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The ULTIMATE Dance Career Pathways & Future Jobs List [Videos & Links]

Are you worried about what future employment opportunities there are for a dancer? Wondering what career pathways and jobs are available after graduation or college? Well stress no more, we have compiled a list of almost 40 dance careers with real-life examples for each career that will hopefully put your mind at ease in knowing that there is an abundance …

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Which is Better? A Competition Focused or Non Competitive dance school?

There are two local dance schools in my neighbourhood. I’ve been told one participates in a lot of dance competitions where as the other doesn’t and is more of a ballet focused school. So now I am wondering which is better for my kid? A non-competitive dance or ballet studio will generally focus on developing technical excellence whereas a competition …

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Best Free Online Dance Classes and Tutorials for School Aged Kids

Finding good quality free online dance lessons for kids that actually allow for learning to occur rather than idle observation is hard, but luckily we’ve done all the hard work for you. This list includes tonnes of videos, links and our reviews of the best FREE online dance, fitness and movement classes and tutorials for kids! My kids and I …

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Best Free Online Dance Classes for Toddlers & Preschoolers

As a parent of four kids, a one and four year old amongst others having a handy list with links to some of the best online toddler and preschooler dance lessons can be a lifesaver. I don’t particularly love letting my little ones idly watch screens, so when it also involves them moving it gets a tick of approval from …

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How to Effectively Sort Out Problems With Your Child’s Dance Teacher

Recently I have had a few small but contentious issues arise regarding dance costume fees, music choices and hostile dance moms. These small dilemmas were stressing me out and I was worried about how to approach my daughters dance teacher so that we could effectively resolve each problem. Having been a dance teacher and as a dance mom: The best …

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What is a Dance Parent Contract and is it Legally Binding?

Dance parent contracts are becoming more and more common at dance schools especially when signing your children onto dance teams. So what are they and are they legally binding? A dance parent contract is a written agreement signed by both you and your dance studio in which you commit to uphold responsibilities such as: paying for lessons and costumes on …

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How many years of dance or ballet does it take to be a professional?

Ballerinas and dancers train for many years to master their craft. So how many years of training might it take your child to become a professional dancer or ballerina? On average it takes 9 years of disciplined training to become a professional dancer. This is based on a dancer becoming serious at age 9 and turning pro at 18. Becoming …