Professional dancers are also known as the top sportsmen and women among performing artists. Their work is more than just a job. It is an intensive, demanding career, which requires passion and dedication. Dancers are so dedicated that they forget that dancing is their job – it is their life.
The downside of a dancing career is that its intensive and demanding character means that it doesn’t last long. At a certain point, dancers have to end their performing career and choose a new profession.
The Stichting Omscholingsregeling Dansers was founded in 1986. This programme provides support for dancers who want to make a new start in society, through giving counselling and careers advice, and a financial contribution towards realising the new choice of profession.