22 May Your guide to becoming a professional dancer [article]
If You Want to be Professional Dancer, You Can’t Miss This
When was the last time you heard ‘Dance is Not a Real Job’?
Every dance artist among us, who is pursuing his passion, will have come across this outrageous statement at least once in their lives. To all of you who have, here’s some truth – You Are Not Alone.Every dancing legend, living or dead, has had to deal with this kind of negativity in their life at some stage. And guess what? They finally did make it big and you can too. There’s nothing stopping you from achieving your goal. If you are serious about becoming a professional dancer, here is some help that you could really use.
Know Your Calling
Like any profession, dancing offers a lot of opportunities to those who choose to pursue it. But, to achieve excellence in any particular style or sub-category, you need to develop a crystal clear goal of where you want to see yourself in the future. Maybe you want to join a dance company, become a choreographer, sign up with an artist, create events, or do something else. Build a career strategy and focus your energies to become the best at it.
Make Your Style a Brand
Once you make a career choice, you now need to create a powerful brand out of yourself. For this, you need the right combinations of style and individuality. Ask yourself what dancing styles you love the most, and thoroughly enjoy doing them. If you can manage to combine them together to create a unique dance style of your own, then people will begin to relate you to ‘your’ style. As you grow, people will start recognizing you as an expert of that style and you will create a niche for yourself. And yes, do not forget to create a distinct appearance for yourself too. That’s part of the branding process.
Practice, Practice, Practice
You want to become a dance teacher? You learn it from other dance teachers, period. Enroll in a course, do your research, and do whatever it takes to become good at it. With enough time spent on any particular skill, anyone can become an expert at it.
Networking Is Key
Knowing the right people can make a world of difference. In real life, who you know is often more important that what you know. So, polish those social skills and set the ball rolling.
How will people know there is a new talent in the town unless you tell them? Be active on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms; create a website; do all it takes to get the word out. If you are not online, you pretty much do not exist today. Also, put an effort in creating your bio. It should make people feel that they know you. And, people will always help you if they know you.
If you are looking to take up dancing as a career, these tips will help you get going. Remember, at the end of the day, if you love what you do, people will see the spark. Keep trying and keep dancing!
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