By: Julie Holmes, ChoreoNation Instructor
Being the least paid athletes in today’s world, we sure have an undeniable presence that people cannot live without. Dance is everywhere we look, and has been since ancient history. Just like The Killers said it, “Are we human, or are we dancer?”. Excitingly, we have put together for you the most popular undertakings of dance from entertainment to engagement.
Millions of viewers are tuning in to Dance on Television every day. Whether it’s a show, a competition, or live performances, dancers are getting broadcasted now more than ever. We have picked out the most popular and best rated dance entertainment on tv.
The juicy and quite hysterical, Dance Moms started in 2011 and is still going strong. A show where a dancer’s mother has more beef than the dancers do in their entire body. This show engages all aged dancers, and their parents, setting the example of what it takes to fight your way to the top. Either reality or scripted, you can’t deny it’s going to have drama, so pick your poison!
World Of Dance (WOD), airing on NBC, brings together the nations best groups, soloist, duets & trios competing in front of celebrities and fans for an opportunity to win a grand prize of $1 million dollars! This is where you will see dancers quite literally dancing their hearts out. You can also follow them on IG to watch some of the best highlights & performances.
If you want to know what it takes to be a Pro-Cheerleader, DCC Making the Team is the perfect show that walks you through the behind-the-scenes intensity of joining the big leagues. It’s CMT’s most popular and longest running series. They also have a social media page for those who can’t access their tv network.
Lets face it, we don’t know when things will go back to “normal”. Dance studios are hardly staying open, classes are limited, and it’s not changing any time soon. All we have to do is adapt to this new era of dance and try our best to stay safe! Here’s what is trending for classes:
The new wave of the future! Apps are easily accessible now through smartphones, iPads & tablets, and standard desktops. Some are free and just for fun, while others are paid subscriptions providing multi-level training & feedback. Whatever works for you!
At first, getting to know the app at first can be a bit overwhelming for some, but nothing the internet can’t help with! Other than some How-To videos on YouTube, the application for Tik Tok is very user-friendly, and can be easily self taught. Also, keep in mind, this platform is used for a lot more than just dancing. If you are looking to drive more traffic to your page, there are several other fun trends to explore in this app.
How to find what’s trending? You can follow accounts that repost the newest and most favorited dance trends happening. Also, IG gives you the option to follow specific hashtags, so that when a new #dancechallenge is posted, you will be notified. This feature is also important when you or your team want to help push a post to be seen. Be sure to research what tags are trending and most popular.
Many dancers, choreographers & instructors are using this platform to post highlights from classes either in studio, online, or even live performances. IGTV allows longer videos & series opportunities to be posted with the ability to control the video playing features, such as pausing, rewinding, & forwarding, where a traditional IG post is only short viewings. An important reminder to always be sure you are appropriately tagging any choreographers, studios, and musical artist(s), giving them their well deserved recognition with each post. #sharethelove
This trendy application is offering something that no other dance app has done before, paying you for your choreography! If you have mad make-it-up skills, this is your open and ongoing invitation to make some fast cash. Be sure to check out the Choreography Requirements before submitting!
It’s never good-bye for dancers, the passion lives in our hearts forever. For some watching is better than doing, or vice versa, but we hope this article gives you the chance to explore which platform best suits you.
What are some of your favorite shows, classes, or apps?
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