So, you’ve got all the goods of a Superstar. Your voice is spectacular, your songs are epic and your image is 🔥. But something’s missing. You do your best to strut your stuff on stage but in your heart, you know you ain’t no Bruno Mars in the dance department. Some performers seem to ooze with natural swagger while others are stiff and awkward. Good news – it can be improved. In Episode 9 of the Pandemic-Proof Singer Series, my guest has some tips for singers on how they can move on stage like a pro. 💃🏽
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Caroll Hatchett is an Actress, Singer/Songwriter, Dancer, and Choreographer extraordinaire. She is known as one of Bette Midler’s backup Singer/Dancers, the infamous “Harlettes” and has appeared in Bette’s Emmy Award-winning “Diva Las Vegas” HBO Special, “The Showgirl Must Go On” HBO Special and numerous music tours worldwide. She’s performed with icons like Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Beyonce, and Sheila E.
Carol created a masterclass called Movement for Singers. It’s a movement/vocal program where she shares her expertise in techniques that singers can apply to their live performances, audition, and all aspects of their performance career. Carol teaches that every singing needs a performer’s toolbox. The class is an exploration to fill that toolbox. It includes movement vocabulary, use of space, and command of the stage. She works with singers on projecting, connecting, focus, and control. Singers learn about originality, showmanship, appearance, style, presence, and persona. And, much more! In our conversation, Carol shares her biggest tips for singers.
Carol’s Tips for Singers:
- Learn the vocabulary of dancing.
- Your moves don’t have to be huge to be impactful. They need to be deliberate.
- Stay present and connected during your performance.
- The most important thing is energy. You can be standing still and if your energy is powerful enough it can captivate and audience.
- Share a story and energy with your audience.
- Be sure about who you are before you go on stage.
- Consider creating an alter-ego. Invent yourself on stage.
- Be fearless and bold. Go for it!
Your Next Step
Watch yourself perform in a mirror and on video. Make notes on what you’d like to improve. Implement Carol’s tips and consider signing up for her class or other available classes in your area. To be a great talent you need to always be working on your craft. Your movement and presence on stage is a huge part of it.
If you know you’ve got what it takes but don’t know where to start, I’d love to help. In my vocal coaching practice, we work on both your strategy and your craft. Contact me here if you’d like to work with me.
By-the-way, while we’re on the subject of improving, I’ve got a freebie to share with you. We’re in a new day and age that will challenge us to be innovative and use all of our experience and know-how to be successful at what we do. My most immediate piece of advice is to begin building your at-home vocal recording studio. If you want to work-from-home as a singer, record your songs, make YouTube, Instagram or TikTok videos, you’ll need to learn to do this.
Start simple with what you have and build from there. If you need help, I’ve created a free video for you that’ll make this super simple to get started.
Your opportunity is coming. Be ready for it. Pandemic-proof your singing career.
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Hi! I’m Danielle Tucker – singer, wife, mother, vocal coach, and creator of cool things.
Throughout my 20-year career, I’ve equally enjoyed singing country, rock, pop, gospel, and jazz. Today, I’m a professional singer/songwriter available for solo performances, studio recording, and lead vocalist of San Diego-based band The Mighty Untouchables. I also offer vocal coaching to both solo artists and groups through my own studio. I’ve crafted a rewarding vocal career, and it’s my great pleasure to bring music to others through private bookings, performing with my band, or helping others to grow more confident in their own vocal gifts. Thanks for visiting my site I’m honored that you’d like to get to know me!
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