Posts tagged how much do dancers make
Think Again: 3 Dance Career Myths That Aren't True!

There's a decent amount of educating that needs to take place when it comes to pursuing dance as a profession.  Most people have no clue about what it takes to build, what the day-to-day looks like, or whether sustainability is even possible. Continue to reading to discover the truth about 3 common dance career myths.

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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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4 Types of Dance Careers & How They Make Money

We all know that there's no set path to becoming a professional dancer.  Aside from the years of training, dedication, and hard work, no two dancer's career paths will be exactly the same.  So your starting point is here...ready to be a #workingdancer.  Next, you'll need to know where you're going.  Here's some insight to help you find your destination. 

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10 Non-Performance Dance Jobs

When people think of dance careers, they commonly think of a ballet company member, studio owner/teacher, or performer/choreographer.  While those are all great career options, they're only a small piece of the dance pie.  

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How to Get Out of Your Head So You Can Nail Your Dance Audition

Since auditioning is such a huge part of a professional dancer's career, the info in this post is priceless. Not only am I giving you a whole slew of valuable audition tips, but I'm going to tell you about my worst audition ever! It's important to me that you know that there is life after a failure. If I can recover from my epic crash and burn and go on to have a fulfilling dance career, then you can too.

Okay. So here's the story.

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Sole Talk #2: Biggest Obstacle as a Working Dancer?

"What has been your biggest obstacle as a working dancer?" My response may throw you for a loop. See  for yourself. 

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How to Make Positive Lasting Impressions

When it comes to building your dance career, the impressions you make are even more important. Developing relationships and leaving positive lasting impressions are essential to getting and sustaining work as a freelance dancer.

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Tax Tips for Dancers

When I started making money solely from my work as a professional dancer, tax time got so much more complicated. Get all your ducks in a row well before next year's tax season. Here are a few tips to help you do that.

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How Your Focus Affects Your Attitude About Your Career

My dance career pursuit was in the pits.  Part of my trip to "Bitter-Town" and "Resentful-Ville" was funded by my winnings from the Dare-to-Compare game I'm always playing. And it goes a little something like this...

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Sole Talk #1: You have a dance degree. Now What?

I'd like to introduce you to Sole Talk, the "chat room" where our working dancer tribe can ask questions that haven't been covered yet on TheWorkingDancer.com. Tweet your question to me at @ChoreoByShate, and I'll feature it on my next session of Sole Talk.  First up, what to do after your gotten your college dance degree.

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How Your Ego Can Prevent You From Getting Work - Pt. 2

I wasn't moving forward as quickly as I wanted to, and my ego wanted me to quit. So I did. Or at least I tried to.  Learn from my mistakes.  Don't let anything come between you and your dance career dreams.

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What to Do When Your Parents Aren't On Board with Your Dance Career

So there I was....emotions running high, tears streaming down my face, fighting to be heard and for the chance to follow my heart.  My dreams of becoming a professional dancer were within reach, and I went for it.

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