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Starting Your Career As a Dancer

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ISBN-10: 1581159064

ISBN-13: 9781581159066

Edition: 2012

Authors: Mande Dagenais

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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