I wasn’t engaging in social media in a meaningful or sincere way. It was like a bad relationship. Social media and I were just passing the time together rather than finding a deeper intimacy.
When it comes to curating your digital dance footprint, finding the sweet spot between too much and too little can yield a huge payoff, allowing for all kinds of new opportunities.
You caught us. We’re undeniably hooked on Austin Goodwin’s flair for hilarious honesty about the dance industry. In one of his wittiest Instagram videos, he asks his landlord if he can pay rent with “exposure,” since that’s the form of payment he often accepts from freelance jobs. “How many times have we heard ‘Look, there’s […]
Social media is brimming with nutrition advice. But not all of the information is useful—or even safe. Dancers hoping to pick up health-boosting tips on Instagram and other platforms need to make sure they’re listening to the right voices. To help you curate your feed, Dance Magazine asked three experts to shout out a few […]
Pandemic or not, Alison Stroming has been booking job after job—and she has her social media to thank. “Every job I’ve booked in quarantine has happened because someone DMed me or sent me an email saying, ‘We found you on Insta or TikTok,’ ” she says. Stroming, who started amassing her social media following while […]
Kara Leigh Cannella, a senior dance major at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, was scrolling through TikTok one day this fall, when she came across a sound that caught her attention. It was a 15-second clip called “HOOPLA,” by the user known as @kyleyoumadethat, and it instantly made her want to dance. She […]
Shortly after starting Jacob Jonas The Company in 2014, Jacob Jonas, then 21, realized there was a major hole in the dance industry. “Not many companies were taking advantage of digital marketing,” he says. He knew how much social media could get people to engage with art. So he created his own online empire called #CamerasandDancers, […]
I don’t know if these days will ever quite feel “normal.” Even if we do get a little more used to them with every passing week stuck inside, the stillness still seems wrong. For the Dance Magazine editors, instead of our usual schedules of performances, meetings and photo shoots, we’re each at home working extra […]