Dance Articles > 15 Truths About Being a Professional Dancer

Discussion in 'Dance Articles' started by SDsalsaguy, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

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  2. chachachacat

    chachachacat Well-Known Member

    Excellent article.
    Iq DaNcEr likes this.
  3. Alexandar Spassov

    Alexandar Spassov New Member

  4. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

    good life lessons in general as well!
  5. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    6. Information is not knowledge. Sooooooooooooooooooo true.
  6. Jamal

    Jamal New Member

    Never really thought any of these things tbh
  7. dbk

    dbk Well-Known Member

    Ohhh my god I've seen this problem so many times. Cold comfort for those of us with very little natural talent...

    All of the rest of them are great too - all very applicable to life, not just dancing.
  8. alexandrahweis

    alexandrahweis Active Member

    This is fabulous
  9. artofdance

    artofdance New Member

    Very true, what people do for the love of dance
  10. SadieMarie

    SadieMarie New Member

    Great article thanks for sharing!
  11. skyblue

    skyblue New Member

    Yes, great article for dancers of all genres. Think about a ballet class. Even professional level classes start with plies and tendus at EVERY class!
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  12. Brandee Stuart

    Brandee Stuart New Member

    1. Dance is Hard~ A lot of students I get come in thinking that dance is easy. The pros do a great job in making it look easy don't they :)) They honestly have no idea how much work actually goes into it. Shortly after - the weak fade away, but the strong survive. The passion outweighs the struggle and eventually they realize their dreams. I believe this to be true in the professional arena. So many dancers dream of making it in the big leagues, but they soon realize that they are merely a beginner - again - and can't seem to swallow that fact that they have to continue training on whole different level and broaden their horizons so that they can audition for anything that comes there way. It's a true hustle and only the strongest will survive.

    I think this is a great article to share with my more advanced students. It gives a realistic idea of what it will take mentally and physically.
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  13. JSquared

    JSquared New Member

    Makes me happy to be a dancer, very appreciative of all's it's taught me.
  14. DanceBattles

    DanceBattles New Member

    Very interesting, a great article. Thanks :)
  15. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

  16. TomDCG

    TomDCG New Member

    hey it strikes me that this article could be about almost anything... like most of the points made are almost universal truths... Like I have always been taught - nothing worthwhile is ever easy...

    Great article
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  17. CCdance

    CCdance Active Member

    4. There may not be a tomorrow. –…Dance every day as if it is the final performance. Don’t save the joy of dance for the stage. Infuse even your routine classroom exercises with passion!

    almost made me cry lol but so true!
  18. ChoreoByShate

    ChoreoByShate New Member

    "The greatest opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones..."

    Amen to that! Great article.
  19. singndance

    singndance Well-Known Member

    So glad this post was bumped, as I had not seen this article previously. Definitely applies to other genres, and I can relate to it even though I am not a pro.
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  20. armaniperez112

    armaniperez112 New Member

    Being a professional dancer takes a lot of effort and understanding of your craft. All those 15 truths about being a professional dancer is true. Sure enough, dance is hard and there's so many things you still don't know. There's a saying that experience is the best teacher so it applies to everyone professional or not.

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