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All successful Hollywood dancers pass through what Joseph calls, "The Crossroads of the Global Hollywood Dance Industry." Every industry insider and countless celebrities grace the dance floors in the studios at the world famous Millennium Dance Complex, in North Hollywood (NoHo), California. This is where Joseph's journey began. This is also where your journey will lead. Everything you need to know to take your dance career to the next level is written in The Dancer Handbook.
Your Hollywood Journey Starts in North Hollywood (NoHo) California.
EVERY dancer has taken or takes classes or will take a class at the Millennium Dance Complex at one time or another; you will too. The bosses in the industry teach here...There's no getting around it, if you are an aspiring dancer/choreographer, your road leads to Millennium. - Joseph De Las Nieves, The Dance Studios, Page 118.
Nike says, "Just Do It." The Dancer Handbook tells you how.
"And so I implore you: Be more. Learn more. Do more. Live more. But let the first steps that lead to these outcomes be to Dream more and to take action. Because it's the process of making dreams a reality when we learn, do, and live the most." - Joseph De Las Nieves | Introduction, Page21
The highest quality you can obtain
"Get the junk out of your life. Keep the good stuff in. A gold maker puts unpurified gold into a fire, takes it out of the fire to wipe off the dross (the impurities and left over junk that's not gold), and places the gold back into the fire again , and again, and again repeatedly until its so pure and of the highest quality obtainable. This is the process of making gold 99.99% pure...Take all of that together and the underlying theme in this book is you becoming the highest quality that you can obtain. I say again, get the impurities and junk out of your life and repeat the process. Once you've started your journey, this book is a companion for you while maneuvering toward your successful future and a reminder to encourage the continual refining of your personal gold." - Joseph De Las Nieves | Introduction, Page 37
Mark you life with excellence and quality.
"Attempting to do better for yourself in a world filled with people who settle for ordinary can be a lonely path. On that journey, you have to hang on to your personal motivation to keep going...We the risk takers and doers of the world go through this process because we have something to contribute to the world. What is that something? It is your individually unique good stuff inside of you that can help make this world a little more complete." - Joseph De Las Nieves | Introduction, Page 30-31
About the Author
Several Performance Credits: American Music Awards (AMS's) | Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards | Bow Wow/B2K's Scream Tour I & II | Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopez's 'Supernova' European Tour | The ScreenGem film 'You Got Served'...
Several Venues Performed: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY | Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA | American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL | Sorvis Center, St. Louis, MO | Compaq Center, Houston, TX...
Previous Representation: The Bloc Agency (LA), McDonald Selznick & Associates (MSA)
"I definitely love The Dancer Handbook! I wish someone had written a book like this before I moved to LA from Dallas, Texas. Joseph has firsthand experience and a heart to guide people in the right direction. If you want to know more than just statistics and information, but a guide on how to prepare for the "real" life of a professional dancer, GET THIS BOOK!"
"There aren't any current books that tell how the life of a dancer is in Hollywood. In a sense this book is like the voice of the dance community. Anyone who's been in the dance circuit can relate to this book and anyone who makes that move to L.A. will find out the realness in The Dancer Handbook."
"This book is tight. All kinds of people from everywhere always ask me how to become a dancer. It doesn't matter where I've toured around the world, they always ask. People need and want The Dancer Handbook."
"Students need curriculum that builds character to prepare them for how the real dance industry is. Joseph's book fills the need. Every college in the United States could use this book for their course curriculum in their dance programs."