How to Become a Professional Dancer?

Right now I live in a very small country (the size of rhode island) and I'm aiming to be a professional dancer. Because there are a limited amount of schools, and academies I am not able to get the professional training that I need. This summer my family is planning to move to Korea. It's a lot bigger of a country than where I am now but not as big as the US. My goal for college is to either go to Tisch or Juilliard. I'm worried I may not get in because of my background and where I have trained. My parents will let me go to New York for auditions, and summer intensives in the summer between 8th grade and High School. At the moment I'm in 7th grade. I want to train in contemporary. Any tips for me? How many hours a week should I be doing (how many of jazz, ballet, contemporary tap?) I take all 4 of those. Also I really want to go to a performing arts high school but I can't get into the PAHS's in Korea because I do not speak Korean and those schools educationally are taught and learned in Korean. My parents are pretty successful in their jobs and aren't people to drop everything and move to New York. I'm not sure how to go in achieving my goals... Thanks in advance! I want to be a contemporary dancer

Asked By: Loulu Michel - 3/18/2011
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Both Tisch and Juilliard are contemporary focus. That means ballet and modern classes. You must have really strong ballet technique above anything else at your age. Modern can be added in high school. If I were you I would take as many ballet classes as you possibly can. That means at least 15 hours of technique... More
Answered By: mintchip49 - 3/18/2011
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What kind of dancing?
Answered By: Timothy Begaye - 3/18/2011
Just something to consider - the more dances you have under belt the more sellable you are. Two big dances in Korea are Hip Hop (plus breaking etc.) and Lindy Hop (the first swing dance, though in Korea a variant of rock and roll is more popular... More
Answered By: MdmPessoa - 3/18/2011
You really need to be taking as many classes as possible each week (20-30 hours if possible). If you want to do contemporary I would focus my energy on ballet and contemporary, the other classes I would keep but I would up the number of classes in the 2 styles I mentioned.
Answered By: lizardmomma - 3/18/2011
In order to be a contemporary dancer, you need to have strong ballet technique and MODERN. Contemporary classes are good too, but you need to start taking modern.
Answered By: Lala - 3/18/2011
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