breakdance to contortion. While the video features new stars like Baby Boogaloo and Madd Chadd, a familiar face from the previous safety video makes a cameo, in the name of habit.
BEATS PER MILE.
  • 36 Total Dancers
  • 26 Hours on Set
  • 14 Dance Styles Used: animation, b-boy, break dancing, Broadway, contemporary, contortion, finger-tutting, jazz, lyrical, pop-and-locking, tango, and waving–just to name a few.
  • 10 So You Think You Can Dance Alum
  • 1 American Idol Semi Finalist: Todrick Hall
  • 1 Character from the Original Safety Video: the "Nun"
  • 2 Former Olympians: Tamara Campos as the "Nun" and Emilie Livingston as the "Teacher"
Virgin America's New Safety Video #VXsafetydance. Buckle up to get down. We've enlisted the help of Virgin Produced, Director Jon M. Chu, Choreographers Jamal Sims and Christopher Scott, Virgin America teammates, and dance stars like Todrick Hall and Madd Chadd to give our safety video a new song and dance -- literally. From the exit doors to the oxygen masks, no seat belt was left unbuckled. Download the original soundtrack exclusively at Google Play. Send us your audition to be in a future version of the next safety video by visiting http://VXsafetydance.com and uploading an Instagram video with your freshest moves using the #VXsafetydance hashtag.
Behind-the-Scenes of Virgin America's New Safety Video #VXsafetydance. Go behind the scenes with the cast, crew, and creative minds behind our new safety video. Hear how Virgin Produced came up with the concept for the #VXsafetydance and brought together top talent like Director Jon M. Chu, singer/songwriter/dancer Todrick Hall, and choreographers Jamal Sims and Christopher Scott to pull it off.
Virgin America Safety Video #VXsafetyvideo Trailer. :30 Trailer. From the airline that brought you moodlighting, in-flight WiFi, and food ordering on demand. This fall, no seatbelt will be left unbuckled. Watch the #VXsafetydance trailer here and check out the premiere live in Times Square at 12pm ET on October 28. Coming to a Red seatback near you in November.
CAST + CREW
Check out the behind-the-boarding-door cast and crew that helped safety get its groove.
DIRECTED BY
Jon M. Chu
SONG AND LYRICS BY
Todrick Hall
MUSIC COMPOSED, PRODUCED
AND MIXED BY

Jeeve Ducornet
VOCALS BY
Todrick Hall
Vonzell Solomon
Chloe Smith
Noemi Del Rio
Jenna Coker Jones
Brandon Colbin
CHOREOGRAPHY BY
Christopher Scott
Jamal Sims
CINEMATOGRAPHER
Crash
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Kevin Bird
EDITOR
Avi Youabian
PRODUCED BY
Virgin Produced
CAST
Todrick Hall
Christopher Scott
Jamal Sims
Jessica Lee Keller
Jamie Overla
Britt Stewart
Stacy Boeddeker
Day'nah Cooper
Morgan Larson
Brandon Shaw
Corey Anderson
Timor Steffens
KC Monnie
Dondraico Johnson
Bradley Rapier
Mike Song
Kylie Davis
Laura Song
Chadd Smith
Cyrus Spencer
Justin Valles
Jesse Brown
Tyne Stecklein
Sasha Mallory
Lorenzo Chapman
Tamara Levinson-Campos
Nicholas Stewart
Luis Rosado
Emilie Livingston
Phillip Chbeeb
Julian Hott
Marko Germar
Nicole Rivera
Miles Brown
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Jason Felts
Justin Berfield
Rene Rigal
Huntley Ritter
Jessica Stout
Jesse McMillin
PRODUCERS
Brian Skuletich
Carolyn Anderson
CREW
1st AD: Peter White
2nd AD: Jimmy Brayl
Assistant Choreographer: Nicole Rivera
Assistant Choreographer: Marko Germar
B Camera Operator: Phil Newman
1st Assistant Camera: John Scivoletto
2nd Assistant Camera: Matt Williams
DIT: Tyler Goecker
Techno Crane: Bogdan Iofciulescu
Techno Crane Assistant: Dustin Evans
Assistant Editor: Steve Ngo
Online Editor: Marty James
Trailer Editor: Robb Hanson
Graphics and Captioning:
Chris Ervin
Jesse Cordtz
Color Grading By: 3DF
Colorist: Arnold Ramm
Post Producer: John Lange
Sound Design and Mix: David Ho
Still Photographer: Joel Lavold
Playback: Jacob Baas
Gaffer: Brian Mundell
Best Boy: Kyle Bryson
Electric: Mikey Petersen
Electric: Mark Mann
Electric: Steven Martinez
Driver: Rudy Martinez
Key Grip: Matt Blum
Best Boy: Ben Blum
Grip: Chris Olsen
Grip: Deven Holmes
Driver: Bryan Northup
Prop Master: Steve Rick
Props: Charlton Brio
Props: John Selmo
Props: Andrew Miller
Wardrobe: Soyon An
Costume Assistant: Julie An
Costume Assistant: Noel An
Costume PA: Hannah Kim
Key Hair-and-Make-Up: Allyson Joyner
Hair-and-Make-Up Assistant: Noa Bolozky
Hair-and-Make-Up Assistant: Jenelle Quinn
Hair-and-Make-Up Intern: Ashley Abbot
Hair-and-Make-Up Intern: Wendy Jones
Hair-and-Make-Up Intern: Kate Graff
Catering Courtesy Of: Limelight Catering
Chef: Juan Reyes
Assistant Caterer: Jesus Lopez
Assistant Caterer: Alex Escobar
Craft Service: Lauren Snare
Studio Teacher: Beth McManigill
Key Set PA: Tony Love
Production Assistants:
Pierre Boladian
James Ridley
Alyssia Reis
Alex Anderson
Ben Trotter
Logan Felts
Nicholas Hasford
Jake Armbruster
Seul Lee
Assistant to Mr. Chu:
Heather McKay
Virgin Interns:
Bill Morean
Zach Carlson
Wardrobe Provided by:
Banana Republic
Additional Wardrobe Provided By
Converse
Tart
Levi's
Nine West
Robin's Jeans
Wet Seal
Marchez Vous
Cameras
Red Epic
Cameras Provided By
Keslow Camera
Lighting Provided By
Nova Lighting
Grip Equipment Provided By
Philly Grip
Condors and Lifts Provided By
Ahern Rentals
Expendables
Apache Rental
Location
Hangar 41 Bob Hope Airport
Production Assistance Provided By:
Los Angeles World Airports
BEHIND THE SCENES
Directed and Edited By
Marty James
Director of Photography
Phil Newman
Camera Operator: Joel Lavold
Camera Operator: Sean Costello
Camera Operator: Alissa Torvinen
Location Sound: Kevin Bellante
Behind The Scenes Music
APM Music LLC
DROP IT LIKE IT'S SAFE
Step it up for a chance to dance in a future version of our choreographed in-flight safety video. Show us what you got in a 15-second Instagram video, and tag it #VXsafetydance to submit your freshest freestyle dance moves to our panel of judges, including director Jon M. Chu, Footloose choreographer Jamal Sims, Step Up Revolution choreographer Christopher Scott, American Idol semifinalist Todrick Hall, and Virgin Produced Chief Creative Officer Justin Berfield. Buckle up to get down. Enter contest here.
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