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Welcome to Career Transition For Dancers!
We’re still here for the dance community—now as a program of The Actors Fund.
Career Transition For Dancers has been a vital part of the dance community for 30 years and we’re now available to dancers across the country at our new home at The Actors Fund. In addition to Career Transition For Dancers’ services, The Fund can also provide dancers with counseling and emergency financial assistance, health insurance counseling and enrollment, and assistance with affordable housing. For more information and to speak with a Career Transition For Dancers counselor, please see our contact information below.
Dance is a career that entails an extraordinarily high level of passion, commitment and extensive periods of training. It is also a career with a professional life that is relatively brief and not often financially sustainable. Founded in 1985, Career Transition For Dancers enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines.
Core program services include, the National Outreach Program, Career Counseling and Guidance Program and the Scholarship and Grant Program. Dancers are also eligible to receive individual and group counseling services, referrals for healthcare and health insurance, and where eligible access to emergency financial assistance.
Criteria for dancers interested in career counseling and guidance:
Criteria for dancers interested in a scholarship or grant:
The first step in becoming a participant of Career Transition For Dancers is to attend an orientation. Orientations are held twice per month, except legal holidays, in the following locations:
New York Every 2nd and 4th Monday at 10:00 am
Chicago Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 10:00 am
Los Angeles Every 2nd and 4th Monday at 10:00 am
If you do not live in proximity of one of our offices a Career Counselor will help orient you to the program.
Speak with your Career Counselor for information regarding the scholarship application deadlines.
212.221.7300 ext. 259
212.221.7300 ext. 259
323.933.9244 ext. 472
We are proud to present The Actors Fund Podcast Series, offering valuable information based on workshops The Fund offers in our New York and Los Angeles offices. Stay tuned for more to come in the series!