Dance Artist Interview Preparation Guide
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Dance Artist Frequently Asked Questions in various Dance Artist job interviews by interviewer. The set of questions are here to ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job interview

25 Dance Artist Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me what are male dancers called if female dancers are called ballerinas?

A male dancer is called a Danseur or a Principal Dancer if they are ranked highly in a professional company.

2 :: Tell me how long does it take to become a professional dancer?

Training to become a professional dancer takes between 8-10 years. Students begin at about age 7. Beginning ballet usually consists of 1-2 ballet technique classes a week. As the student gets older, around 14, they are heavily involved in about 10-15 classes a week made up of ballet technique, pointe (for women), jazz, modern, partnering, and more. Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education offers a nationally accredited program of classes that prepares students of all ages for a future in dance or just to have fun.

3 :: Suppose if you hadn’t chosen this career, what might you be doing?

Growing up I always said I’d be a lawyer (up until I was about 14!) or maybe I would be a cook… I love cooking.

4 :: Tell me where would you like to live long-term?

I would love to have a place in London, another in New York and one in Santa Monica… I lived there and it’s just so laid-back, so nice… I could walk to the beach every morning before class, it was great, so different from the rest of LA.

6 :: Tell me are pointe shoes made out of cement, metal or wood?

Pointe shoes are made of layers of fabric and glue covered with satin. Pointe shoes do not have a heel like normal street shoes but have a sole which is made of hard leather. Dancers sew satin ribbons and elastics around the ankle to keep the shoes on securely. The price of pointe shoes varies between $50.00 and $80.00 depending on the make and style of the shoe. Many professional dancers have shoes custom made to their feet, which costs quite a bit more than a standard pair of pointe shoes.

7 :: Tell me where do you see yourself in 10 years? Where do you see dance in 10 years?

In 10 years I don’t know if I’ll still be dancing but hopefully I’ll be teaching. I teach once a week for Ballet Black’s associate program and I enjoy it a lot. As for dance, it just keeps evolving… I’m sure the younger generation will have higher legs and be doing more pirouettes.

8 :: Tell me do you get bored?

Yes, if I have too many days off work!

9 :: Basic Dance Artist Job Interview Questions:

☛ Who are you and what do you do?
☛ Why do you do what you do?
☛ How do you work?
☛ What’s your background?
☛ What’s integral to the work of an artist?
☛ What role does the artist have in society?
☛ What has been a seminal experience?
☛ Explain what you do in 100 words
☛ How has your practice change over time
☛ What art do you most identify with?
☛ What work do you most enjoying doing?
☛ What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?
☛ What themes do you pursue?
☛ What’s your scariest experience?
☛ What’s your favourite art work?
☛ Describe a real-life situation that inspired you?
☛ What’s your most embarrassing moment?
☛ What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
☛ Why art?
☛ What is an artistic outlook on life?
☛ What memorable responses have you had to your work?
☛ What food, drink, song inspires you?
☛ Is the artistic life lonely? What do you do to counteract it?
☛ What do you dislike about the art world?
☛ What do you dislike about your work?
☛ What do you like about your work?
☛ Should art be funded?
☛ What role does arts funding have?
☛ What makes you angry?
☛ What research to you do?
☛ What superpower would you have and why?
☛ Name something you love, and why.
☛ Name something you don’t love, and why.
☛ What is your dream project?
☛ Name three artists you’d like to be compared to.
☛ Favorite or most inspirational place (in Devon)?
☛ What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
☛ Professionally, what’s your goal?
☛ What wouldn’t you do without?

10 :: Professional Dance Artist Job Interview Questions:

☛ How long have you been dancing?
☛ How does dance inspire you?
☛ How long have you been dancing?
☛ What got you into dancing?
☛ Why do you like dancing?
☛ Do you hope to become a professional dancer one day?
☛ Why do you love to dance?
☛ Do you hope to inspire others to dance too?
☛ What are some of your goals for dance?
☛ What type of dance do you practice/train?
☛ Would you like to try another type of dance?
☛ How do you feel when you perform?
☛ What inspires you to keep on dancing?
☛ What is your favorite part about Dancing?
☛ What has dance taught you?
☛ Do you plan to do something with dance later in life, or is it just a hobby?
☛ Have you ever participated in a compaction?
☛ What/Who in courage you to dance?
☛ Do you have a diet to keep yourself fit and healthy?
☛ Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
☛ Where did you learn this kind of dance?
☛ What is your greatest weakness?
☛ How many days and weeks do you practice this sport? For how long?
☛ Do you have a favorite dancer? Who?
☛ Are there any challenges in this sport/dance?
☛ In this sport do you need a partner, group of dancers or you can do this alone? Why?
☛ What can you advice to does people who would like to dance this type of dance?
☛ What do you think is the key to success?
☛ Have you ever been injured? If yes when, how and did it effect you?