Happy New Year 2019 from DancePlug

Well, Pluggers, now that 2018 is winding to a close, we wanted to look back on some of our articles in case you've missed them. Take a look at our list below.

Ace Your Next Dance Audition: A Step-By-Step Guide

Ace Your Next Dance Audition: A Step-By-Step Guide

If the thought of walking into an audition room fills you with dread, you’re not alone. Because even though auditioning is a necessary part of any dance career, it can still be a little scary for the most seasoned of professionals. But, with a little practice, (and our handy-dandy guide!), you can learn to tame that fear and give your all at every audition.

Managing Money on a Dancer's Salary

Managing Money on a Dancer's Salary

So, you’ve landed a cool new side gig, you’re feeling organized, and you have a little extra moolah in your bank account. Now what? We sat down with a certified financial advisor to get some tips on how to make managing your hard-earned dollars less intimidating.

4 Best Side Hustles For Dancers That Aren't Waiting Tables

4 Best Side Hustles For Dancers That Aren't Waiting Tables

If you’re working towards a dance career, chances are you’re also working one, two, or maybe even three jobs to make sure that you can pay for classes, buy dance wear, pay your rent, and, oh yeah, eat. And even though many dancers work in the food service or retail industry, there are also many other types of jobs available that mesh well with the busy life of a dancer. We picked our 4 favorite unconventional side jobs to get your creativity flowing.

So Much Dance, So Little Time: Time Management For Dancers

So Much Dance, So Little Time: Time Management For Dancers

Sure, being a dancer may look awesome from the outside. We just get to dance all the time, right? Well, even though we are lucky enough to spend our lives pursuing our passion, it takes a lot more than just time in the studio to make a career in dance work. Like we talked about in our last article, sometimes you have to balance what seems like a million jobs just to make ends meet. Overwhelmed? Don’t worry - we made a list of a few simple changes you can implement in your daily life that will make your life simpler and more productive.

How My Dance Major Equipped Me for Life Outside Dance

How My Dance Major Equipped Me for Life Outside Dance

Thinking about what life would look like beyond dance? Change is scary, and it may be the hardest thing in the world to try and picture a life where you’re not pursuing a dance career. But the reality is that you’ve much more equipped to try something new than you think!

Making Every Act Count: A Dancer's Guide to Performing Onstage

Making Every Act Count: A Dancer's Guide to Performing Onstage

Do you still get stage fright before you go onstage? Wake up every morning after a show feeling like you got run over by a train? Performing is a huge part of any dancer’s life, and it’s important to keep your instrument in tip-top shape to ensure you’re giving your best every time you step out of the wings - and we’re here to help you do it.

Jump Start Your Career By Performing in Holiday Shows

Jump Start Your Career By Performing in Holiday Shows

Even though the holidays may be over, it’s never too early to start thinking about next year, and how performing in a holiday show can advance your career! Read about how Christmas shows took Justin Keats’ career from Disneyland to the Broadway stage and beyond.

Happy New Year!!

About the author

Anne Luben has performed works by notable choreographers such as Donald McKayle, Bill T. Jones, Jiri Kylian, Idan Cohen, Alex Ketley, and Summer Lee Rhatigan, among others.