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Making Dance

From Studio to Stage

Behind the Scenes of a Dance Production

Behind every successful dance production you'll find:

  • Inspiration, hard work and discipline
  • Good planning, communication and budgeting
  • Creativity, rehearsal and lots and lots of practice
  • An appropriate venue and effective publicity
  • An audience

There are many stages in the development of a dance work. From an initial impulse to create, a choreographer moves through various stages from creation through to production. At the end of the process, a choreographic work is presented to an audience.

Along with the actual creation of the dance, all administration and production aspects must also be completed before a piece of choreography actually appears on stage. Below you can read about the step-by-step process of creating and producing a dance work. If you are planning to present a dance performance, you can use this as a guide to help you on your way.