Jojo Diggs is a world-renowned teacher and freestyle dancer. With a focus on House Dance, she has traveled across the continents sharing her art and gift of moving others. Putting her passion to contribute to others over 'looking good,' Jojo gives us a boldly honest look at her path in the dance world. Once dance found Jojo in Virginia, her love for movement carried her across the country, eventually to Los Angeles. And it wasn't about having a career in LA for Jojo; she just wanted to dance. From there, we learn how Jojo began building an international following and speak on the theme of repeatedly choosing dance over a 9-5. From vonversing on the topinc of what qualifies a dance instructor to teach, to touching on spiritual experiences, Jojo's intelligence, directness, and heart is a treat to experience.
Meet Emeroy Bernardo. He owns his own social media marketing company, has a family, and to top it off, is a B-boy/Locker who travels doing what he loves. Oh, and of course, he also worked a 9-5 in his 'previous life.' Today Emeroy is here to sharer his expertise on social media, as it has become a major tool for dancers, teachers, and choreographers. With different platforms available and the world of on-line teaching expanding, there are many ways to market yourself and build a following.
Take out a a note pad, or use an app on your phone to get valuable nuggets of information which include: recommendations on which platforms are growing fastest, creating passive income as a dance teacher, utilizing the internet to expand your roster, tech advice for filming tutorials, how Instragram's new 1 minute video impacts other social media platforms, Snapchat 101, outsorcing your workload, utilizing Facebook ads, and more... and more... oh, and then some more.
Not only will Eden Shabtai's credits make your jaw drop, but her resilience and journey to a consistent dream-worthy career in the dance industry proves that one does not need to sacrifice their values to 'make it' in entertainment. Eden shares the unbelieveable story of her beginning in dance and the work ethic that lead to choreographing for artists such as Chris Brown.
For professional dancers, you will get tips and insights on topics such as do's and dont's for headshots, what casting/choreographers look for in auditions, and her view on booking talent she is familiar with. This episode of DanceSpeak will show the attitudes and spirit of someone who has defied many odds to become someone who proudly books dancers on their dream jobs and never stops growing.
Truth be told, there is no one title that can do justice to Episode 12 of DanceSpeak with Aisha Francis. As a teacher/movement coach/choreographer who has a jaw-dropping resume that she started as a dancer, Aisha walks us through her journey through the ever-evolving dance industry. Some of the topics we go over are: performance over perfection, working your brand around your target jobs, how Aisha developed her heels technique, and not being afraid to take breaks. We speak about Aisha's early start in teaching and the day she booked Beyonce. You'll also get to hear advice that Aisha has for dancers auditioning, from her pespective as a choreographer. Regardless of the hat you wear in the dance world, or if you're listening as a fan (I know I sure am one), this episode will be rich with tips, anecdotes, and inspiration for your journey.
This episode of DanceSpeak 'Goes There' with a no holds barred conversation on the dance world. Jay Chris has accomplished a lot as a high-level dancer and leader of his own dance company. It is a treat to get his thoughts on the gambit of what dancers out here are talking about in our daily lives.
Keep in mind, opinions are what we are providing here, opening up the conversation on topics such as: social media sugar coating, dating for dancers, variation in opportunities based upon height, and the Facebook post that sparked a back-and-forth on the impact of social media following connected with teaching. Grab a coffee, a water, your favorite snack, and enjoy Episode 11 of DanceSpeak!
Debbie Reynolds: www.drdancestudio.com/faculty/jay-chris-moore
After 15 years of experience in the dance world, Galit has worked as Assistant Choreographer for Prince, danced in numerous music videos, including Pharrell Williams' "Happy", has been featured in two dance publications, and currently works as a dance instructor and conditioning specialist in Los Angeles and around the country.