banner
Home Videos Photos Contact Us Partners
Articles by Topic Search News and Reviews
Dance Topics
Diet and Nutrition
Technique
Performance
Choreography

Dance Styles
Classical Ballet
Jazz Dance
Modern Dance
Tap Dance
Hip Hop
Social Dance

Dance Appreciation
Dance History
Dance Biographies

Dance Guides
Dance Dictionary
Q&A: Dance Advice

Dance Reviews
Dance Events
Dance Products
Press Releases

Dance Opportunity
University Dance
Dance Employment
Dance Auditions
Master Classes

Multimedia
Video Gallery
Photo Gallery

Mission Statement
Note from The Editor

RSS Feed
rss feed

Add to your
reader:
Bloglines
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator
Add to Google
Home > Dance Q&A

Advice on Becoming a Professional Dancer

Hello, I'm 23 years old, and am studying at a performing-arts musical theatre school. I’m in my last year and decided I want to dance professionally. Dance is my passion; I live and breathe it. I dance everyday and take extra lessons to keep progressing with technique. I even assist my teachers every week with pure enjoyment.

I am wondering how to reach for my goal of becoming a professional dancer in a dance company. I have so much determination; its the key quality I have which has pushed me to improve rapidly. I’m basically wondering, am I too late? I study ballet, contemporary and musical theatre, have done tap, and begun Latin dancing as well. My main strengths are contemporary and ballet dancing. Please let me know before I make any choices out of my depth.

Thank you,

C Louise




Hi C,

Our advice to you is to continue training with the best teachers you can find and start auditioning regularly. Learning how to audition is quite a process so get started! You are not too late – it’s never too late! If dance is coming out of your eyes, ears, mouth, body and most importantly – heart, then there is no reason to not give it your all to make it as a professional.

If this is what you really want to do and you are utterly committed to your technique and you consistently train and audition – then it’s only a matter of time until you’re right in the spot you imagined. Don’t let anyone cast doubt on you – reach for the stars! Good luck and let us know how it goes.

Thanks and happy dancing!

dancehelp



Voice your opinion in our Dance Forums! There are valuable dance topics being discussed right now – join in!





Sponsors
Email This Page to a Friend:
Your Name: Send to friend
Friend's Email:


Google


 Subscribe in a reader

Subscribe via Email:



Vegas Dance Auditions
Do you have the guts for VEGAS??

balanchine
Hats off to the masters of choreography!


"Dance is the hidden language of the soul." More Dance Quotes

fred astaire ginger rogers
See our tap dance video gallery.

martha graham
See our modern dance photo gallery.


See our ballet photo gallery.


Ward off tendonitis.

L.A. Contemporary Dance Company
 photo Then_Now_Onward2.jpg
Review on LACDC
Full Article...

The Eco-Friendly Dancer
grass
10 ways to save cash, stay green, and inspire others in today’s climate.
Full Article...

Dancehelp Reviews Toepads
Pointe Pads
Read our pointe toepad reviews!
Full Article...

SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE GUIDE

Check out the best summer dance intensive programs in your area
Full Article...

Should dancers avoid carbs?
carbs
Dieting Myths Debunked
Full Article...

How do I improve a low arch?Practice working...
pointe
Q: How can I strengthen my point and make my arch more flexible?
Full Article...

Brush up on Your Dance Trivia!
Dance Quiz
Take this short dance trivia quiz, how do you score?
Full Article...

STOMP Tours US!
Stomp dancer
STOMP is no ordinary performance, it's a rhythmic masterpiece.
Full Article...