Who did you create DIY for?
We created DIY for any dancer that is hungry to grow, evolve and improve. We believe that dance competitions are an important part of the dance world, but we also believe that many of them have fallen out of touch with what is important. For us, it is important that a dancer gains information about their craft and that they are given tools to help them improve themselves.
Why did you create DIY?
The biggest reason we created DIY is to create a CONNECTION between the dancers and the mentors. We also believe that dance is art, and sometimes comparing your art to another person’s art makes you feel bad. We want dancers everywhere to feel proud of who they are and share their gifts with the world confidently! We hope DIY will help you do that for YOURSELF!
How did you pick the mentors?
Our mentors are hand chosen by our CEO Allison Thomas. Each mentor has a heart of gold and so much invaluable knowledge. Allison chose them because they genuinely CARE about the next generation of dancers, and they want to share their experience and gifts with YOU!
Can I select specific elements that I want my judge to focus on?
Yes! We have provided a list of elements that all of the judges will base their feedback on, but you get to select the three that you most want them to focus on. :)
Can I submit my solo to the same judge after I’ve made improvements?
YES! That would be a dream come true! We applaud your desire for growth! Well done!
The quality of my video is bad... do I have time to shoot another before I upload?
Yes! Our service is always open and we DO recommend trying to upload a high quality video. Please note that some judges may not be available when you come back. They set a limit of how many critiques they can handle at a time so that they can provide their highest quality of feedback.
How old is too old and how young is too young to submit a solo to DIY?
There isn’t an age restriction. If you are hungry and you want to learn more about yourself and your craft, we welcome you to use our service.
Will there be more mentors added?
Yes! As our service reaches more people, we will continue to add more mentors! Email us if you’d like to suggest or recommend a mentor! :)
I want to be a mentor, how do I become one?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief bio/headshot and tell her why you want to be a mentor. We are always looking to add beautiful new people to our family!