I am proud to announce that My Son Can Dance was voted one of the top 50 dance blogs by PhotographyDegrees.org–even though I rarely post a dance-related photo! My blog is listed among some of the dance blogs I most respect, so I am very excited and proud of this rating!
You can read the article and see the list here.
Photographydegrees.org was created by Patricia and Suzanne Davies of Madison Wisconsin in May 2010. As working photographers who pursued different paths in training for their career they felt they had a unique perspective to offer prospective photography students on the various paths that exist to educating oneself in that field. (There are lots of different paths to becoming a professional dancer as well.)
I find it interesting that a site focused on photography ran a list of dance blogs simply because Julian recently decided to start studying photography. He has pooled his Chanukah money to purchase a camera and plans to take a photography course next year in school. He thinks photography might provide him with a back-up career if dance fails him or if he needs additional income. He might even combine this with writing (and follow in his ol’ mum’s footsteps). There are dancers who have done this, such as American Ballet Theatre’s Matthew Murphy.
The process of transitioning from dancer into something other than dancer can be difficult. Many dancers don’t plan for it at all. Tune in here soon for the first in a series of posts based on my interview with dancer and choreographer Joey Dowling in which she reveals how she transitioned into business and choreography. (Yes, this time I mean it!)