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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Quick Tip on Web Presence: Why Social Media Profiles Aren't Enough

When it comes to your online presence, don't make the same mistake so many solopreneurs make time and again of relying solely on social media platforms to showcase your work.  Here's a quick tip on why your web presence needs more than a few social media profiles. 

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For Dance Parents: How to Support Your Dancer through Their Career Pursuit

A dance career can be incredibly fulfilling but also quite challenging to build.  Whether you're feeling a bit nervous for your dancer or have complete confidence that they'll make it big, here are a few things you can do to help support them on the journey ahead. 

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Letters to a Young Dancer #1: Dance Career or Not?

Just because you love dance and have a talent for it, doesn't mean you'd enjoy the hustle and bustle of making it your career.  The good news is if you've spent a significant amount of time with dance, then you've acquired some great skills that will serve you greatly in ANY career field you choose.

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When to Walk Away from a Dance Job

Being a professional is about more than just exchanging money for movement.  Being a professional also calls for the use of wisdom in choosing the projects that are in your best professional or personal interest.  Exercising such wisdom means you'll sometimes have to turn down a gig.  Continue reading to discover when it's best to walk away from your dance job.  

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Protect Your Pockets: How to Make Sure Your Dance Job Pays You

If you've been through a situation where you weren't paid for your work (like many of us have), the bad news is that you lost out on money that you were counting on and, in fact, earned.  The good news, however, is that you learned a valuable lesson on how brutal the business can be.

Whether you've experienced this or not, continue reading to discover 5 ways you can protect your pockets from this type of misfortune. 

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Rejected Again: How to Trust the Process

If you've been at your career hustle long enough, I'm sure you've heard the term "trust the process" a time or two.  Although ideas like this are intended to encourage us when we're feeling defeated, it can be hard to understand what that phrase really means.  Keep reading to find out what it means to trust the process and how to handle all the rejection your career pursuit will throw your way. 

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Help Them Go Pro: How to Teach Your Dancers to Develop Good Work Ethic Skills

So often dancers lack the professionalism that warrants the next job offer, and many times it's simply because they've never been taught what it means to be professional.  If you want to set your dance students up for success, here are four ways you can help them develop a great work ethic. 

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Give YOURSELF a Break!: 3 Ways to Boost Your Dance Career with Grad School

If you’re looking for a great way to take matters into your own hands, to give YOURSELF a break, and to launch (or relaunch) your professional career and personal life, then grad school might just be the next step for you.  Check out three of the most important things I learned during grad school and how you can use them to give your dance career an immediate boost.  

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