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How to Hire Long Distance Dance Choreographers


"Where ever you are, when the music is right, just DANCE."

~Lai Rupe

The Best International Choreographers work with Lai Rupe's Choreography.

Why Would You Need To Hire a Long Distance Choreographer?

As a dancer, studio owner, or drill team coach, you are always wanting the absolute best choreography for your competitions and routines. Often times, hiring a choreographer nearby, will not always offer you the inspiring and unique choreography that you need to make your dances stand out. There are a few reasons for this, but the primary on is because Dance Choreographers near your area probably trained nearby and all have the same "style" and favorite "moves" and "tricks" that they tend to incorporate into their choreography.

When you are competing in state and national dance competitions, you are going to want to ensure that your choreography stands out above all the rest. Bad choreography can completely ruin a team, even if they are extremely talented dancers. Just think of the show "So You Think You Can Dance." Sometimes, amazing dancers end up being cut one week, simply because they had to dance horrible dances with choreography that just didn't appeal to the judges. The same thing can happen with your routines, if you don't hire the best choreographers, like the ones Lai Rupe's Choreography offers.

1. Know What You Want.

When hiring a choreographer outside of your area, be sure you are looking for exactly what you want in a choreographer. All dancers are different and will be wanting different things, so the same choreographer may not be right for everyone. However, there are also many International Choreographers, like Lai Rupe, who are able to offer professional routines in multiple different styles, to better help meet your needs. Well rounded choreographers are generally better to hire then specific style choreographers, because their movement and routines end up being more unique and "out of the box." Choreographers that are professionally trained in multiple styles are the kind that will impress the judges, because they will be creating new movements that the competition judges aren't used to seeing. This will help you as a dance company or soloist stand out.

2. Find out HOW They Plan to Teach You.

Most choreographers only specialize for teaching near where they live, because it is so much easier. However, the best choreographers will offer international choreography, because they have more training and are more established. When hiring a choreographer from out of the state or country, you will first want to discuss how they plan to teach you long distance. Many distinguished dance companies will offer to fly the choreographers out for teaching. If you can afford to do this you should to help your company have more one on one time with the choreographer.

2.5 Does The Choreographer Offer Online Videos for Teaching?

However, most Choreographers that offer choreographed routines out of state and to other countries will offer an online video or DVD with the breakdown of the choreography for you to learn and then teach to yourself or your dancers. These videos usually cost about $400.00, depending on the length of the song that is being choreographed. You will often find that hiring a long distance choreographer may cost a little bit more than hiring a choreographer nearby, simply because making these videos that break down the entire dance take a lot of time to break down and create. It will just be a personal preference for you to decide if you would like unique and original choreography for the slightly higher pricing. Most of the time, dancers conclude it is definitely worth it.

Dance Wherever You Are.

3. Decide on Payment Options.

A professional choreographer will always offer you multiple ways to make payments. Before you make a payment, ensure that the payment options they have are secure and legitimate. You will know a payment page is secure by the "LOCK" symbol that will appear in your URL when purchasing these products online. Once you are sure the payments will be submitted securely you can then proceed with making a secure payment for your choreography service. Keep in mind that most choreographers require a deposit initially and then allow the remainder of the payment to be made after services. If you are making a payment and feel insecure, always trust your gut. Though professional choreographers that offer online payments for international choreography are secure, trusted and original, it is always best to trust yourself.




Hiring International Dance Choreographers, like Lai Rupe's Choreography, can be a substantial benefit to your business.

You will be able to receive unique choreography that will stand out in local dance competitions to help give you an advantage in these competitions. It will also help you become more diverse as a dance studio, company, or soloist.

There are a lot of great benefits for hiring an international choreographer, so if it is right for you, these key steps may help you find hire the choreographer of your dreams.


Choreography Videos Below you will see a glimpse of just some of the routines Lai Rupe's Choreo

Don't hesitate to reach out to Lai Rupe's Choreography. I am here to spread the beauty of dance.

Also, feel free to check out the article, "All About Lai Rupe," to hear a bit more about how Lai Rupe became an international and professional choreographer who offers the lowest rates and most inspiring choreography.

Thanks for your LOVE and Support!
~Alaina (Lai) Rupe

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