Posts tagged the working dancer
Ask Me Anything!

I’ve been looking for a way to connect more with my tribe - so, here it is! Ask Me Anything is just that - an opportunity to get answers to your most pressing questions or even general wonderings.

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Ask Yourself These 3 Questions Before Making Your Next Career Decision

Sometimes obligations overlap, and we’re faced with some difficult decisions. When those challenging choices come flooding in, ask yourself these three questions to help you make a decision.

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Dance Icon David Winters Show Us What Happens When Tough Guys Dance

David Winters has produced and directed over 80 feature films and over 200 television shows and TV movies, and is recognized as nothing short of an icon in the entertainment industry. In Tough Guys Do Dance, he shares many fascinating and, at times, jaw-dropping behind-the-scenes stories regarding his associations with some of the biggest names in show business—names like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, and Michael Jackson, to name a few. It is filled with personal stories of David’s life that at times may seem hard to imagine and is told with David’s personal voice and real-life humility in a way that only he could tell.

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How to Make the Best Dance Marketing Videos for Social Media

Since there are so many videos competing for everyone’s attention, it’s extremely important to create compelling videos that do what they’re intended to do. Check out these tips from a recent article I wrote for Dance Magazine to discover the secret to creating dance marketing videos people will actually want to watch.

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After You're Booked: The One Thing You Should Know

You booked the job of your dreams! Your hard work has finally paid off, right? Well, just a heads up: there’s a lot more work ahead of you. We all know to shine our hardest in auditions. Here’s what I wish I had realized when I booked the job…

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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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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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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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