How To Set Up Your Own Dance Group

Written by Chris Baxter
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Are you thinking about setting up your own dance group? This can be a great experience and you might even be able to start making some money from it.

Dance groups are very popular across Chicago with many hoping to become a star and joining in from a very young age. While setting up a dance group can be fun, it can also be tricky and cost some money. So, to help you achieve this, we’ve put together some tips on how you can get started. Read on to find out what these tips are.

Choose Some Styles

First things first, you need to think about what kind of dancing your group is going to be doing. Will you be a hip hop group or something a bit more theatrical? Do you think that your dance group could take on some of the breakdancing groups already existing in Chicago? There are so many styles for you to choose from so if you have some experience, it is often best to start there. If dancing is brand-new to you, it might be worth getting some practice of your own in before you get started.

Choose A Studio

If you want to make sure that your dance group looks professional from the beginning, you need to make sure that you are going to a Chicago dance studio for practices. There are many around, but ones operated by Pirate would be the perfect studio for you to hold practices and even audition some of your dancers. The good news is that there are tons of Chicago dance studio options for you to choose from – you just need to start your search and find something within your price range. Dance studios typically have the equipment and everything you need to really bring your dance group to life so make sure to book your spot at one.

Advertise For Dancers

For any dance group to succeed, it needs dancers, so you are going to need to make sure you are advertising your group properly. At this point, you also need to decide how much training your dancers will have – are you going to be simply a dance group or a dance school? If you need trained dancers, then auditions are an important part of the process as you can’t just let anyone sign up. Put up flyers around town, use social media and really get those dancers in the door.

Branding Is Important

If you are hoping to compete with some of the other local dance groups, you need to make sure that you are working on your branding. This is what is going to make your dance group stand out, so you need to sort a few things out first. Start with a name and logo. You can name your group after yourself or choose something a bit more unique. You might also want to invest in uniforms or costumes for the group so this should be branded for any practices. While this will eat into your budget, it will also act as advertising as the group is noticed around town.

How Much Will You Charge?

Are you planning on charging members to join your dance group? This might be something that you will want to avoid but there are cost considerations to be made. For example, if you are giving up your time to train the dance group and choreograph the routines, you will need to be paid for this. Additionally, things cost money and unless you have some kind of sponsor, you’ll end up spending a fortune on costumes, event registrations and the dance studio rental each week. Some members will be willing to pay a small fee so make sure to consider this carefully.

Keep At It

Unless you are a professional dancer with a big following, you might find it difficult to get your dance group set up quickly. Other dancers might already be part of a group and might not be ready to move over just yet. Just make sure that you keep at it and that you don’t give up before you have even started. Stay positive and soon you’ll have the dance group that you have always dreamed of.

Use Our Tips

If you take on board all of the tips that we have given you in this article, you should be able to set up your own dance group in no time at all. Spend some time creating a plan of action on the studio that you will set up and work on your branding. Remember that it might be costly to set up at first but once you get going, you could start to make some money, hopefully, these tips will help you to achieve your dreams.

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