Teaching dance isn’t all fun and games – I knew that going in. But, throughout 20 years as a dance instructor I have discovered some surprising difficulties and rewards in this career – things I never thought to think about at the start.
Career in Dance
If your plans for a career in dance include training in a college dance program, our list, “The Freshman Fifteen” offers valuable advice on what you can do to prepare right now.
Dancers care a lot about their potential to “make it” in a dance career. But do you and your students define potential the same way? How you talk to dancers about their futures matters.
Personal Branding sounds and often IS anything but personal, which is why I don’t like the term, especially for dance teachers. You want to “develop your personal brand?” Here’s how… and it’s probably not what you think.
Video auditions are used to qualify dancers for summer dance intensives, college and conservatories, and employment with dance companies. Professional dance videographer, Nel Shelby gives tips on making the best audition video possible.
Make the most of your dance audition experiences! Janaea’s checklist covers how to prepare, what to bring, how to conduct yourself during the audition, and tips for reflection afterward.