5 Pieces of Advice for Future Choreographers


Say Something

If there is one thing that dance relies on above anything, it is emotion. When you choreograph or perform, your goal should be to share an emotional experience with your audience. Make a statement with your work. Tell a story. No matter what you do, make sure you are projecting an emotion. If people can watch your choreography without feeling anything, then they are missing out on a connection with you and anyone that performs your choreography.

Don’t be Afraid to Branch Out

You have probably seen dancers and choreographers that are successful across social media. They dance to popular songs, and people love their work. Don’t let this limit you. Popular songs come and go, and songs don’t make choreography. They compliment it. So, choose whatever songs and moves fit your goals and ideas. Don’t feel as though you have to follow in everyone else’s footsteps.

Always be Looking

You can’t set aside days to come up with ideas. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you should be looking for your next idea. You never know where you might find inspiration! Who knows, your next masterpiece could be inspired by the way you saw someone pushing a shopping cart or the way they walk around in public. Keep your eyes open because life will inspire your art more than anything else.

Ask for and Accept Feedback

As an artist, you should always be working to be better. Even with skill and talent, there will always be new things for you to explore and master. So, listen to what people have to say. This doesn’t mean that you should focus on negativity! Simply consider what people tell you, and make use of it in the way that is best for you and your journey toward even more amazing things.

Share

Art, especially dance, was made to be shared! Share you choreography with people. Dance in the street. Post videos on your social media. Whatever you do, show that world what you have to offer (and you have a lot to offer!).

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