These B-Schoolers made their
dream business a reality.
I was an adjunct professor at two local universities teaching dance. On the side, I was writing grants to fund my performances. I was struggling. I was becoming bitter. I was exhausted.I was barely making it financially, and was scared all the time about money. I woke up at least one night a week worrying about how I was going to cover my expenses.
OMG!!! The freedom! I was so scared to start B-School in 2014 because I didn’t know any other modern/postmodern dancers doing it this way. It seemed almost sacrilegious. I was wary, for sure. But oh, the joy! The exuberance that I acquired by doing B-School. Everything has changed. I am out of the university system, teaching 3 classes a week to a wonderful and irreverent group of people from all walks of life. I have highly trained dancers looking for new ways to enter into their bodies as well as people who have never danced and are scared out of their wits to come to class I have 22 year-olds just finding their way in the world, and 82 year-olds grappling with the fact that they are coming to the end of a well-lived life.
It is truly an amazing experience that I get to lead and facilitate 3 days a week, and I get paid to do it! And I get to make all the decisions and figure it out on my own. I love love love working for myself with no one stopping me from trying a wild and crazy idea.
B-School changed everything for me.
I have stopped being scared about money, which is weird, because I am definitely not one of those B-Schoolers raking in the cash and only working 4 hours a week. I still struggle and I am not taking trips to exotic places, and I am working a lot, but because of B-School, something shifted in me. I love waking up in the morning after a good night’s sleep, putting on my dance pants, piling my unkempt hair on top of my head, and starting my day. I love that most of my day is spent dancing.