Careers in DanceCollege Preparation<br />Goal: To be introduced to the various options you have to develop a career using ...
Dance Performance and Choreography<br />Broadway Musicals- New York<br />Videos-New York and California<br />Professional ...
College Preparation<br />Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance<br />Why get your degree if you are going to perform?<br />Perform...
What kind of program do you need?<br />Pick an program that includes many dance forms and performance opportunities.<br />...
Performance Career Needs<br />Agent- this person finds you auditions on a continual basis and books you paying gigs they g...
Auditioning<br />Always come looking good in proper dance attire and with make up and hair pulled back, no jewelry.<br />B...
Resources for Auditions and Agencies<br />www.answers4dancers.com/free-for-you/agent-listings.html<br />http://www.danceus...
Real Dancers<br />
Effort and Discipline<br />
Self Discipline<br />
Starting you own company<br />Non-Profit Organizations<br />Including an educational program<br />Renting theatres<br />Ad...
Resources for funding and development<br />http://www.nea.gov/resources/disciplines/dance/resources.html<br />http://www.i...
Career transitions for dancers and Alternative uses for your dance education<br />
Dance Education<br />Studio Education: Requires no certification, but does not pay as much or include health benefits most...
National Dance Education Organization<br />http://www.ndeo.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=893257&module_id=56441<br />
Writing for dancers<br />Dance Critique: reviews dance shows and performances. Works for newspapers generally.<br />Write ...
Dance Movement Therapy<br />
College Pathway to Movement therapy<br />Dance/Movement Therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotio...
Dance Administration, historian or research<br />Full time jobs available in universities, large dance companies and organ...
Physical Therapy and Dance medicine<br />You have a distinct knowledge of the human body and how it works through your art...
Home work:<br />Create a list of talents and skills that you have. This can be personality traits, arts skills, academic s...
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  1. 1. Careers in DanceCollege Preparation<br />Goal: To be introduced to the various options you have to develop a career using you dance ability and knowledge<br />Objective1: To Introduce various careers in dance and the college pathways to success<br />Objective 2: To identify your talents and skills that would lead to a specific career plan and educational plan that suits your personal needs.<br />Objective 3: Begin Portfolio Preparation<br />
  2. 2. Dance Performance and Choreography<br />Broadway Musicals- New York<br />Videos-New York and California<br />Professional Dance Companies-All over the country<br />Commercials –New York and California<br />Movies-New York and primarily California<br />
  3. 3. College Preparation<br />Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance<br />Why get your degree if you are going to perform?<br />Performance careers don’t generally last forever, especially for a dancer<br />Prepared you for a career transition when this time comes<br />
  4. 4. What kind of program do you need?<br />Pick an program that includes many dance forms and performance opportunities.<br />A program that is conservatory based <br />One that includes training in acting and vocals is more beneficial for musical theatre.<br />There are some musical theatre major programs but you must be able to sing, act and dance and it is highly competitive.<br />
  5. 5. Performance Career Needs<br />Agent- this person finds you auditions on a continual basis and books you paying gigs they get paid by taking percentage of what you get offered for each successful job attained.<br />To audition for an agent you will need: <br />Headshot<br />Portfolio including DVD of you dancing and highlighting ALL of your talents<br />
  6. 6. Auditioning<br />Always come looking good in proper dance attire and with make up and hair pulled back, no jewelry.<br />Be sure to introduce yourself with a smile and a hand shake to anyone involved. You never know who you will see again.<br />Try to wear colors that will make you stand out.<br />Dance FULL OUT! As soon as you arrive you should warm yourself up.<br />Get there early so you can get a good spot up front. If they can’t see you they won’t pick you.<br />
  7. 7. Resources for Auditions and Agencies<br />www.answers4dancers.com/free-for-you/agent-listings.html<br />http://www.danceusa.org/<br />http://www.casting-call.us/dance-auditions.php<br />www.philadelphiadance.org<br />
  8. 8. Real Dancers<br />
  9. 9. Effort and Discipline<br />
  10. 10. Self Discipline<br />
  11. 11. Starting you own company<br />Non-Profit Organizations<br />Including an educational program<br />Renting theatres<br />Administrative Responsibilities<br />Marketing and Advertising<br />Seeking Grants: Grant Writing<br />
  12. 12. Resources for funding and development<br />http://www.nea.gov/resources/disciplines/dance/resources.html<br />http://www.irs.gov/charities/topic/index.html<br />www.danceusa.org<br />http://www.getty.edu/foundation/funding/<br />http://www.pcah.us/dance<br />
  13. 13. Career transitions for dancers and Alternative uses for your dance education<br />
  14. 14. Dance Education<br />Studio Education: Requires no certification, but does not pay as much or include health benefits most of the time.<br />Pre K-12 Education: Requires and Bachelors and Masters Degree; Ed. M. (in some states) and an official state certification that is different for each state.<br />University Level: <br />Adjunct Faculty: BA, Bachelor of Arts; MFA, Master of Fine Arts: only a part-time position, many professional dancers do this<br />Tenure Faculty: BA, MFA or M.Ed. And Ph. D. Doctorate Level: highest level of academic achievement in dance. Can run your own college department<br />
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  16. 16. National Dance Education Organization<br />http://www.ndeo.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=893257&module_id=56441<br />
  17. 17. Writing for dancers<br />Dance Critique: reviews dance shows and performances. Works for newspapers generally.<br />Write for a dance magazine.<br />Dance Magazine<br />Dance Spirit<br />Dance Teacher<br />Point Magazine<br />
  18. 18. Dance Movement Therapy<br />
  19. 19. College Pathway to Movement therapy<br />Dance/Movement Therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration of individuals.<br />Undergraduate Degree in:<br />Psychology<br />Dance<br />Graduate Degree:<br /><ul><li> Dance Movement Therapy</li></li></ul><li>Universities and Colleges<br />Drexel University<br />Melbourne University (Australia)<br />Antioch University New England<br />Columbia College Chicago<br />Lesley University<br />Naropa University<br />Pratt Institute<br />
  20. 20. Dance Administration, historian or research<br />Full time jobs available in universities, large dance companies and organizations.<br />Undergraduate degree and Masters Degree. PhD. for University programs.<br />www.miamidade.jobing.com/Job_Details2.asp?JobID=2590633<br />www.cordance.org/dance-research-journal<br />
  21. 21. Physical Therapy and Dance medicine<br />You have a distinct knowledge of the human body and how it works through your art. These are two areas you could apply this knowledge!<br />Bachelors and Masters Degree<br />www.iadms.org/index.cfm<br />www.med.nyu.edu/hjd/harkness/<br />
  22. 22. Home work:<br />Create a list of talents and skills that you have. This can be personality traits, arts skills, academic skills, co-curricular interests. List everyting.<br />Create one page dance artist career statement that includes:<br />Pick a career in dance that you think you would be good at and describe why? Include the skills you put on your list in the description.<br />What pathway do you want to take for college to make this a reality? <br />What is you dream job? How can you make this happen?<br />Whatpersonal qualities will it take to work towards you goal?<br />

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