Resources For Dancers

DANCE UNIONS:

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DANCE MARKETING & MANAGEMENT

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http://dansetrack.com/start-up-and-dance-a-21st-century-approach-to-dance-management-marketing/

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INFORMATION FOR DANCERS CONSIDERING RETIREMENT:

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FUNDRAISING FOR YOUR CREATIVE PROJECTS:

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DANCE PUBLICATIONS

Books

Magazines

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DANCE AGENTS

DO I REALLY NEED AN AGENT?    The answer is– it depends.   The important thing to point out is that career success ultimately depends upon the performer and how hard they are willing to work.  It is also important to make as many contacts as possible and to just get out there and be seen!  So, which dancers do not typically have agents?  The answer would be—most dancers, particularly those in ballet or modern dance companies, just to name a few.  On the other hand, dancers that you might see performing in such settings as concert venues,  music videos, or televised awards shows are often represented by agents.  In many of these cases, it is only through the agent that the dancer actually hears about the audition. So, whether or not you need an agent will depend largely on the type of dancing you want to do.

With that in mind, here are some links to some of the most reputable agents that represent many dancers, just to give you an idea.

  • Bloc Agency:  a talent agency that represents choreographers, dancers and extreme athletes for feature film, episodic and commercial television, live stage and theatre performances, industrials, music videos, and print.  They’re main offices are  in Los Angeles, New York City and Atlanta.  Their website can be found here: http://la.blocagency.com/talent/
  • McDonald Selznick Associates (MSA):  Is an agency that represents some of the biggest names in the business.  The currently have offices in Los Angeles and New York.  Their website is located at: http://msaagency.com/

Answers4Dancers has some useful information regarding agent listings at: http://www.answers4dancers.com/free-for-you/agent-listings.html.  Note that, the information at the link provided is free to access, but some of the information at Answers4Dancers (such as audition notices) requires a paid subscription.

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