How to date a dancer

18 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Dancer

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1. She owns a lot of hair and beauty products. Always in her purse: Big Sexy Hair hairspray, double-sided tape, Ardell false lashes, sheer-to-waist stockings, Victoria's Secret Bombshell bra, and stud Swarovski crystal earrings. It's not that she's vain. It's just part of the job.

2. She will almost always break out in dance. When a song that she's performed to comes on, she will break out into a full-blown routine. Don't think that just because you're in a car you're safe. She will dance and drive.

3. She will stretch anywhere, anytime, any day. Her insane level of flexibility will amaze you. Just think of all the crazy positions you could put her in.

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4. If she asks for a body massage, it's not foreplay. It's actually quite the opposite. She's hurting and very tired, so please don't go there.

5. She doesn't need you to be a good dancer. That's her job. What she does want is someone who has some rhythm and is completely unafraid to let loose on the dance floor.

6. She loves to eat. A lot. The girl can work up a good appetite after hours upon hours of dancing, which is pretty much straight cardio.

7. If she passes by a mirror, she will always check herself out. Dancers practically live in front of a mirror.

8. Be prepared to hear her say, "5-6-7-8." She will take pictures using a "5-6-7-8" warning count instead of "1-2-3" whenever possible. In her mind, the numerical order begins with "5."

9. She loves movie night, but she'll always choose a dancing movie. As far as she's concerned, there are only three movie genres: dance romance, dance comedy, and dance drama. You'll memorize every line in the movie Burlesque without even realizing it. Oh, and you'll probably also be roped into watching Dancing With the Stars, America's Best Dance Crew, and So You Think You Can Dance.

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10. She doesn't have time for jealous guys. Don't get angry or jealous when she has to perform in skintight or revealing clothing for an audience. Understand that it's part of her job. If you aren't prepared to handle that aspect, you shouldn't be dating a dancer!

11. She has a demanding schedule. "I can't go because I have dance" is a legit excuse that she'll whip out a lot. She's not trying to blow you off. She really just has minimal time to hangout. Most classes or rehearsals are at night. Performances often fall on the weekends. Free time is limited. But don't worry, this girl will always find time for you. You'll learn to love lunch dates!

12. She loves outgoing guys. If there's an opportunity for spontaneous dancing in public, you'd better be prepared.

13. She has tons of energy. Dance is a stress reliever and said to be used for therapeutic reasons. It's kind of like having runner's high all the time. There's no better lover than a girl who will make you smile when your mood needs a major up lift.

14. Never underestimate the art of dance. Never make light of dance in her presence. It looks glamorous from the outside, but you have no idea the skill that is required to compete in dance. Do not debate her on this one.

15. This girl loves to know she is appreciated. After extensive rehearsals, competitions, performances, and everything being a dancer entails, she loves to know at the end of the day, you appreciate her hard work and dedication. It takes a certain type of man to really understand her commitment and loyalty to dance.

16. Don't worry — just because she knows the entire "Single Ladies" dance from Beyoncé's music video does not mean she wishes she were single. She memorized every dance move and can bust out the entire three-minute, 19-second dance routine on the spot.

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17. She will dominate all the closet space. Half her closet is full of tutus and bedazzled bra tops from past performances. These are very sentimental to her, and she will want to hold onto these forever. Don't waste your time asking her to clean out her closet to make room for your stuff because it ain't happening.

18. If you get married, know that your first dance at the wedding is going to be a huge production. Most girls dream about their wedding dresses. This girl dreams about choreographing a whole performance for the first dance, so be prepared to take dance classes in the future. She can't have non-dancers out-dance her at her own wedding.

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Why You Shouldn't (Or Should!) Date A Dancer

Wanna know what dating a dancer is really like?Well, one thing we can say for sure is that it's not always rainbows and couples choreo.

It's more like this: 21 Things All Dancer Couples Have Experienced

Whether you're thinking about dating a dancer, you're currently dating a dancer, or you've dated a dancer...You'll be able to relate to this list of pros and cons...

Pro #1: Same dance schedules = same free time!

If you've ever dated a non-dancer, then you'll realize that you can only talk to him/her before or after practice because it's too hectic during, right? So you can either text him/her before 7pm or after 2am, but news flash: some people actually sleep before midnight. Not dancers, though. Dancers are up at random hours of the night; have you ever checked Facebook after a really long practice and noticed the people online are mostly dancers? Exactly.

With schedules coinciding, you can hang out at with your dancer girlfriend or dancer boyfriend, in the wee hours of the night and eat together at 4am (though I'm pretty sure this is not great for your health). But whatever. Dating a dancer will enable your late-night binges. **TEAMCEST BONUS: YOU GET TO PRACTICE TOGETHER, WHICH EQUALS TIME TOGETHER!**

Pro #2: #NoNewFriends – the same social circles of dancers

Let's face it: dance teams take up so much of your time that your only other friends outside of your team are either your parents, your dog, or other dancers on other teams that you met that one time at that one party through that one friend and now you guys follow each other on Instagram and comment on each others' photos saying, "LET'S HANG OUT SOON!" or "WERRRRRRRK" or "YASSSSSSS"

Recognize these? Dancers on Instagram VS. Dancers In Real Life

Because you guys have the same friends, it makes hanging out easier, which makes group settings less awkward! **TEAMCEST BONUS: YOU GUYS LITERALLY HAVE THE SAME FRIENDS BECAUSE YOUR ONLY FRIENDS ARE ON YOUR TEAM.**

Pro #3: You share the same interest and passion for dance

The love and passion for dance that dancers share is something indescribable, something that you can only feel personally. When you find a dancer who shares the same interest as you do – the same drive, the same commitment to dance – it feels fantastic.

Through this, you two can motivate each other to work harder and become better dancers, or push to reach whatever goals you have for your dance career.It's a special bond.

Read other ways this bond is formed: Why Are Dancers So Attracted To Other Dancers?

Pro #4: Did someone say collab? Making choreography with your bf/gf!

Appppppaaaarently dance couples just LOVE dancing together and collaborating. Guess it's cute. On the real though, if you're dating a dancer, then that's an automatic partner for any couples choreography, an automatic viewer/critic for any choreo that you want to present, and an automatic idea-bounce-off-er. It's a more than a romantic relationship – it's a creative partnership.

Not sure how to start? Read this: How To Collab With Someone To Make A Piece

Pro #5: Always having something to talk about

Do you fear long term commitments/relationships because you are nervous of running out of things to talk about later on in the relationship? Fear not! From fangirling new videos to criticizing the placings at that one competition, you two will always have the DANCE WORLD to talk about.


Pro #6: "Did you see ____'s new video OMG"

Going along #1's note on synced schedules, you'll just be synced up in life, including new concept/workshop videos released. You have some someone to watch these videos with. And let me tell you, regular non-dancing people can only watch so many before they want to do something... more productive with their lives. NOT DANCERS THOUGH.

Pro #7: The pro you've been thinking about but didn't think I'd say but I'm saying it...

"Dancers are generally better in bed since they have an idea of rhythm."Someone told me that, we're just quoting it.Alright. Moving right along to...

Starting with: The con that we didn't even think about 'til someone else said it...

"We're both tired as sh*t all the time. Tired = no sex."Is this true? We dunno. Ha.


Woo, you scored a dancer. Good for you Glenn Coco, you go Glenn Coco. However, that is not going to stop all the other thirsty b*tches and dudes in the dance community from eyeing your significant other. There will never be enough Gatorade to quench the thirst of the dance community. You've been warned. Don't get crazy.

Con #3: #NoNewFriends (Part II) – Same. Social. Circles.

So like we said earlier, the community is small. And because the community is so tight, if things get a little messy, don't think that it'll be a secret. IT SPREADS DUDE.EVERYTHING SPREADS.

Con #4: Different dance teams = different schedules

So you're one of the lucky ones who somehow branched out at a mixer and is dating a dancer from a different team. Congratulations to you!But your practices are Monday/Wednesday while his are Tuesday/Thursday? And it's 'long distance' because he's on a different team too?Omg this sounds like a happy ending we cannot wait to hear how this goes.

Con #5: GET ON MAH LEVEL – When one of you is obviously way way better at dancing

Now that you've snagged yourself a dancer, you are clearly Keone and Mari – except you're not. This is pretty shallow, but hypothetically speaking, if your girlfriend or boyfriend is a better dancer than you are, then your life can either go one of two ways: you can either be inspired to become a better dancer OR you can either feel threatened by them, and tension can be created.

It's no one's fault; it's not like you guys dated each other based on dance skill (or maybe you did), but the idea that one of you is better than the other is just kind of... unsettling. Everyone is at least a little competitive. The only solution to this is to either both be really really good, or both be really really mediocre. Boom. **TEAMCEST BONUS – CASTING. BLOCKING. SYMPATHY. YOUR BOYFRIEND GOT BACK CORNER WHILE YOU'RE OFF THE RIGHT SHOULDER OF CENTER. WHAT DO YOU DO. WHAT DO YOU DO?!**

Con #6: Not realizing there's actually a world outside of dance

When you're dancing, in competition mode, in practice mode, then you have school or a job or both. .. plus a relationship, you think that hanging out at practice is enough time to hang out. You see each other for hours in a parking lot, you see each other at competitions, isn't that the same thing? NO. WRONG. IT IS NOT THE SAME THING. As probably the most common answer as a con to dance-lationships (mostly in teamcestual situations):

"You see each other all the time, but sometimes you need to actually go out and do some date type sh*t cause let me tell you, that doesn't happen."

Just because you see each other at practices or you spend time together at competitions or performances does NOT classify as spending time together as a couple (well it does, but it shouldn't be the only time you spend together). Remember that relationships need spontaneity, they need romance, and they need some nights where you sit at home and watch Netflix together.

Try these! 11 Creative Date Ideas For Dancers

Con #7: When all good things must come to an end

The dance community is small and everyone knows everything, so dancer breakups are pretty sucky. The best way to get over your ex is actually NOT by seeing him/her the night after your broke up and then for every night for 5+ hours for the next few weeks. Anyway, this is not to discourage you from swiping right on Tinder to that cute guy on GRV, but this is also not to encourage you to try and spark a game of Truth or Dare at your team's retreat and somehow rigging it so that you dare someone to make out with you... whuuuut.

In any case, you're young, people are attractive, and you only love once maybe #yolom, so have fun! Maybe you'll find the love of your life!Or maybe you'll agree with Chris Brown after finding out that some hoes, in fact, are not loyal.GOOD LUCK.Watch this article play out IRL in our STEEZY Original below!

Maybe catch your crush's (or boyfriend/girlfriend's) attention by becoming BOMB at dancing – with the help of STEEZY Studio.

Choreographer - Description of the profession. Where to study and where to work

Description of the profession

A choreographer is a member of the creative profession who choreographs dances for his troupe or any other group of dancers. No matter who performs the dance (boy group or corps de ballet), the movements in it are always connected with each other, and not chaotic. This is the result of choreographic work.

The choreographer works with the dancers to complete their movements in the form of a dance piece. Some choreographers use their skills to remake existing dances, while others use techniques like contact improvisation to create entirely new works.

The choreographer conducts training sessions with the dancers, visits and evaluates their performance in the evening, and does administrative work the rest of the time.
The choreographer also develops ideas, evaluates and selects dancers, selects costumes, music, etc.

Dance and song are manifestations of folk art. Each nation has its own national dances, according to which it is clear that they belong to any state. Ordinary people, after hard work in the field, had only one entertainment - to dance.

In the estates of rich people, specially hired dancers danced to brighten up the boring evening of the nobles. In the 12th century, the court dance came into fashion, when many couples circled around. It was very important to move beautifully, as the public opinion of gentlemen and ladies depended on it to some extent.

Therefore, professional choreographers were faced with the task of teaching the manners that should be manifested during the dance.

Video Profession "Choreographer".

Personal qualities

The choreographer must naturally be able to dance, be a good organizer and creative person. After all, the work lies in the fact that you have to coordinate the actions of all the dancers, come up with images and a concept. You need to be able to be original, because improvisers are the ones who succeed. It is also desirable to love communication, because it will be necessary to meet with many people: artists, producers, dancers, dressers.

Education (What do you need to know?)

You can learn choreography at a semi-professional level in a dance studio. Education in this specialty can be obtained in our city only at the Faculty of Modern Dance of the Humanitarian University.

Place of work and career

Choreographers can be found in dance companies, musical theatres, opera, television, film sets, festivals, cruise ships and even on the catwalk.

Related professions:

Actor, Actress, Designer, Composer, Artist

Useful Courses:

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Where to study?

Tyumen State Institute of Culture

Choreographic art

Full-time (4 years)
Part-time (5 years)

free (8 seats)

University of the Humanities

Faculty of Contemporary Dance

Choreographic art

Full-time (4 years)
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Faculty of Choreography

Choreographic art

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16 lovers of the pop queen with whom she had an age difference

The queen of pop is now dating a dancer who is much younger than her, but this has happened before

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A few years ago, the public was stirred up by the fact that at that time 61-year-old Madonna was dating 25-year-old dancer Ahlamalik Williams. The age difference is 36 years, but this is not the first time that the queen of pop has started relationships with those who are younger or older than her. However, Madonna had many lovers and even mistresses, she made shocking the meaning of her life and was always open to relationships. Almost each of her novels became public and was covered in detail on the pages of the "yellow" press.

Today the pop diva is celebrating her 63rd birthday and she is still in a relationship with Ahlamalik, although journalists thought that this relationship would not last long, and Williams is just another "boy toy" of the world famous singer.

Madonna and Ahlamalik Williams / Photo: Instagram madonna

Madonna and Ahlamalik Williams

On her birthday, Madonna showed some shots from the dressing room, where she sits surrounded by bouquets of flowers and gifts - including antique silver jewelry in ethnic style and fashionable handbags. "Open for gifts," the pop diva captioned the pictures.

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Madonna celebrates her 63rd birthday

Focus gathered all Madonna's lovers, with whom she had a significant age difference. After all, the queen of pop, whose songs defined an era, can afford to be a little extravagant in a relationship and just be happy. And how old she herself, or her partner, is not so important.

Ahlamalik Williams, aged 25 at the time of relationship with Madonna Important

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Madonna and Akhalmalik Williams, her last passion

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Madonna's last passion. Just two years older than her daughter Lourdes. According to rumors, he has been dating the queen of pop for three months. Akhalmalik, the son of a military veteran, dreams of "changing the world through art." The young man worked in the show ballet of the singer and participated in her world tour.

Kevin Sampaio, 26

Madonna and Kevin Sampaio

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Madonna has been dating handsome Kevin since 2017. The age difference was 33 years. Madonna has repeatedly said that she was impressed by the fact that Kevin "did not run to the press after the first date." The young man works as a model with Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Armani. A closely met with Madonna during the filming of the video Bitch I'm Madonna.

It is his singer who passionately kisses him at the very beginning of the video. Kevin did not advertise his relationship with the idol of millions and they parted without too much drama.

Timor Steffens, 26

Madonna and Timor Steffens

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In 2014, Madonna dated a Dutch choreographer and dancer. He was thirty years younger than the singer, the relationship looked promising, but the couple suddenly broke up during a holiday in Europe. As a source from the singer's entourage later said, they were preparing to celebrate the singer's 56th birthday when she "politely asked him to take his luggage and leave." And so it happened. Timor gave several interviews in which he spoke warmly about Madonna and said that he "did not feel the difference in age", since his lovers were always older than him and he "learned a lot from them. "

Brahim Zaibat, 23

Madonna and Brahim Zaibat

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French dancer and Muslim Brahim was 29 years younger than the queen of pop and their relationship lasted from 2010 to 2013. They often appeared together in public, exchanged kisses and showed affection in every possible way. Although Madonna does not speak French, and her lover's English was not very good, a source close to the singer claimed that they really had a good time together. But Madonna was greatly crippled by the critics' defeat of her film "WE. Believe in Love" about the relationship between King Edward VIII and a divorced American Wallis Simpson, for the sake of life with whom he abdicated. Brahim tried to comfort his girlfriend, but this was not enough and they soon parted.

Jesus Luz, 21

Madonna and Jesus Luz

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About sex with a model from Brazil, Madonna said that it was the best sex in her life, which probably did not sound very flattering for her ex-husband, director Guy Ritchie, with whom the singer broke up shortly before. Madonna was 29 years older than Jesusyears, they met at a photo shoot for W magazine in December 2008 and were in a relationship for about two years. They broke up because this relationship began to "tire" the pop diva. But young Jesus learned a lot from this relationship: he became a highly paid DJ and his modeling career took off.

Alex Rodriguez, 32

Madonna and Alex Rodriguez

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Tabloids attribute to Madonna a short-term affair with professional American baseball player Alex Rodriguez, currently the ex-boyfriend of singer Jennifer Lopez. Alex is 18 years younger than Madonna, their romance was so secret that even the ubiquitous paparazzi failed to photograph the star couple together. But Alex went to her concerts, and Madonna attended matches with his participation. Thus, they treated their broken hearts: both survived difficult divorces.

Guy Ritchie, 32

Madonna and Guy Ritchie

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British director Guy Ritchie is 10 years younger than Madonna. They got married in 2000 and lived together for eight years. The couple have a common son, Rocco. Guy reaped the benefits of popularity after the release of his sensational films "Locks, Stock, Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch", he shot several videos for his wife and the film "Swept Away", defeated by critics. After the scandalous divorce, the director said that he wanted a simple family life, and Madonna lived for show and never for a second forgot about her superstar status. The singer was more categorical, after the divorce she called Guy "mentally retarded."

Carlos Leon, 23

Madonna and Carlos Leon

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In the 90s, the whole world was actively discussing Madonna's next novel. She dated coach and dancer Carlos Leon. This relationship lasted only seven months, but the result was the birth of their daughter Lourdes. Leon was eight years younger than his famous mistress, and even though he is now happily married and raising his son, he still remembers the affair with Madonna with tenderness. “I don’t regret anything, I couldn’t change anything. I am always grateful to Madonna,” Carlos admits in an interview.

Dennis Rodman, 33

Madonna and Dennis Rodman

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The famous basketball player dated Madonna in the mid-90s for several months. He is three years younger than the pop star. And after parting, he said in an interview that the singer passionately wanted to get pregnant. He even had to fly from Las Vegas to New York to have sex with her during ovulation. She even offered him $20 million for the pregnancy. But these efforts were unsuccessful and the couple broke up.

Tupac Shakur, 23

Madonna and Tupac Shakur

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The famous and now deceased rapper and pop queen had a brief relationship in the mid-90s. The age difference was 13 years. The novel became known when Tupac's letters to Madonna got up for auction. It was clear from a message the rapper wrote while in prison that the relationship ended because he feared that dating a white woman would jeopardize his career and let down the people who "counted on him."

Vanilla Ice, 24

Madonna and Vanilla Ice

Rapper Vanilla Ice caught Madonna's attention in 1991-1992. Madonna was nine years older than her lover, as the rapper himself spoke about in an interview. In 2011, he told reporters that "she was older than me and was a great lover." But the passionate romance, which lasted eight months, ended after the publication of Madonna's scandalous book "Sex". There are pictures of the singer with the rapper and that is what caused the breakup. “I was offended that I unwittingly became part of this stupid book. It was disgusting and cheap. We had a relationship, but it turned out that she was fucking with all these people,” said Vanilla Ice.

Warren Beatty, 52

Madonna and Warren Beatty

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Since 1989, Madonna has been dating actor Warren Beatty, who was 21 years older than her. They starred together in the movie "Dick Tracy". Critics assumed it was a publicity stunt for the film, as Warren and Madonna looked so different. He is an old-school actor, calm, poised, polished and elegant, she is the controversial "Material Girl", performing in peaked bras. But, nevertheless, they had a warm relationship. They broke up because Madonna loved publicity, and Beatty preferred peace and his young mistress tired him.

John F. Kennedy Jr., 27

Madonna and John Kennedy Jr.

Madonna was two years older than him and hated by John's mother, Jackie Onnasis. Rumors claim that this is due to the image of Marilyn Monroe, which at one time was persistently exploited by the singer. But, most likely, Kennedy Jr. was just another "toy" of the pop queen, which caused outrage among the ex-first lady of America. This relationship was short-lived, then he met with actress Daryl Hannah, married Caroline Besset, the director of the Calvin Klein store, and three years after the wedding, he died in a plane crash along with his wife and her older sister.

Sandra Bernhard, 30

Madonna and Sandra Bernhard

In the 90s, the romance of actress and comedian Sandra Bernhard and Madonna was not in doubt. They were separated by an insignificant three years, they were young, performed together, went to parties and TV shows, and repeatedly kissed in public. However, now Sandra denies that she was in a relationship with the pop diva. "I didn't sleep with Madonna. We just pulled the strings and drove journalists crazy. We were just friends," Sandra assures. But we don't believe her.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 22

Madonna and Jean-Michel Basquiat

Brooklyn artist, graffiti artist and neo-expressionist was three years younger than Madonna. He collaborated with Andy Warhol, he was chased by all the gallery owners in New York, and, according to Madonna herself, he was the only person whom she "really" envied. The novel of two talented people of art did not last long: Basquiat used drugs. He died of an overdose at the age of 27 in his own studio.

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