Mande Dagenais is a seven-time award-winning author. Her work as a choreographer, director, and producer has been appreciated by millions of people around the world. With over seventy stage shows to her credit, she has received accolades from some of the industry’s most discriminating critics and performers. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Starting Your Career as a Dancerby Mande Dagenais
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In Starting Your Career as a Dancer, author Mande Dagenais explains what it really takes to get into the business, be in the business, and survive in the business. Based on more than twenty-five years of experience in the performing arts as a dancer, teacher, choreographer/director, and producer, Dagenais offers insider advice and shares her vast knowledge while answering questions asked by professionals and beginners alike. Aspiring dancers will learn about different markets, venues, and types of work for dancers, and what to expect from a dancing job, while experienced dancers will appreciate helpful tips on where and how to find work, business management, and career transition. Covering topics ranging from audition dos and don’ts to injury prevention, this is absolutely the most comprehensive and practical guide you will find to the dancer’s profession.
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Look no further, if you are interested in a career in dance and the performing arts you absolutely need this book! I just finished reading Starting Your Career as a Dancer. As an ex dance teacher and professional dancer this book would have been a tremendous and invaluable tool for myself and my students! Mande covers the business of dance and aspects of show business that one can only know through experience. She shares her extensive knowledge and insider look at the reality of this business... A must!