A lot has been weighing on my mind recently about work– and how lucky am I to have work as a writer, and potentially some possibilities for next season if I go back to dancing on top of teaching. These are opportunities I am blessed to have, but if I’m good at it, should I expect payment? And I mean tangible payment, not the-richeness-of-my-soul kind of thing.
I think the world of professional dance has its own set of rules. There are reasons why I would dance for free besides karma points but there are also times when, at least in my own history, it has NOT been worth the trouble. So here’s a little guideline/ chart I came up with for dancing for free. I call it:
To Dance for Free, or Not to Dance For Free- That is the Question
Just ask yourself, what would the tutu-clad Mr. Monopoly do? And then ignore everyone else’s advice (even mine) and do what is in your heart.