You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost. Martha Graham
Empowering The Artist is a 10 week online experience offers an in-depth look in the preparations needed to begin an international dance career. Extending dancers beyond their previous training and understanding of what to expect from life, as well as what is expected in both performance and self-promotion. This includes but not limited to The Business of Dance; Self Care & Motivation; Goal Setting & Intentions: Career Development, Marketing and Life Skills; The History of Commercial Dance; Truth in Performance: development of choreographic & performance skills; Create Your Own Content and a Dancers Showcase.
This course has three central focuses. The Art, The Artist & The Business. Further develop and enhance your Dance training, translating and refocusing it through Stage, Film and TV and making you the best dancer you can be. Educating you about LA. How "The Industry" works for dancers (and what is meant by that term) and how best to leverage that. Discovering your true creative self, what does it mean to step into my power? Preparation + Opportunity = Success!
Empowering The Artist provides the emerging creative a safe environment from which to launch his or her career on an international level. This includes programmed activities that promote and allow growth in multiple areas, including additional guidance from LA Professionals, AAFTA partners and staff; whilst also providing a creative community of peer support.
INCLUDING 2 MONTHS FREE ONLINE TUITION TO TMILLY
PLUS ENTRY TO THE INSPIRED DANCE FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA
EMPOWERING THE DANCER 3 - NEW DATES!
MAY 3RD 2021 - JULY 25TH 2021
Mondays 5.30-7.30pm PST/Tuesdays 10.30-12.30pm AEST
Wednesdays 5.30-7.30pm PST/Thursdays 10.30-12.30pm AEST
Saturday's 5.30-7.30pm PST/Sundays 10.30-12.30pm AEST
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a. LEARNING LA - City, Lifestyle, History, Attitudes.
b. TIMELINES - Unrealistic Timelines, Commitments, Fears, Expectations and Realities.
c. ASSUMPTIONS - What is the job of an "DANCER"? Realities vs Ideals. Culture vs Culture. Stage vs Film.
d. DREAMS -The why? Your manifesto. Your dream career.
a. DO YOUR RESEARCH - Unique Selling points, Market Research, Competition, Branding & Headshots
b. MAKE A PLAN - Business Plans, Investments, Business Essentials
c. PLAN YOUR FINANCES - Expenses, Profits, Return for investment, Marketing plans
d. GET YOUR TEAM READY - Team building, Managers, Agents, Lawyers, Coaches, Choreographers and Mentors.
e. PROMOTING AND MARKETING - Resumes, Unique Selling Propositions, Social Media, Casting Directors and choreographers.
a. GOAL SETTING AND INTENTIONS - Definitions, Types, Systems, Intentions
b. PSYCHOLOGY OF GOAL SETTING - Strengths & Weaknesses; Value Systems; Self Evaluation; Character Arcs.
c. TIME MANAGEMENT - Obstacles, Time Management, Problem Solving & Organisational
d. STEPS TO SUCCESS - Setting courses, Planning, Accountability, Rewards
a. A DANCERS SELF-CARE - Health & Fitness, Mindfulness & Motivation.
b. THE POWER OF VOICE & MOVEMENT - Voice & Breath, Nutrition, Nervous Systems & the Body
c. EMOTIONAL MATURITY - Accountability, Re-centering, Re-connecting & Holistic
d. THE ARTISTIC SELF VS THE PERSONAL SELF - Crossing the Artistic Threshold, Habits, Ego & Interference.
a. TECHNIQUES - Jazz Age; Modern Dance; Musical Theatre; Hip-Hop and Commercial Dance
b. CHOREOGRAPHERS & DANCE TRAIL BLAZERS - Bob Fosse; Alvin Ailey; Martha Graham; Shane Sparks;
c. THE RISE OF MTV & DANCE ON TELEVISION - Sitcom, Procedurals, Drama & Streaming
d. DANCE ON FILM- Golden Age, Independent Cinema, Modern Blockbuster & Our Future
a. CONCEPT CREATION - Ideas & Mood Boards; Characters & Concepts; Genres & Limitations; Project Aims & Outlines.
b. WRITING & DEVELOPMENT - On The Page; Look Books; Pre Production and Casting.
c. FILMMAKING 101 - Location Scouting, Lighting and Audio Equipment; Creative Recourses & Optimisation; Basic Composition; The People In The Scene; Shot Size & Visualisation of assembly.
d. POST PRODUCTION - Editing software; Media Management; Assembly, Colour Grading & Post Production.
a. ACTING VS HOW TO ACT - Truth – the basics; Humanity vs Playing; Idea or stereotype; Find the place where you and your character meet.
b. LISTENING & TRANSLATING - Listening; Asking The Right Questions; Repetition; & Presence
c. MOVEMENT & THE ARTISTIC SELF - Energy; Intentions; Actions & Script Work
d. SCRIPT ANALYSIS - Building and creating a compelling character; Inner Monologues; Beat to Beat & Given Circumstances.
e. APPLYING THE TOOLS - Understanding Voyeurism vs. Exhibitionism; Film vs. Stage performance; Choices & Emotions.
f. THE WORK - Preparation Vs Control; Auditions Vs Performance; Effective Collaboration & Mastering Triggers.
DANCE INTERNATIONAL - JUNE 2021