When St. Patrick’s Day celebrations push all things Irish into the spotlight, you may start thinking about adding Irish dancing to your skill set. But will it interfere with your concert dance training? A dancer trained in Irish dance and ballet compares the forms.
What are the pros and cons of traversing multiple genres in the dance field? Does it pay to be a Jack of all trades or will choreographers assume you’re a master of none? Featured columnist and dancer, Roger Lee shares his thoughts on what it’s like to find work and collect income from a variety of sources.
Experience and exposure in a variety of dance styles is important for creating versatile dancers and may even be a necessity for aspiring professionals. Being well-rounded in dance is a good thing. Exposure to different dance forms, starting at a young age, is a great thing. So where’s the myth? It lies in the misplaced emphasis on experience and omission of training.