An overview of RISE’s Dance Workshop
A passion for dance can bring so much joy into life whilst keeping us physically fit and healthy. Unfortunately the prospect of pursuing a career as a dancer, studio owner, choreographer, or dance related business owner, can be incredibly daunting. The dance world is demanding and a lot of uncertainty and anxiety lies around having a limited life-span where you are young and fit enough to dance professionally. RISE’s dance workshop is designed to expose teenagers to the different possibilities in the dance world and to help them explore what a career in dance really entails. The workshop covers the business skills needed to create a career in the dance world, the emotional skills needed to cope with stress and the pressures placed on a dancer’s body image, as well as how to create z cards and handle auditions like a pro. Dancers will also get a chance to explore the basics of a few new genres taught by teachers who are experienced, local specialists in their styles, making this dance workshop a one-of-a-kind opportunity in South Africa. Make new friends, have fun, improve your dancing, and explore the dance world so that you can make informed decisions about your future.
Becoming a skilled dancer requires practice, discipline and focus, skills that can be useful in other areas of everyone’s lives. According to “FamilyTalk Magazine,” dance lessons can help to spark creativity in teens and help them to develop an appreciation for the arts. Students who regularly participate in dance lessons typically tend to perform better academically than their non-participating peers. – Lindy Liebmann
Dance workshop outline
Week 1 – Dance: Contemporary and Lyrical
Week 2 – Business: Branding and Marketing
Week 3 – Dance: Emotional Endurance and a healthy dancer’s diet
Week 4 – Business: Money Management
Week 5 – Dance: Hip Hop and Jazz
Week 6 – Business: Marketing
Week 7 – Dance: Owning a studio or teaching dance
Week 8 – Dance: Basic Latin
Week 9 – Business: Basic business skills
Week 10 – Business: Networking
Week 11 – Dance: Freestyle
Week 12 – Business: Dealing with criticism
Week 13 – Dance: Auditions and Performing – 1
Week 14 – Business: Basic business skills
Week 15 – Dance: Auditions and Performing – 2
Week 16 – Dance: Showdance
Week 17 – Business: Becoming a dance-based entrepreneur
* Please contact us if you would like an in-depth outline of the topics that this course covers
Why dance with RISE?
At RISE we believe that dancers own their own career as very few dancers find permanent employment – instead they tend to run a free-lance type of career for themselves. They have a limited life-span on stage (much like any athlete) and as a result many go into business, whether in the entertainment industry or elsewhere, and build new ventures off the brand they have established for themselves. At RISE we encourage an open mind to all business opportunities our dancers may have, right from the start of their career. This course is designed to show dancers how to speak to their clients, brand themselves, look after themselves legally, and be professional enough to make it in the entertainment industry. It takes dancers through the A-Z basics of managing their own career and making money off their dance hobby.
Our students are mentored by none other than Lindy Liebmann and have access to a number of guest lecturers throughout the course. Lindy introduces her dancers to big players in the industry, advocates for fellow choreographers to hire her dancers, notifies her dancers of all suitable Jo’burg based auditions, and includes them in her own private studio concerts. RISE dancers are lucky to be mentored by one of South Africa’s best dance-based entrepreneurs!
This workshop is offered in Johannesburg
The fees for this workshop are R8 000 (split into smaller monthly payments)
Want to get involved?
Please fill out an application form here.