Dancers Anonymous > what do you guys do for living?

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by yoyao, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. yoyao

    yoyao New Member

    are you guys all professional dancers or having another job as well?
  2. Swing Kitten

    Swing Kitten New Member

    Me? I'm a professional grad student studying set design. I say I'm a professional because it pays my rent and some expenses. During the summers I earn the savings that gets me through by carving foam, sculpting and painting (and whatever else I'm told to do) working for my mentor on some of the county displays at the CA state fair. Fun atmosphere, pays well, extremely flexible.

    I got a little distracted this summer so I didn't earn quite what I was anticipating... but I'd do it again in half a heartbeat!! and I'll end up fine financially.

    It's my goal to graduate without taking out any student loans... so far so good!!
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  3. MissAlyssa

    MissAlyssa New Member

    Dance instructor, but I'm going to realty school.
  4. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    I take out student loans for a living...that plus work as a teaching assistant while I'm working on my Ph.D.
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  5. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Amen to the loans for a living. Being a student really stinks sometimes, doesn't it?

    I'm an engineer, but looking for ways to fit into the dance "business" on the side.
  6. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    You know I'm not going to argue on this one!

    (And yes, I know, if I was the mercurial/pragmatic type I'd put a link here in HUGE neon letters, not little plain ones. :wink: )
  7. youngsta

    youngsta Active Member

    Almost 14 years in the Air Force now. I'm an electronic intelligence specialist that has flown on various special aircraft and now helps to spend millions on new technology.
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  8. yoyao

    yoyao New Member

    a chick with brain :shock: what area of engineer?
  9. dancersdreamland

    dancersdreamland New Member

    Definately not a professional dancer...but it's a dream!

    I work as a communication associate for a major broker/dealer. I help setup conferences and develop advertising for magazines.

    My ultimate goal is to go back to school and get my bachelor degree in business administration with a major in marketing and a minor in dance. Then I plan to open my own dance studio specializing in adult dance education and instruction. It's a dream and a long ways away, but it gives me something to hopefully look forward to.
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  10. MissAlyssa

    MissAlyssa New Member

    Hey that's my dream also. I want to open my own dance studio, most likely a franchised Fred Astaire. I also want to have a small nightclub (very expensive though). 8)
  11. dancersdreamland

    dancersdreamland New Member

    MissAlyssa - All the best to you! Keep the dream alive and never say never!!!!
  12. MissAlyssa

    MissAlyssa New Member

    Oh it's still a living breathing dream alright! :)
  13. peachexploration

    peachexploration New Member

    I'm a computer geek in denial. :D
  14. ballroomboilergirl

    ballroomboilergirl New Member

    I'm working on my bachelor's in chemistry with minors in management and to what I'm going to do with it professionally...your guess is as good as mine :lol: I also work part-time as a makeup artist (sort of :? ) at the MAC cosmetics counter near my college, which is nice because I get really good deals on competition makeup :D
  15. lindy jihad

    lindy jihad New Member

    Student (going for a BA in visual journalism)
    i want to do war photography. James Nachtwey is my hero, i would love to do what he does.
  16. salsachinita

    salsachinita New Member

    I am a fashion designer by trade, but now I teach patchwork quilts 8) .
    I am trying to be financially sustainable by publishing my patterns and securing more teaching hours. It would help if I win competitions (kinda works like dance comps :roll: )

    I am also working on a few projects in the salsa community here, hosted teachers, travelled with show groups, promoted clubs/events. Basically having a blast :D (though not a living :roll: )!
  17. danceguy

    danceguy New Member

    Computer Tech here. Macintosh, PC, monitors, printers, broken hard drives, etc etc, you name it, I can fix it. And if not, I can certainly break it worse and offer a shoulder to cry on if you lose all of your files. :)

    I only came upon this line of work by accident...its just something that comes easy to me and it pays the bills (barely)...but every ounce of my free time is devoted towards my other hobbies and interests. 8)

    Hoping to change careers one day soon if my other endeavors pay off...but I also think of going back to school to get my that family responsibilities have changed...I may do just that!

  18. mhgroove

    mhgroove New Member

    I'm a mortgage loan officer for Wells Fargo. I work mostly with first-time homebuyers. Anyone looking to buy a house? E-mail me at and I will be happy to give you an idea on what it takes to buy a home!
  19. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    But I already know the answer... and it's something I don't have! :wink: :oops: :( :?
  20. NeoDevin

    NeoDevin New Member

    I'm gonna join the student loans club here. I get a full time job doing whatever I can find over the summers, and take out student loans to pay for school. I'm in my second year of Honours Mathematical Physics at the University of Alberta, though hopefully that'll be Cornell next year. :)

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