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So you want to start dancing professionally?

Posted on March 23 2017

We chatted with some of the top professional dancers and studio owners in Canada about what it takes to dance professionally!

We talked to Christopher Panasuk, owner of Arthur Murray Montreal Dance Studio and three time Canadian Smooth Champion. His advice? Be ready to work hard! Pro dancing is not for the faint of heart - you need to be dedicated!

Next, Dimitry Ilyushenov, Silhouette Dance Studio owner and 3 time Canadian Professional Smooth Champion, says that if it's not your passion - this will be even more challenging. You need to live and breathe dance if you want to make it professionally.

Josee Lapine, owner of Let's Dance Studio in Ottawa says to find the best teachers and take as many lessons as you can.

Sharon Levit, owner of the Arthur Murray Studio in Ajax and the Canadian Professional Latin, Smooth, and Rhythm Champion says that practice must be considered your job. This is where you'll learn and grow the most - so it needs to be taken very seriously.

And finally, we chatting with Anna Borshch and Anton Lebedev, owners of the Arthur Murray Studio in Ajax, 8-time Canadian Champions, and 8th in the World Championship in Professional Standard. They say to make sure you're doing this for yourself. When you start to try to 'beat people' or just 'be the best' and you're not doing it because you love it and want to improve for yourself, you won't dance your best!

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