30 PIECES OF ADVICE FOR YOUNG DANCERS

30 PIECES OF ADVICE FOR YOUNG DANCERS

Dance is more than a sport, it’s more than an after school activity and more than an art form. For many young dancers, it becomes their lifestyle. It effects who they are as a person, their hopes and dreams for the future and the way they see the world around them. Here’s 30 pieces of advice we have for young dancers:

  1. Don’t skip ballet, even if it’s not your favourite
  2. Go to all your classes, you’ll feel good once you’re there
  3. Dance is a good break from study
  4. But don’t use it as an excuse to not focus on school
  5. Dance is an expensive and time consuming activity! Be thankful for your parents
  6. Learn to accept compliments
  7. And how to take criticism
  8. Competition and eisteddfods are stage experience, learn from them!
  9. Always put in 110% effort into your appearance for performances INCLUDING LASHES AND RED LIPSTICK! It’s good training for future jobs!
  10. You can still be seen from the back line
  11. All teachers have favourites, use it as inspiration to work harder
  12. Attitude is more important than talent
  13. Stick up for yourself, it’s a tough industry!
  14. Be confident, be positive but don’t be SNOBBY
  15. Dance is a team sport, support each other
  16. Try all styles of dance, even if you don’t think it’s for you 
  17. First impressions count, they may not seem important now but they could be your future employer
  18. Early is on time, on time is late and late is unacceptable!
  19. Warm yourself up before classes, teachers won’t always do it for you
  20. Do as many workshops and classes with different choreographers as possible
  21. Sometimes you won’t get the part, there’s more to a role than talent
  22. Point your toes, stretch your legs & stand up tall
  23. Teachers time is valuable, don’t waste it being unprepared
  24. Be prepared for auditions. Take EVERY shoe and EVERY outfit
  25. Dance friends are friends for life, cherish the relationship
  26. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, especially for a career opportunity
  27. Wear deodorant, and top up throughout class
  28. If you fall over on stage, get back up
  29. BUY THE DVD AND THE PHOTOS, they will make great girls nights in the future
  30. The time you spend in dance class will be some of the best of your life, cherish every moment and never forget the memories.

 

 

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