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    Starting Your Career As a Dancer

    ISBN-10: 1581159064
    ISBN-13: 9781581159066
    Author(s): Mande Dagenais
    Description: In Starting Your Career as a Dancer, author Mande Dagenais explains what it really takes to get into the business, be in the business, and survive in the business. Based on more than twenty-five years of experience in the performing arts as a  More...
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    Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 304
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 0.990
    Language: English

    In Starting Your Career as a Dancer, author Mande Dagenais explains what it really takes to get into the business, be in the business, and survive in the business. Based on more than twenty-five years of experience in the performing arts as a dancer, teacher, choreographer/director, and producer, Dagenais offers insider advice and shares her vast knowledge while answering questions asked by professionals and beginners alike. Aspiring dancers will learn about different markets, venues, and types of work for dancers, and what to expect from a dancing job, while experienced dancers will appreciate helpful tips on where and how to find work, business management, and career transition. Covering topics ranging from audition dos and don’ts to injury prevention, this is absolutely the most comprehensive and practical guide you will find to the dancer’s profession.

    Mande Dagenais is a seven-time award-winning author. Her work as a choreographer, director, and producer has been appreciated by millions of people around the world. With over seventy stage shows to her credit, she has received accolades from some of the industry's most discriminating critics and performers. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    Foreword
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Born to Dance-Turning Dreams into Goals into Commitments
    Inspiration-Trusting Personal Heroes and Mentors
    Triple Threat-Training + Versatility = Options
    Dancing for a Degree-To College or Not to College?
    Leave Your Attitude Where It Belongs-At the Door!
    Markets and Venues-Where and How to Find a Gig
    The Audition-What It Takes to Get the Gig
    It's Showtime, Folks!-Let the Fun Begin
    Fit to Dance-You Are What You Eat
    Let's Get Physical-Injury Recognition and Prevention
    In Perfect Balance-Mind Over Matter
    No More Starving Artist-The Business of Being in "the Biz"
    United We Stand-Union or Non-Union?
    Money Makes the World Go 'Round-You Are Your Business
    Life after the Stage-Career Transitions
    The Grand Finale-Summary
    Afterword
    Contact Information
    About the Author
    Special Contributors
    References
    Index

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