My brand of education focuses on "rites of passage," giving youths significant experiences that help them mindfully transition into adulthood. I work to help students and young people know themselves more fully.
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Train, exercise, and attend dance classes to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness.
Study and practice dance moves required in roles.
Harmonize body movements to rhythm of musical accompaniment.
Perform classical, modern, or acrobatic dances in productions, expressing stories, rhythm, and sound with their bodies.
Collaborate with choreographers to refine or modify dance steps.
Level of Education Attained by Dancers
Most common level of education among people in this career: Less than a High School Diploma (47%)
Keep training to become the best YOU, you can be. You are the product you're "selling" and the better you know yourself and what you're capable of, the more you can offer the production team of a show. Keep training in the styles of dance that you're least comfortable in, because you never know when you are going to get a call for an audition dancing hip/hop or ballet. Take classes with as many different teachers as possible. Get your name out- you never know who might be looking to cast a show.
Freelance Dancer -- Senior Associate, Manager of Student Life ,
Freelance -- The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU
A high schooler looking to pursue modern dance should try to audit dance classes at the college programs they are most interested in, and should decide what is more important to them: living in a city with a vibrant dance scene versus going to school at a "traditional, campus" college.
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