Dance groups offer a fun and engaging way to bring the community together. They allow people creative expression and a heck of a workout session. Well-structured and coordinated dance groups can also earn from corporate events, talent shows, and other showcases. However, starting a dance group takes drive, elaborate planning, and flawless execution. A lot of hard work also comes into play to run a successful dance troupe. Here are some things you need when organizing a dance group.
A famous man once said, “a failure to plan is a plan to fail.” Having a purpose behind your dance group will help you formulate a plan and contingencies in the face of any disappointments. So, you should start by asking questions such as, why start a dance group?, which segment of the community will it serve? Or, how will this group benefit the community? Such questions lack straightforward answers. But what you’ll discover from these questions will help to plan against failure. The answers will also help you craft a strong vision and mission statement for your dance group.
Interest Within the Community
The community plays an integral role in the creation and sustained growth of the dance group. You can find dancers, clients as well as prospective sponsors within your community. One way to gauge the community’s interest is by putting it out online and prints ads all over town. You can make open casting calls for anyone with the necessary experience. Ensure to network with friends, co-workers, and family as you build a circle to help you attain your vision.
Types of Offerings
There’s a variety of ways to run and profit from a dance group. You could start by participating in contests to build your dancer’s confidence. Volunteering for local festivals and other local events can also help grow the brand. With some time and dedication, your troupe can even grace corporate events and other lucrative engagements.
Recruitment of Dancers
Volunteer dancers work well with contests and smaller community engagements. However, you should hire paid professionals if you plan to earn a substantial revenue. Casting calls and auditions will help you recruit the right dancers.
Rehearsal Time and Space
You can work with the troupe to find a convenient rehearsal time. You can spring for a professional rehearsal space such as a dance studio if you can meet the cost of the hourly rate. Feel free to shop around and be creative as you can use a park, school gym, or even a warehouse as a rehearsal space.