There are a few aspects of televised dance that I find annoying but what I truly love about the success of dance on television is its potential for building awareness of what it is to be a dancer and for expanding the dance audience. I don’t think filmed productions can replace live performance, even the flashy stuff on TV doesn’t come close. It is my hope though that, as its small-screen cousin has done, dance which makes its home in live-performance venues will begin to embrace its inner “hottie” in the coming year.
While many organizations focus solely on the performance, Anaheim Ballet has been prolifically creating video podcasts which feature way more than dance. t’s relevant, it’s entertaining, and it’s smart!
Dancers, instructors, schools and studios will benefit from an online presence. Antiquated websites aren’t going to cut it for bringing in new customers who are checking you out online first. While word-of-mouth is still extremely important, people are relying on word-of-mouth found online.
UPDATE!!! I was able to watch now that they have it up on dancelifetv.com. Here are a few of my thoughts. I encourage you to add your own in the comments below this post.