Anonymous said: Help! I want to audition for take the floor but they want a resume and I haven't a clue what to put!?
I learned how to do dance resumes in college so happy to help!
At the top you’ll want to put your name, address, contact phone number, email, and height. You can distribute those into the top right and left corners.
Then make a heading to the effect of ‘dance education.’ Here you’ll put the names of any and all schools you’ve attended, years attended, and the teachers you had there. If you’ve had training in styles other than Irish dance be sure to put those studios here too. If you have space, you can put the key things that you learned there. For example, on mine I have my first school where I put that I learned the basics and developed a passion for ID while under my second school I put that I developed my personal style, honed my technique, and had success in solo and team dancing. That kind of stuff, just a quick one liner will do. If you have significant competition results you can also mention them here under the school you achieved them with.
Next heading is an experience/employment section. In this section you’ll put any dance related jobs you’ve had. Assistant teaching/teaching, tours, gigs, stage productions in Irish or other styles, etc. You’ll want to put the years or dates these things occurred and the name of the person who was in charge. Under each one you should put what your responsibilities were. If you’re stumped for what to write, really wrack your brain for anything that goes above and beyond just going to class. Even if it was voluntary performances at a care home, its still relevant performance experience.
The final section is other skills. Do you sing? Play an instrument? Do drama? Anything that is relevant to performance that is outside of Irish dance can go here. You may speak 5 languages, but that won’t be relevant to TTF so you can leave that off your dance resume.
Don’t worry if your resume seems bare. Most people who apply to TTF are high school/secondary school age and won’t have a ton of experience outside of competition and a few gigs.
Hope that helps and good luck!