What Should I Charge?: Rates for Performers, Dance Teachers, and Choreographers

Dancers know that we deserve proper compensation, and it’s time the rest of the world knows as well. Check out this list of tips and tricks on how performers, teachers, and choreographers can calculate their rates.

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How to Make Extra Money as a Dancer

With the awesome technology we now have at our fingertips, there are a number of ways you can use your craft to generate some extra income...IF you're willing to step outside your comfort zone and get creative. Here are 7 ways to earn extra money as a dancer.

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Finding Balance: Don't Let Your Dance Life Be Your WHOLE Life

As artistic entrepreneurs, we create our own goals, to-do lists, schedules, and more. This can be beautifully freeing and sometimes scary. Here are a few tips to help you stay focused, healthy, and happy in your career. 

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How to Get the Best Shots in Your Next Photo Shoot

If your social profile doesn't clearly and skillfully represent you as a working dancer, then chances are you've lost a job.  Not to worry, here are a few photo shoot tips from a recent article I wrote for Dance Magazine.  Use this insight to get the best shots in your next shoot so you can beautifully build your brand. 

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25+ Job Boards for Dancers

Finding dance work can be one of the trickiest parts of actually being a professional dancer.  With that, we thought we'd simplify your search by compiling a list of over 25 jobs boards that publish dance and other arts notices. 

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Keeping Busy: How to Build a Stream of Consistent Dance Work

Being a full time artist is a combination of cultivating unbridled passion and taking over 150% responsibility for yourself and your efforts. Interestingly enough, within the arts, getting the work is half the struggle. Here I hope to provide you with a map of sorts for finding and retaining consistent work.  

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Tips for Nourishing a Sustainable Dance Career

It is imperative that as a dancer you consider your body, mind, and soul as well as a variety of revenue streams when building a sustainable career.  Here are a few tips to help you nourish yourself and your career. 

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Nail Your Whole Dance Career by Doing This One Thing

If I had done this one thing from the very beginning, I could have saved myself so much heartache and lessons learned the hard way. Thankfully, those very lessons will help you have a much smoother start on your journey than I did.  Continue reading to discover the one thing you should do now to start making your way towards success in your dance career.

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How to Start Your Own Dance Convention

Producing a successful dance convention takes just as much gusto as any other business venture.  If you're entertaining the idea of creating the next big convention, check out these tips from Geena Ngaaje, choreographer, movement coach, and creator and executive producer of Dallas Hip-Hop Dance Festival. 

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6 Career Resources for Dancers

Access to information about becoming a professional dancer has increased greatly with many organizations offering career resources to the dance community at large.  Here's a list of several dance organizations that provide valuable resources to support, develop, or enhance your career. 

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