For those of you addicted to Dancing with the Stars (the new cycle debuts tonight!) like me, I want to encourage you to see YOURSELF as a star.  Yes, that’s right.  You are the star.  A few thoughts:

1.  OK, so you might not make it on the show, Dancing with the Stars, but you CAN still make your dreams come true of working in dance!  Live the dream.

2. Reach out to people in the field — get a mentor!  Volunteer some time at your local performing arts center…or a local dance studio.  Go to as many dance related events as possible.  

3.  Take some classes.  Feed your avocational passion!  Avocation sometimes leads to vocation.

4.  Perhaps you even are ready to test-drive your dream job.  We have some GREAT VocationVacations that fit the bill:

Ballroom Dance Studio Owner with Tina and Gabriel Simon — they’re a complete stitch.  You’ll have a blast and learn a ton!

Performing Arts Director with mentor Gracey Tune who happens to be Tony-award winning Tommy Tune’s sister

Choreographer with mentor Kishaya, who has choreographed Gwen Stefani and Disney’s High School Musical!

Broadway Director and Choreographer with Tony-nominated Jeff Calhoun!

Follow those dance dreams…and just know I’ll be joining you tonight at 8pm EST/PST for Dancing with the Stars!  🙂