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« on: June 22, 2013, 05:30:59 AM »

When I first started dancing, I had large wads of cash.  Great job.  Lots of disposable income.Then stuff happened,the economy collapsed and I was,for a while, an unemployed stay at home Mom. And everything changed.  Even though I wanted/needed dance more than ever, it became harder than ever to achieve.

Anybody else have a similar experience (Not asking anything personal.  Just setting up the topic. Cool )

What, if anything, have you done to economize (if necessary) in order to keep dancing in a depressed economy? Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 05:40:27 AM »

I guess dance is no different from any other activity - it has its place on the 'affordability' scale.  That is intimes of hardship it gets dropped according to its real necessity to one's life.  The good thing is that to dance at some level one needs hardly any cash at all - the problem of course is that the type of dancing isn't what one is primarily interested in. 

We had a prominent member of the forum (they would have to identify themselves of course) that did just what you describe, went through a period of hardship and gave up dance.  Since better times have come back they have not returned, though I know they keep connected. 

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2013, 10:16:28 AM »

Yes.  I know of a member of this forum who went through a dancing hiatus for financial reasons and who now dances again.  Cool

I suppose you are right. Dancing is arguably "free."  It's certain types of dancing that can be very expensive.  So, in times of hardship, one could always pursue free or inexpensive types of dance, rather than giving it up altogether.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2013, 02:22:00 PM »

yup, make some castanetts out of bottle tops and boogie ... Smiley Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 04:25:11 AM »

well perhaps you can do a small group class with the teacher and share the hour cost, better than trying to get coaching with a big group. but I think alot of proprietors have to think about their charges. I know they have to make a living but start charging too much people will leave the sport.
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 08:18:24 AM »

Exactly.  "What the market will bear" is less in a poor economy than in a robust one.
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