Pocket Guide for Dancers, an eBook and printed book by UK dancer and choreographer, Taira Foo, Using my experience in the industry of almost two decades, I delve into all the subjects I wished someone had guided me on when I started out in the dance industry as a teenager.
From building one’s image in an era where so much is digital, Pocket Guide for Dancers takes its readers, on a journey that covers online marketing; how to make connections; preparing for auditions; to handling rejection, in a way that is beneficial to one’s health and self-esteem.
A lot of research went into the pocket guide, my first book, as I wanted to put as much information at the tips of each dancer.
“Whilst dance is an exciting career that brings joy to its diverse audiences, it is not an industry where every dancer’s career trajectory is clearly outlined like other careers such as medicine, law, and so on. There aren’t many guides for our industry out there. My career journey taught me so much, which allowed me to stress less about the direction of my career, and I wanted to share that knowledge with other dancers. The resources that I never knew existed, I have included as much as possible in this guide.”
Containing a number of links for resources through each chapter and further reading material at the end, the guide’s eleven chapters are written in a simple and easy to understand way. I also brings personal experiences into the guide.