2021 Dance Ambassador Program

The Details

Applications for our 2021 Dance Ambassador Program ARE NOW CLOSED.  Our third year was partially interrupted by the health crisis but the ambassadors did well to overcome the challenges of practicing at home for months at a time. The future looks bright as dancers are adjusting and many have improved and are excited to see what the fourth class will accomplish.

We are searching for active dancers who love dance and want to dedicate some of their time to showing off their passion for dance while giving back to the dance & local communities.

The ideal candidate is a competitive level dancer who is always learning and working to be better at their craft.  They must be kind to all and respectful to their peers.  A good relationship with their parents is a must as most scheduling and communication will be with the parents.  Dancers need to be available for three (3) exclusive events between January and December.  Each of the ambassadors will be required to share their images at their home dance studio and the dance community.  Ambassadors will be encouraged to be active in sharing event ideas as well as encouragement for other ambassadors online and in person. As an ambassador there is an expectation that each one will actively post 1-2 of our images per week on social media as well as advertise events. You will be the face of our work and we want dancers who will proudly show off the images we create with them.

As an ambassador, the dancer will receive a digital mobile app,  featuring their images to distribute to other dancers as samples and invite them to sign up for an action dance session. Each dancer will get a promotional code that will provide a discount on all products offered by our studio.  They will also be the first to know about new products, and invited to special opportunity sessions.  At the end of the season, ambassadors in good standing will receive Alumni Status and discounts for all future purchases.

Do you want to be a part of a special & talented group of local dancers with the goal of giving back positive and meaningful effort to the dance and local communities? Click the button below on January 1st 2021 to apply to the next class of ambassadors and when its complete tell all your friends about this amazing opportunity!

Applications are CLOSED!!!

Thank you to all who applied.

 

If you have other questions that we have not answered here, please feel free to use the contact form on the home page to ask us!   We will be glad to answer your questions and concerns, as well as give more details about the program. The contact form is NOT AN APPLICATION to the program, please use the button at the top of the page!

What if I am an ambsaador elsewhere?

We encourage all of our ambassadors to apply to their favorite brands as ambassadors.  It's one of the greatest feelings being picked to represent.  We would love to see our dancers as successful models and the opportunities that present themselves to our dancers.

Being an ambassador for another photographer could be a conflict of interest and confusing to your audience.  However, we will always support our ambassadors to have sessions with other photographers, especially if it is for dance brands and  modelling opportunities. It should be clear with the images that you are posting, who you represent as an ambassador.  If we see that you are not active in promoting our brand, we will not be shy in asking if you would like to continue as an ambassador.

What if I don't have a studio to call home?

It's completely OK to not be a regular at a studio.  We would ask that you continue to build your online presences and share our work with the dance friends you make along the way.  There are so many studios in our area and so many great opportunities to make new dance friends.

Is there a cost to being an ambassador?

Yes, the "Ambassador Start-up Experience" will be a sort of orientation and way of capturing dance images to customize promotional items with our new class of ambassadors.  This experience includes an initial group session (or individual if state mandated restrictions are in place), a digital mobile app, and one of our ARP Dance Images t-shirts.  The $100 fee for this first session will quickly be made back with the savings of the ambassador discounts throughout the year and free shooting opportunities as they arise.  The more active you are as an ambassador, the more free stuff we will send your way. 

What if I can't make 3 events?

While we understand that dance can be a very active passion you are pursuing, we would like ambassadors to be just as committed to being a part of our team.  Our season runs from the end of January through December.  If you are unable to attend an ambassador exclusive event, we may be able to set up something for you. This 2021 season will be uncertain as restrictions are in place for the current pandemic. Some of the events in the past have been: Sunrise Beach Session, Sunset Session/ Boardwalk Evening, and Ambassador BBQ.

I am not a Dancer, but I do Cheer or Gymnastics!

We are entertaining the possibility of accepting ambassadors to the program who are not solely focused on dance.  There will still be the expectation of attending the same number of events and hosting an event at your facility.  Mixing cheer and gymnastics with dance is a great way to see how they all have a common base of skills while focusing on different aspects of technique.  So if you are cheer or gymnastic please feel free to apply to the program this year!

What if I don't live in New Jersey?

One of the main requirements of the program is attendance at 3 ambassador events during the year.  Some of our best ambassadors are located in Pennsylvania/ Delaware/ Conneticut and make the commitment to drive to the Jersey Shore for events.  We are thrilled that dancers all over the US are interested in applying for the Ambassador program, but unfortunately our circumstances do not allow us to offer this program at different destinations.  If you are interested in working with us, we would love to discuss options of locations/ opportunities.

How many ambassadors are you accepting?

This 2021 season we are looking for a total of 15 dancers on our ambassador team.  This past season, our team was robbed of their competition season, and most recitals occurred outside on a stage. We have asked a few to remain on the team for 2021 and will fill the opening spots with this search. Ideally, we will strongly consider those we have worked with on a shoot, but will not rule out a great candidate we have yet to meet.

What if my social media accounts are private?

We understand your concern with keeping your accounts safe.  As long as you follow us (@ARP_Dance_Images) and we follow you, there is no problem.  While the goal is to show the world your amazing dance images, we trust that you will be active in making it known to fellow dancers where your images were created. Bonus points if you are already showing your friends images we have created together!