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Career Transition for Dancers

Career Transition for Dancers


Friday, September 7, 2012 - 7:30pm

Gearing Up for a Job Search


Gearing Up for a Job Search

Job Search

Where are you in your transition? This was the main topic during a workshop presented last year by Suzie Jary, CTFD Career Consultant. The focus was to assist dancers in identifying where they are starting from. If your answer is "gearing up for a job search," then read on for more resources, programs, and services that Career Transition For Dancers can offer you.  

Fall is a busy hiring season, so now is the perfect time to schedule a free one-on-one career counseling appointment to review your dance or work resume, devise a job search strategy, and brush up on interview techniques! 
There are over 300 transition links 
on our website on topics ranging from job search to career assessment and resume writing. All of the links have been recommended by our career counselors. Video career conversations are also availalbe to stream online and include hot topics such as LinkedIn for Your Job Search, Job Search Over 40, and Interviewing 101.

Join the discussion online and share how you ramp up your job search on our LinkedIn group.

Affordable Artist Housing Survey

Are you a member of the visual or performing arts community in the New York/New Jersey region? Are you looking for or concerned about the availability of affordable housing?

There is still time to take this short survey conducted by the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation: http://ow.ly/cksqS. The survey will close on September 14.

It only takes ten minutes and will help the AFHDC move forward with the development of affordable artists’ rental housing in Rahway and throughout northern New Jersey. Your responses are critical. They will assist in determining design, amenities and more!

SAG/AFTRA Music Video Agreement

On July 21, the SAG-AFTRA National Board unanimously approved a new agreement covering music videos. This is the first agreement of its kind with the major record labels to cover dancers and other performers on music videos.

The three-year agreement, between SAG-AFTRA and Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, EMI Music and The Walt Disney Co., was the first of its kind in the industry. It ensures that those who work on music videos have basic health and safety guarantees, minimum daily rates, and contributions to their retirement plans.

Who’s Covered?

- All performers engaged in a music video are covered by the agreement, including actors, announcers, dancers, models, narrators, singers and stunt performers.
- Choreographers and assistant choreographers are covered for purposes of health and retirement contributions only.
- This agreement does not include background performers or instrumental musicians. Read more

Gala News
27th Anniversary Gala

Catch the latest updates on our new and improved blog page! Our 27th Anniversary Jubilee: Jump for Joy! A Dance Variety Spectacular is fast approaching on Monday, November 5th in NYC. Read more about our honorees, special appearances, and performing artists.

  Gala Volunteers Needed in NYC
Volunteer Opportunities

Here is your chance to give back! If you are located in NYC and interested in helping with the Gala festivities, you can sign up as a Gala Volunteer! We’re using VolunteerSpot (an online sign up and reminder tool) to organize our Gala Volunteers. Here’s how it works:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot
2. Enter your email address. (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot.
3. Sign Up!  Choose your spots. VolunteerSpot will send you automated confirmation and reminder messages. 

Note: VolunteerSpot does NOT share your email address with anyone or send spam emails. If you prefer not to enter your address – please contact Dana at 212 764 0172 and she can sign you up manually.

If tickets are available, volunteers will receive one gala performance ticket (a 5 value!) for the show on Monday, November 5 at 7:00pm.

National Calendar

LA Career Conversation: Jump Start Your Career
Tuesday, September 18 - 7:00-9:00pm

Save the date! On September 18, guest speaker Art Dielhenn, CPCC, from Los Angeles Coaching - Career Solutions for Creative Professionals, will give you tips on how to jump start your career. During this free workshop, you will learn how to maintain your relevance in a new career, while transferring your passion, discipline, and flexibility.  RSVP to Joanne at 323 549 6660 or to joanne.divito@sagaftra.org, as space is limited. Free of charge.

5757 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400
Hollywood Room
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Business Group Meeting 
Monday, September 24 - 6:30-8:00pm

Our Business Group provides dancers in New York with practical business information, and also allows them to network with other entrepreneurs and business people. All dancer entrepreneurs at any stage in their business development—including their  performing career businesses—are invited to attend. The Business Group is co-moderated by CTFD Career Counselor Lauren Gordon and Entrepreneur Krisha Marcano. Please RSVP to groups@careertransition.org or call Dana at 212 764 0172, as space is limited.

Career Transition For Dancers, New York
The Actors' Equity Building
165 W 46 Street (at 7th Ave)
Suite 701, 7th Floor
New York, NY

Diamond Group Meeting
Thursday, September 27 - 11:00am-1:00pm

Our Diamond Group enables mature dancers in New York City to meet and discuss common issues relating to career development, work-related skills, finances, health, and other aspects of their professional lives. In addition, group members exchange valuable information and resources. Co-leaders are Lauren Gordon, Career Transition For Dancers' East Coast Career Counselor, and Anita Lands, Career Transition Coach. Please RSVP to groups@careertransition.org or call Dana at 212 764 0172 as space is limited. New members are always welcome. Free of charge.

Career Transition For Dancers, New York
The Actors' Equity Building
165 W 46 Street (at 7th Ave)
Suite 701, 7th Floor
New York, NY

Scholarships and Grants

The Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship Fund
Provides ,000 scholarships or grants to initiate an academic or retraining process, or to help professional dancers with start-up money for a new business. Eligibility for financial assistance is based on work history as a professional dancer. The next application deadline is Wednesday, October 31, 2012. 

Fully completed applications must arrive in our New York City office by 5:00pm on the application deadline.Applications postmarked on the deadline date or received after the deadline date will not be accepted.

To contribute to our scholarship and grant award programs, please contact Alexander J. Dubé, Executive Director, for sponsorship opportunities and details.

E adube@careertransition.org  |  T 212 764 0172
Career Transition For Dancers - 
165 W 46 Street, Suite 701, New York, NY 10036
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