Ballroom Dance > Dancesport Related Jobs

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by chocolatchica, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. chocolatchica

    chocolatchica New Member

    Ok I guess you could call this a mini thread because I just had a quick question. Does anyone know of any good dancesport related jobs that one could do? I am just getting a little tired of wokring a job that I'm not really too much into when I would much rather (actually love) working in a studio (even at the front desk) or anything else dancesport related. I would really appreciate any input because this is something I would really like to look into. Thanks :)

    P.S. Teaching at a franchise studio is not really an option (long long long story I'll discuss later in some other thread).
  2. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Well-Known Member

    competition video camera operator?
  3. jwlinson

    jwlinson Member

    In addition to that, you could also mix music and be the DJ. Be the total Audio/Video guru for your studio. Take pictures for the studio's website, advertisements, etc.
  4. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

    dress vendor
  5. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    any kind of vendor for that matter
  6. wooh

    wooh Well-Known Member

    Just be warned, while sometimes turning hobby into a job can lead to a happy career, it can sometimes just turn into a lost hobby.
  7. chocolatchica

    chocolatchica New Member

    I would actually love working for a vendor but don't know how to go about it. I asked once but said they weren't hiring. Seeing as how I always see the same people at the vendor stands every year at every comp I wonder how they come about such jobs. I know I would love to do something dancesport related because I have been dancing since I was 3 (ballet and jazz) and it is much more than a hobby to me. I also plan on keeping my job while trying something dancesport related. I definitely think that it is a good avenue to get more involved in something I love.
  8. Shelu

    Shelu Member

    dancesport related

    Wow, do I have a dancesport related job for you (extra money) that is. My name is Shelu and I am just getting our business out to the world and do need help. My daughter and I have been ballroom dancing for five years. We have meet very nice people in the business. But , I do need help. I am busy designing latin dresses. Shelu designs to take to events.
    I find I don't have time for the dancesport related work, that needs it.
    Feel, free to message me or email :bouncy:
  9. SwingWaltz

    SwingWaltz New Member

    Dancesport Photographer.
    If you have an interest in photography and love playing around with cameras. It's a great job.
  10. ChelD

    ChelD Member

    Registrar? Scrutineer?
  11. Laura

    Laura New Member

    Registrar is long hours and low (or no) pay, but its super fun and exciting and you get to meet EVERYONE.
  12. Another Elizabeth

    Another Elizabeth Active Member

    Scrutineer is also long hours with little pay, and god help you if you make a mistake. You get the best seat in the house, and then can't watch much of the competition. I did it for years, but mostly as a contribution to the community, not as a reasonable way to make money. I generally asked for the amount they were paying the chairman of judges, not so much because I needed the money, but because I needed them to understand and respect the job.
  13. chocolatchica

    chocolatchica New Member

    I have actually worked as a registrar for the SW Regionals and had a blast. I was not payed but I have to say that it was well worth it. I met so many DF'ers and other great dancers. I had a blast. I am looking more for something that has some pay this time though. Even if it is a little, it is something that I didn't have. And since I go to comps all the time and am at the studio I figure, might as well try working with a vendor or for a studio........
  14. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Not to mention lots of travel for either/both.
  15. chocolatchica

    chocolatchica New Member

    Don't you have to be certified to do that?
  16. Another Elizabeth

    Another Elizabeth Active Member

    Yes, you have to pass the exam first.
  17. tunape

    tunape New Member

    I've been toying around with the idea of Ballroom/sports marketing. Helping comps and competitors form a strategic, market themselves, and advertising. I'm sure there are a number of other professional services, the question is whether the industry can support it.
  18. Tuan, PM me when you get a chance.
  19. hamstersphere

    hamstersphere New Member

    Me too. I've long wondered (coming from an advertising/marketing/design background) whether the industry could support/would benefit from marketing/promotion/Web design/etc etc services from someone who (at least to a degree) has a sense of what's going on from both sides.

    Then again, maybe I'm just daydreaming about work that suits both my passions equally. :)
  20. tunape

    tunape New Member

    Of course, there are a number of other professions like sports pscyhologist, nutritionist, sports massage,etc... which can cater to ballroom world, but I don't know if there is a high enough demand to solely serve the ballroom community. Again, I don't know if the industry can support this.

    Apparel is difficult, imho, because of distribution issues. Even the major design houses don't have good distribution channels.

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