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Performance spaces for non-professional adult dancers: Why should they have to stop?
Blog Perform better as an amateur dancer - in 4 steps
The process of getting there, of developing a work of dance art with people who become like family, can be just as special. For youth and young adults, dance studios, schools and other after-school programs can offer these spaces. For adults, once leaving higher education, the majority of performance opportunities are in the professional realm — that is, wherein one is being paid to perform. Amateur opportunities meaning for which one is not paid, not as any indication of capability seem all too rare. Nozama Dance Collective.
Dancing with the Amateur Stars
You're a dance lover. You train once, maybe twice a week in a dance class. When you go on stage, you have to know for sure what you are doing. In fact, not only do you have to perform the right steps in the right order, but you also have to take that extra step and perform a choreography. Do you want to know how you, as a dance lover, can boost your performance to get a step closer to the skills of a professional dancer?
Amateur ballroom dance enthusiasts value dance not just as a hobby, but as an indelible component of their identity. The three of us—Alex, my husband, Bob, and me—stood chatting in front of a window fan in the sweltering studio at the beginning of our regular lesson. We had just mentioned that we were thinking of flying out to Las Vegas to watch Alex and his wife, Maria, dance in a competition in December. At this point, Bob and I were still neophytes, with just over a year of lessons under our belts.