Pocket Guide for Dancers My decision to write this book was based on meeting so many dancers not knowing of where to go next having completed their training, dancers who became lost on their journey and needed direction. So I thought I could put together a small information book that could help guide them.
This book is intended to be a motivational one; I explore how to view rejection in another way, how to build up resilience to those never ending ‘no’s’ and how to use those familiar words as a powerful tool to succeed.
I was told many times that I was too old, the industry was too competitive, however, I have total belief that if one really wants to do something, there is always a way - always a new path to follow - and if a dancer is committed enough, understands the industry ‘ropes’ and uses a positive mind-set, then it’s just a matter of time until success will follow.
Having had little guidance and finding my own way into the industry, I had a clear vision and belief that this book could help so many dancers, it is a book I would have appreciated when I was auditioning.
Whether you are just embarking upon a new career, feeling stuck, lost or needing motivation and a bit of guidance from someone with 20 years’ experience in the industry, who has also been there. Using this guide will hopefully take dancers forward to securing those auditions and jobs.
This guide offers information about where to look for auditions, agents, where to take class, how to build rapport with future employers, and many more aspects of the dance industry, that will help give some valuable guidance.
Dance is such a wonderful business and, if we just take the time to do a little work on ourselves and view things differently, a dance career can be one that will last as long as you would like it to.