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Dancer Do’s and Don’ts
OK so all of us young dancers have the same questions…
DO I start building social media accounts
DO I want to have thousands of followers
DO I reach out to other dancers/choreographers
DO I want to do this as a profession in my future
So of course, the answers are different for every individual but,
I would say DO use social media to build a positive profile and bio for yourself as a dancer,
DON’T try to rack up thousands of followers too quickly, usually this means you’re allowing strangers, fake accounts and even creeps to monitor your page. It’s not worth it. Screen all of your new followers and keep our entire young dance community safe.
DO be active on your account post current photos, support fellow dancers and it is ok to reach out to other dancers and choreographers. Social media is a great way to help build relationships and connections that may help you in your future, should you choose to dance. (Which leads me to the next question.)
Whether you DO or DO NOT plan to be a part of the professional dance community is entirely up to you! Don’t think that just because you may not be the top 3 overall winner at every competition or convention that you have any less chance of working in the industry as the dancers who are always on top and have won every title. There are all sorts of dance related jobs that need to be filled and I have been told by several top casting directors that it has more to do with the “look” they are needing, the work ethic of the dancers and the overall character and personality of each individual. So DON’T count yourself out!
At the end of the day… JUST SLAY!