Dancers do Business

Online Academy

Dancers Do Business


Dancer Do Business are the Module Courses dancers and choreographers can refer to while being on the Totally Driven Online Group Coaching Program.

The Academy Course gives dance artists the tools to gain clarity of their wildest dream, and write up an action plan and business strategy to get there.

The Module was born out of the many international dance exchanges Cindy lead across the world for over a decade.

 All dancers and choreographers in the world have the same problems to solve: how to get paid for their work, how to set up a dance company, how to network with decision makers, how to apply for fundings, how to leave the world of survival behind and step into the world of abundance, how to find rehearsal space, and how to share their talent with the world to inspire and bring joy.

While access to this course is £299, we also offer the Totally Driven Full Package which is £365/year. This is a program that gives you complete support for a whole year, and includes: :

- weekly online group coaching sessions

- weekly emails with more top tips and tools

- DBTV Monthly Magazine

- regular discounts on Dance T-shirts on the DBTV Store

Check out our Totally Driven FULL PACKAGE Bundle if you want to join the full year program!

Course Curriculum

Dancers Do Business Academy - intro to LEVEL 2

What's included?

46 Videos
11 Texts
7 PDFs
Cindy Claes
Cindy Claes
Choreographer, Dance Entrepreneur

About the instructor

Cindy is an artist wearing many hats: Choreographer & Director, Dancer & Performer, Dance-storyteller & Playwright, Dance Entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Belgium, Cindy has been based in London since 2005. She is a true dance backpacker. She collected invaluable human experiences alongside her artistic path (USA, Jamaica, Europe, Trinidad, Africa, Venezuela, etc.). 

In addition to her international dance training, her dance storytelling path was nourished by her training in NYC / London / Paris, doing courses in acting, improv comedy, screenwriting, writing for comedy, and physical theatre. 

Cindy has been the recipient of several awards in London (ADAD Trailblazers, Artists International Development Fund, Bonnie Bird UK New Choreography Fund, etc.).

Passionate about using Dancehall, Hiphop and Krumping in Theatre, telling meaningful and hard hitting stories through dance, in 2014 she was commissioned by the most renown Dance Theatre venue in London, Sadler’s Wells, her show "Wild Card: Dancehall Takeover" was the first full Dancehall Theatre night in London (sold out).

Cindy’s aim is to tell electrifying stories through dance. She has presented work internationally (UK, Belgium, Hollywood, San Francisco, Jamaica, etc.). Her unstoppable fountain of energy is her signature. Her shows are artistic earthquakes touching people’s souls and hearts through laughter and tears.

Full-length productions include: “Voices in The Alleyway, “Is My Whining Winding You Up?” and “School Fi Wifey”. She is currently focussing on her two solos: “Time is ticking, phone is ringing” and “Things aren’t always black or white”. She was involved as a choreographer in many shows tackling police brutality in a variety of countries: USA / UK / Belgium.

Cindy has also set up international dance exchanges (1000 Pieces Puzzle), and many coaching programs for choreographers/dancers, providing platforms of professional development, artistic discovery and leadership.

Alongside a full schedule of choreography, performances and coaching dance artists, she can still be spotted for a boogie in dance studios in London, teaching and sharing her love for Dancehall..