Website Design: Connie Taylor Krupp 

+ All Content Copyright:  State of Grace, Inc.

* Quote by Herman Melville


They go from strength to strength . . .    Psalm 84:7

Apré

. . . Now For My

Next Act!

There are very few occupations that have lifespans as brief as a career in dance.

 

The average student begins dancing at age seven; usually requiring approximately ten years of training to become a dancer. Add five more years to become a choreographer. 

 

Most professional dancers retire from performing in their early or mid-thirties.

Some dancers take sabbaticals from dance to have children or obtain degrees before returning to a life that includes dance.

Some dancers continue dancing as teachers or choreographers. But most branch off into different career paths, dancing when they can . . .

or not at all.

For some dancers, leaving the dance world  is a difficult transition. For others, it is a natural progression.

Every dancer in the  State of Grace Company has experienced stages and seasons where they had to step out of dance temporarily or make a lifestyle change that no longer had room for dance. So we can identify with the process.

We built this website to encourage, support, and hopefully inspire all you

Full-time Dancers,

Part-time Dancers,

and

Up-and-Coming Dancers.

 

But we also built this site for

Retiring Dancers, 

Once-Were Dancers,

+

Other Artists & Creatives

because we are all at different stages on our journeys and we believe each stage should as beautiful and satisfying as the ones that came before.

Follow along with our

Grace Notes

as we meander in and out of dance, and continue to explore and experience the wonder of living in a

State of Grace. 

A Note  from Taylor

The legendary Martha Graham said,

"A dancer dies twice:  

Once when they stop dancing,

and this first death is the more painful."

As a dancer who was once referred to as a "Graham Cracker", I can genuinely say that I love Martha Graham. But I would like to challenge you to not buy into her statement. There are many ways to dance in this life; movement is just one of them. 

~ T