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Wilson Mendieta
DANCE 490
Seattle Campus

Special Studies in Dance

Special studies designed to address contemporary and historical concerns in the field of dance.

Class description

This course focuses on how to survive, and, ideally, flourish in a performing arts profession by teaching students how to be risk-taking and tactical performing artists. Through self-evaluation and the use of “mock” auditions, students will learn to distinguish their unique voices, and how to identify marketing and networking possibilities to succeed as performers. The course also covers information on contract negotiations, agents and managers, performers’ unions, grant writing, and survival strategies “between gigs.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Wilson Mendieta
Date: 01/30/2013