Building a career in dance isn’t always easy. Jobs are competitive, funding can be limited and roles often aren’t full time. As a result, it’s important that as an aspiring dance professional you approach your career in the spirit of entrepreneurship in order to identify and pursue the most productive professional path for you. In this article we explore the challenges you may face and the qualities you will need to forge a successful career in dance, adapted from Ali Duffy’s Careers in Dance. Qualities for a successful dance career Self-motivation There is rarely a time in a dance career that does not demand your persistent drive toward the next goal or job or promotion. You must be prepared to keep pushing yourself throughout your career because dance requires you to be completely present—and completely you—every day. Resilience and self-care Since many jobs in dance are highly competitive, you will likely experience a lot of rejection in the field. As a result, many dance professionals highlight the necessity for resilience and strategies for self-care. It’s important …
The topic of when to start pointe work has been hotly debated in recent years. But, how can you tell when a dancer is ready?
In January 2018 we were joined by expert dance coach Clare Guss-West for a free webinar on ‘Energy in Motion’.
We’re pleased to announce this year we will be supported the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science Regional Meeting in Ipswich. The event is taking place at Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich on Friday 26th May 2017.
We are pleased to announce we will once again be supporting The Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation’s ‘think tank’ day of professionals and ‘movers and shakers’ from across the arts hosted at StaatsBallett Berlin.
The greatest tool in achieving one’s ideals and optimal skills as a dancer is the mind, and how it communicates with the body; by discovering how we learn to dance, we motivate ourselves to fulfill our potential.
Come along and discover different perspectives on dancex for creative wellness from the UK and across Europe – inspiration for dancexrs, teachers as well as therapists, practitioners, trainers, carers, health care providers and those interested in integrating dancex and creativity into wellbeing and preventative health practice.