Touring dancers must be smart about their money. Take it from a dancer who has been on the road and be prepared. Know how you’re getting paid and where the money is going so that you can have some fun along the way.
working as a dancer
When preparing a dance audition piece, there are the 3 essential steps to a successful selection. Don’t miss getting hired or chosen for an opportunity because you’ve skipped these.
It’s audition season for dance companies, college programs, and summer study. Dancers face many decisions. The first is figuring out which opportunities are the right ones to pursue. Start by asking the right questions as you prepare to audition and interview.
The path from the insular world of college dance to a real career in dance and dancemaking is rarely a straight line. Lauren illustrates this beautifully with a peek into her own journey, while also providing the soon-to-be or recent graduate with some solid (and remarkably clear-cut) advice.
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.
I cannot possibly advise if you’ll “make it” as a professional dancer. Even your teachers may not be able to advise you. Naysayers are a frequent catalyst and have launched many a career in dance. Only YOU can make the decision and YOU are the only person that is responsible and can be held accountable for the outcome.