I searched a long time for the appropriate reference for this shot. I used video reference of myself, but I didn’t quite get the “giddiness” as much as I felt necessary. Finally I went back to the Disney princesses. Are archetype GIRLS they provided great reference for my own main character. I mainly relied on Anna from Frozen:
It gave me the idea to work in more skips and the “bouncing” movement of her upper body. Together with the realisation that I needed more rhythm it allowed me to add a lot more dynamic to her performance, which was originally a little stiff.