A woman steps into the New York studio with ballet shoes on and hair slicked back in a bun. Sweat drips down the sides of her face as she looks on at the other dancers on the floor, hardly damp. She knows she is too old to be a professional dancer. She dances because she loves it, and her determination to be a better dancer is utterly awe-inspiring.
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Pilates is rapidly becoming the top profession in the dance and fitness world. New workout regimes are fusing Ballet barre work with strength and stretching techniques. Dancers who take Pilates on a regular basis understand how to use their core properly and are highly aware of safe dance practice.
Are you planning a vacation soon? It might be time to pack your bags, because a ticket overseas may just be the way to becoming a better dancer. When you go on holiday, particularly in another country, you feel like you have landed on cloud nine. Your mind is clear, your shoulders are weight free, and you are ready to grab any opportunity with both hands.
‘Making it’ as a professional dancer is hard. Not only do you have to be talented, but your passion for dance has to exceed beyond all other things. Sacrifices must be made, along with the sweat and tears. But what every professional dancer has in common, is the ability to work harder than they did before, due to all the pressures they face from criticism and rejection.
Dancers from Australia are travelling overseas to see if they can make it professionally in the dance industry. There is a trick to being successful; and it is not exactly a glamorous one.
Do you want to go bigger and further in your career than ever before? Need a place to get exposure in the professional world but don’t know where to start?
Megan Jane Dance Tours is an exciting opportunity for all young dancers wanting overseas dance exposure. Megan Jane Dal Santo, the director and founder of the tour is a Melbourne country girl born and bred, but has lived in New York. She has created a dance tour for all young students who want that ‘big apple’ experience.