Category Archive: Positivity

On Moving To LA: 3 Crucial Keys To Succeed – Cat Rendic

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From Santiago, Chile, then New York to LA, Cat has earned an established reputation as a successful dancer in the commercial industry. Having toured with Shakira and Britney Spears, and also worked with artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Beyonce, Pitbull, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, and many, many more, she offers these words of wisdom to other aspiring dancers.

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On Moving To LA: 7 Keys To A Dancer’s Success – JC Ryan Carrier

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JC Ryan Carrier from New Hampshire moved to LA to pursue dance, and has worked with Lady Gaga, Lil Kim, Keyshia Cole, Ricky Martin, Ceelo Green, Ke$ha, and Jason Derulo to name a few. Currently expanding into choreography, JC is always striving to grow as an artist, and gives us his top 7 important keys to success.

Pursuing The Industry: Plan vs. Persistence – Natalie Gilmore

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Natalie Gilmore, dancer since age 5 and LA resident since 2005, has earned a reputation through her hard work, diligence, and positive mindset. Having worked for artists such as Jay Sean, Joe Jonas, Avril Lavigne, and most recently Justin Timberlake, she has much insight to offer aspiring dancers.

A Rollercoaster Called “The Audition”

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Ever wondered what it feels like to audition?! Dancers spend much of their time attending auditions to land a job–just like going to an interview! Here is a personal account of the auditioning experience from a dancer’s point of view. Written by April Rodriguez.

Why Wait For Opportunities When You Can Create Your Own? Advice From Gigi

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“Stay Relevant. Grind & Hustle on a Daily. Manage your Time.”

5 Ways To Stay Positive In The Dance Industry

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1. Seek and create genuine friendships. No, not for the sake of networking, but to build a network of support in a very unpredictable world. 2. Keep your negative voices quiet. It’s easy to give in, but negativity will cripple you . Welcome experiences with open arms and an open mind… as much as possible.

“The Best Version Of Me” – Kyle Hanagami

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Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of comments these days. Why is everyone saying things now like “That’s not dance” and “you can’t dance unless you can groove” or “that’s not hip hop”. I don’t understand why everyone is such a critic these days. I’ll be the first person to admit when I don’t know about a certain style or genre of dance, but I will also be the first person to ask about it so I can learn…