Posts in Dance Career 101
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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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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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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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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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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