Many dancers struggle when they have to learn fast. How can you train your brain to pick up choreography quickly?
For ballet dancers looking to bridge the gap between school and company life, a pre-professional or trainee program is a logical step. These programs offer technique class alongside the chance to learn repertory and experience a professional dancer’s rehearsal schedule—occasionally with the promise of joining the main company by the end.
Generating feedback that feels aligned with the goals of your work can be a challenge—as can knowing what to do with that information once you get it.
It’s up to you and your organization to decide what you need from your circle of trusted advisors, whether that be diversity of experience, proven mentorship, idea springboards or big names who can help your company take the next step.
Grit is more than a grain of sand—it’s a powerful state of mind that can help propel your dance career. In psychological terms, grit is “the combination of passion and persistence towards long-term goals that are personally meaningful,” says Dr. Imogen Aujla, a dance psychology researcher, coach and lecturer. Building your own wellspring of grit […]
If you’ve dabbled in sporadically messaging your friends and frequent audience members to alert them about your upcoming shows, it might be time to upgrade to an official email newsletter.
Eight mandatory rehearsals. One nondisclosure agreement. Zero pay. These were a few of the specifications laid out in a casting call for dancers to be a part of the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show. After news got out that some dancers would be working as volunteers, and receiving no real benefits besides the exposure opportunity […]
“I always encourage dancers to tailor their resumés to every new job opportunity,” says Sophia Kozak