ABSTRACT

Just as dance studios can affect the creativity that occurs within them, so the living situation of the dancer can have an equal affect on his spirit and attitude which in turn creates a direct influence on his work. At the beginning of a dancer’s career, the most important part of the day, in terms of both time and energy, is occupied by dance classes and/or various types of physical training. Outside jobs which the dancers undertake for financial support make up an important, second, time consuming category. The remaining short third slot which one spends at home “off hours” can provide a “quality period” which may greatly enhance the working hours of the dancer. This is true whether the living conditions in which the “quality time” is spent are in permanent daily lodgings or if they lie in the transient, eternal hotel rooms which all touring performers must eventually occupy In arriving at a viable solution to the living situation, the dancer must consider certain elements.