How many times have you heard a phrase: "...a starving artist..." Well, it is true, the college is expensive, but believe it or not, the dance education is actually more expensive!
Shockingly, prices per single open dance class are jumping up as well as the prices for everything dance clothes, studio rentals, music...
My question is how do you guys, my fellow dancers, pay for your continuing education?
If you don't have rich parents, do you have 2 jobs in order to afford it? If you do, then when do you find time to dance and work on your body? Do you take loans, or credit cards?
The problem here is that any other student who goes to college just completes 4-6 years degree and yes it is expensive, but once you have obtained the degree ,you are pretty much done. If you have taken a loan, all you do is go out there to the "real" job market world, find a "real adult job" and pay it off.
But with our carries it is an ongoing issue. We must work on our body till the end of our days, and thus pay for this education. So it is a life time investment into our bodies and passion. If you need to train, you will need space, so you need to spend more money.
So what is the solution? How do you manage to balance your continued development while affording to do so? Do you get involved with 'work/study' and if you do then when do you find the time to dance between having a job to bring in money to live and having a second job to provide you with dance classes.