How to join a dance crew

How to Start a Dance Crew — Brown Girls Do Ballet®

Have you ever dreamed of having your own dance crew? Maybe you’ve imagined yourself and a group of friends performing for tips in Times Square, or competing for fun in a nightclub, or even just boasting your moves on TikTok. No matter what your idea of what a great dance crew consists of, you can make your vision come to life. 

Check out a few tips on how you can start your own dance crew this summer!


Take a moment to brainstorm the ideal outcome of your dance crew. Is this something you want to put together just for fun, or do you hope to book paid gigs someday? What type of dances do you want to perform and where? For example, are there certain events and venues in your community where you’d like to showcase your moves? How many people do you want in your crew, and what kinds of personalities and skills do you hope they’ll have? You can also brainstorm ideas for your dance crew’s name.

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Build your Core Team

Behind every successful idea is a team of passionate and committed people working together to make magic. As you start to map out the goals and tasks for your dance crew, you’ll want to consider the workload. Will you do all the work yourself, or would you rather work with a group of people who have specialized skills in choreography, marketing, etc.? On the other hand, you can appoint dance crew members for these spots later.

Host Auditions 

Other than your core team, you can find talented dancers to join your crew by hosting auditions. You can post flyers in your neighborhood or use social media to get the word out for your auditions (with an adult’s permission!). Auditions can be held virtually or in-person, depending on your preference. Consider creating an audition piece for interested dancers, or ask them to perform independently choreographed pieces. Before the auditions take place, make sure you have a small group of well-rounded judges, as well as a clear-cut criteria for how you will rate each dancer.

Be Organized 

Once you’ve assembled your dance crew, keep communication open, clear, and organized. You’ll want to keep everyone informed on meetings, practice times, expectations, rules, and more. The easiest way to do this is to start a group chat! Some group texting apps allow you to create sub-chats for different topics. That way you can prevent important announcements from getting lost in the mix of other conversations you and your crew may have.


Once you’ve got a few pieces choreographed, tap back into the performance goals you outlined during your brainstorming phase. Do you need a permit to accept tips as street performers? Who do you need to contact to schedule performances at the venues in your community? Are there other dance crews in your area that you’re interested in collaborating with? Or, do you need to start a social media page for your dance crew, where you can upload your videos online? Once you’ve sorted this out, you’re ready to show off all of your hard work!

Extra Credit

While this is totally optional, it’s a good idea to think about what will make your dance crew unique and memorable. In other words, what will your reputation be? Perhaps you always wear a certain uniform, color, or costume. Maybe it’s your dance style that makes you unique. Do you dance for a certain cause? Do you perform at certain venues, or at a unique time of day? Get creative with your ideas, but never forget the most important part - have fun!

Thinking about starting your own dance crew, or do you already have one we should know about? Let us know in the comments below!

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I am 14 years old, I have been dancing for about 9 years, I want to get into Todes.

To sign up for a casting, send your CV to e-mail: [email protected] with the note "Casting". We need experienced and diligent dancers!

You can also enroll right now and start training at our school-studio, and then move on to the main ballet team.



nothing if there is no one you know in the dance environment or a philanthropist. Plus, you need to "cook" in dancing since childhood. be able to sit on all types of twine, be in shape, i.e. not prone to fullness.



Lenusik 9005 Good day! and I heard that preference is given to their own students from the studios. Well, how can I go to the studio if there is no one to pay for training in it? for example, due to my age, I do not have the opportunity to earn such an amount (((((

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I'm interested in age restrictions for casting.

There is no TODES studio in my city, but I have been dancing and still do it, moving to Moscow is not a problem for me, but I am 25 years old... is it possible to get into the main team at that age??



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I'm interested in the age limit for casting.

There is no TODES studio in my city, but I have been dancing and still do it, moving to Moscow is not a problem for me, but I am 25 years old... is it possible to get into the main team at that age??

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I'm 14 years old, I've been studying at Todes Studio since I was 11 years old. I really want to be in the main cast... Can you tell me how old you can take part in the casting? And in general, is it possible to get into the main without casting? Somehow we had a replacement coach (replaced by a girl who left the main team in the summer), she said that she had not studied in Todes before, and somehow Alla Vladimirovna met her and offered to go to the main team without casting ...

In 4 years, your skills and dancing skills will become more perfect, and you will have every chance to get into ballet through casting. Good luck!




I would like to send a child to Todes, but even read negative reviews ... even I don't know if it's worth it. son is 5...0495 June 05, 2013, 13:17



child 3. 5 years old. tell me when you can come? which is better - now to start walking, if you take it or from September?



payment and employment contract.

1) after getting into the main team, after what time do they conclude with a dancer tr. contract and how long does it take to get paid?

2) What are the minimum and maximum salaries and percentages?

3) What is the additional payment for non-standard work schedule?

4) if an injury occurs during training or performance, what kind of material compensation? September 11, 2013, 13:04 ! they worked for a year and were forced to leave because they did not earn (replacements are not considered - these were forced earnings). Weekends may not be for a long time, but you can turn a blind eye to this if it is paid.

That's why I'm asking how long does it take to conclude an employment contract? I need to be sure that my work will be paid. I would also like to know in advance how much the hostel costs. If you can not answer here, then you can in a personal.


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Dancing from "A" to "Z": where, when and how?

Do you like to dance? Or maybe your child loves to dance? Then, for sure, you wondered about choosing a dance school, thought about where and in what direction it would be better to go yourself or give your child away. In this article, we have collected all the main questions related to dancing classes. Vladimir Sheremetiev, teacher and choreographer with sixteen years of experience, author of many materials on the history and technique of performing various dance styles, director of the Step Forward contemporary dance studio, Chelyabinsk, answers them. So, let's begin!

- At what age is it better to send a child to dance?

A lot here depends on the individual characteristics of the child, on the format of classes and on the dance direction that you choose for your child. If we are talking about children's dance classes, then you can try to start practicing at the age of three with the indispensable condition that the classes themselves will be held in a playful way, and a professional will work with the child.

At the same time, the question of individual characteristics and development remains open, because not all children at the age of three are ready for classes without the presence of their parents. However, by the age of four, the vast majority are already quite successfully engaged in children's dance, they enjoy the lessons very much and have good results. Therefore, the answer to this question is this - send your child to a dance studio from the age of three or four and choose groups for children's dance. About why it is worth giving the baby to this particular direction, we will talk a little later.

— At what age is it not too late to start dancing on your own?

Practice shows that it is never too late to start exercising yourself, it all depends only on your motivation, as well as on your health. Of course, starting breakdancing at sixty will probably be very difficult and traumatic. Therefore, decide which direction you like and which one is suitable for medical reasons. If you do not take age extremes, then you can say with confidence that middle age is not a hindrance. Even starting at thirty, you can achieve very good results in many types of dances, for example, in street directions. Therefore, do not deny yourself and do not refer to the years, if you dream of becoming a good dancer, the power of your dream can work wonders. And if we are talking about classes for yourself and for the soul, come to the hall, no matter how much you have.

Summarizing the above, the answer will be this: when practicing as a hobby, there are no age restrictions for any dance direction. Most importantly, try to get into the group of your age so that it is comfortable to practice.

If you want to achieve certain results, to dance semi-professional or professionally, then for street dances, such as hip-hop, popping, locking, etc., middle age is not a contraindication, on the contrary, you can learn to dance well at this age, you can achieve certain heights and gain public recognition. In the case of choreography, modern, ballet, as well as breakdancing, due to the high requirements for physical form, it is advisable to start at least at student age. The same goes for ballroom dancing.

- Should I give the baby to hip-hop or breakdancing?

A very interesting question often asked by modern parents. Hip-hop and breakdancing are all over the place now, they are shown on TV, children watch and try to repeat the bright movements. But does it make sense to send a baby, that is, a child under 6 years old, to these types of dances, is it worth paying for such classes? Our opinion boils down to the fact that it is definitely too early to dance hip-hop or breakdance at this age. If you want your child to not just jump at home and in the gym, but really learn something, it is better to enroll him in a children's dance. There are several reasons for this:

First of all, both hip-hop and breakdance are technically quite complex and young children usually do not have enough attention and concentration to learn the elements correctly. It is necessary to send the child to a place where he is given material of adequate complexity that he is able to perceive. For even if you enroll him in a dance group just for the sake of the child spending energy, then isn’t it better to combine this waste of energy with learning something useful, something that he can adequately learn in his three to five years?

Secondly, at this age, children need to be engaged in a playful way according to appropriate methods, and street dancing does not imply this. Toddlers need to be given rhythm, develop physical abilities and coordination through activities that they understand and for which they are ready.

Now there really are dance schools that take students to hip-hop almost from the age of three. But you need to understand that this is done only because of the presence of demand in the market, because demand dictates supply. There will be no real benefit in three or four years from such classes. On the contrary, an inexperienced and young teacher, of whom there are a lot of street dance teachers, can bring certain harm, discourage the child from any desire to dance in principle.

So if your kid really likes street dancing, be patient for a couple of years, but until then, send him to a children's dance. There he will spend this time with benefit and, subsequently, he will come to hip-hop or breakdance with good preparation.

— What are the criteria for choosing a dance school?

Despite the fact that there may be several main criteria for choosing a dance school, the main one will always be the professionalism of the teaching staff. And here you need to pay attention to the following factors:

1) Mentor's age. Dancing and teaching dance is for the young, so basically it's okay if your choreographer is only in his early twenties. But if he or she is under twenty and is teaching children, then it makes sense to consider what such a young person can really teach a child - although, of course, there are exceptions. In the case of classes for adults, here, as a rule, everything is not so strict, because it is usually easier to find an approach to accomplished people. But, one way or another, you need to pay attention to it.

2) Vocational education. Ask if the teacher has a professional education in the dance field or if he is currently receiving it. When it comes to choreography, ballet, modern, ballroom dancing, secondary special or higher professional education is a big plus. If we are talking about street dancing, hip-hop or breakdancing, then there are no such subjects in educational institutions, so you should pay attention to other things.

3) Achievements. Many dancers, especially young people, like to brag about their own achievements at various competitions and festivals, prizes, trips, and so on. However, let's remember that the victory of a person in any dance event, although it speaks of his own dance level, does not mean at all that he is a good choreographer, works well with children and can really teach dance. Therefore, it is worth paying attention to what results the students of this choreographer achieve.

4) Manner of communication. In our opinion, this is one of the most important criteria. A person must be able to communicate competently, find a common language with children and adults, and be bright. Then you will like classes and this will give additional motivation to classes.

In addition, a good dance school always has a system of teaching dance, programs that teachers work on, and intra-school events that you can and should attend. If this is the case, then the school management is really working for the good and it is worth enrolling in such a studio.

Among other criteria for choosing a dance school, we note the convenience of the location and the adequate cost for the services provided. But still, let's say that the main thing is always the mentor himself and the general system of work built in the dance school. It is better to overpay for quality and a good result than to give a lot of money and be disappointed. Therefore, analyze, understand whether you and your child like the classes and do not be afraid to praise the studio and its employees who really work for you.

— What to wear to dance classes?

This is a purely technical question. It all depends on the style of dancing that you will be doing. For choreography, these are, as a rule, leggings and a T-shirt for girls and a T-shirt and sports trousers for men. They practice this type of dance often in socks or barefoot, or you can wear ballet flats.

When it comes to street dancing, it is always enough loose clothing that would not hinder movement - a T-shirt and sports trousers are fine, as well as sports shoes, sneakers or sneakers, on your feet.

When we talk about children's dance classes, the kids get gymnastic leotards (or shorts and a T-shirt for boys), and Czechs or ballet flats are put on their feet.

Well, adults can dress for classes in popular dance styles the same way they would dress when they came to fitness.

— How long does it take to learn to dance?

A very controversial question that, nevertheless, interests many. What does it mean to "learn to dance"? For some, mastering a couple of dance moves will be enough to shine in a disco, while others need a big stage.

Therefore, you must first decide on the purpose of the classes. If we are talking about street dancing, then decent results can be achieved, as a rule, after a couple of years of regular classes. Of course, a lot depends on who leads the classes and on your own abilities, but on average, in the second year you will no longer recognize yourself in comparison with the past, and in the third year you will dance very decently, if only you yourself want to. The same can be attributed to any classes at the amateur level - subject to such an important condition as regularity, the results will appear fairly quickly.

In the case of serious choreography, ballet and professional activities in general, get ready for the fact that it will take years and there will never be a limit to perfection. Although the first results will also appear in the second or third year of study.

— How often do you need to practice dancing to get results?

The regularity of any activity is very important! It is clear that the more training, the better. But what is the optimal schedule in which the result will be achieved and you yourself or your child will really develop and learn to dance? We'll talk about this below.

So, at least, classes should be held twice a week for one astronomical hour. Moreover, it must be borne in mind that the break between them should not exceed three days, otherwise all the studied material will be forgotten.

If it is possible to study three times a week for an hour and a half, this is very, very good. Such activities will help keep yourself in a constant tone, and this tone is extremely important in order to grow in your favorite business.

And, of course, the more classes, the better. If with a schedule twice a week for an hour you will get a certain stable, but small, result, then by practicing every day for two or three hours, for example, you will almost certainly achieve great dancing success soon.

It should be borne in mind, at the same time, that regular classes in the gym do not at all cancel the desirability of studying at home. If, say, your child goes to a children's dance, then at home it is quite possible to dance with him a little, ask him to repeat what was learned today in the studio. Well, if you do it yourself, then homework, practicing various movements, stretching will become an integral part and even a guarantee of progress.

— Why do we need dances, what do they develop? What are the medical contraindications for dancing?

When you come to a dance or bring your child to a dance school, it is very important to understand whether the classes will be beneficial. In addition, if you know what physical and mental qualities, motor skills develop certain dance styles, this will undoubtedly help you make the right choice.

Let's start with the choreography. Classes in classical and modern choreography, ballet, ballroom dancing help to form a muscular corset, correct posture. In addition, great attention is paid to stretching. Therefore, if you want to be slim and easily sit on the twine, welcome! However, it must be borne in mind that the same stretch has certain nuances. For example, if by nature you or a child have long ligaments, then it makes sense not to stretch, but to perform muscle strengthening exercises, and to do physiotherapy exercises in parallel.

As for street dances, namely hip-hop, locking, popping and other similar dance styles, their undoubted advantage is that they teach you to relax and control your body, relieve muscle clamps, improve coordination and help you learn a sense of rhythm. It is no secret that many diseases, in particular, diseases of the spine, are associated with the presence of muscle clamps in various parts of the body. These clamps are formed very often under the influence of psychological factors. For example, if you pay attention to the cervical spine, to the shoulders, then with a high degree of probability you will notice that your shoulders seem to be slightly raised, moreover, you were not aware of this before. This is one of the typical muscle clamps, which is a reaction, including to everyday stress - remember a cat or dog that bristles in case of danger. Despite the fact that we are not aware of this clamp, it keeps the neck muscles in constant tension, spasms them, and it is the neck and cervical spine that contain the arteries responsible for the blood supply to the brain. That is why it is so important to learn to relax, relieve muscle tension in your own body and, in this way, help yourself to relieve physical stress. Street dancing is an indispensable assistant in this regard, because the technique of performing the same hip-hop requires control over the body and a certain tone, associated, among other things, with muscle relaxation.

If we talk about practicing such a physically demanding area as breakdancing, then here a contraindication may be diseases in which it is undesirable, say, to lift weights. However, of course, it is better to clarify everything with a doctor. At the same time, this style is an excellent, if not the best, means to strengthen the body, muscles, develop flexibility and endurance. Probably, only gymnastics can compete with him in this, but breakdancing is also a dance, and dancing is always more interesting! Therefore, if you want your child to grow up strong, strong, do not be afraid to sign him up for a break.

Summarizing the above, we can say that the physical and other benefits of dancing are always obvious. Although it also makes sense to first consult with a doctor you know about contraindications. But in the vast majority of cases, even the presence of any kind of disease is never a factor that prevents people from dancing. You just need to do it wisely, carefully and under the guidance of a competent mentor.

- What do you do when you don't seem to be getting anything?

Many who have been dancing for a while start wondering how well they dance. Often these thoughts come a few years after the start of classes and, sometimes, force someone to quit classes, because, in their opinion, they do not succeed. Let's look at a few key points to dispel this myth.

First, in dancing, as in any other activity, you must have patience. Immediately, after the first lesson, no one ever becomes a champion. The main thing is to practice regularly, persistently and enjoy the process itself. Then the result will not keep you waiting.

Secondly, the assessment of one's own result is always subjective and depends on who we compare ourselves with. Let's say, before I started doing modern dance, it seemed to me that some guys at the disco dance very well, but I can't do anything. But very soon I outgrew them, and I begin to compare myself with a coach, and then with champions, world celebrities, the best of the best. It's good to look up to the stars, of course. But when evaluating yourself, look back and look at the whole path that you have traveled. Isn't that the result?

Third, there is another nuance that is not so obvious, but has a huge impact on self-esteem. Its essence is that in the course of classes, especially over the years, the nature of the material studied, the acquired skills, changes. Accordingly, the evaluation system should also change, and this often does not happen. A simple example is when a person is just starting to dance, he learns the basic steps, movements. And, pretty soon, he already sees the result - so I didn’t know how to do anything, but now I’m already dancing. This is great. But years pass and the same person, continuing to practice, asks himself: "the years go by, but I still dance the same." And he concludes - "probably I did not achieve anything." The mistake is that people do not always realize that if at the beginning knowledge of the dance base comes, then over the years the technique is honed and their own style, their own understanding of dance is developed.

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