MARIN, Calif. — By day they are HR managers and construction contractors, by night they glide on stage as performers. The dance company “Don’t Quit Your Day Job Dancers” proves that dreams can cohabit with any career path.
“We really want a passion and a purpose in life, and I feel like my business has given people that,” said Doree Clark, artistic director of Don’t Quit Your Day Job Dancers. “They can dance at any age, any skill level, and they will realize the dream of dancing that they might have had as children and never did.”
The performance company is home to community members of various professions, ages and dance backgrounds.
“It was not a group of 20 year olds or teenagers, it was a group of adults who wanted to dance,” described Jennifer Gotti, dancer and human resources manager. “We had people up to around 90 dancing with us.”
Don’t Quit Your Day Job dancers perform ‘dansiques’, a form of storytelling that combines movement and dialogue to convey meaningful messages. The company’s next show “The Wild Soul” encourages true self-expression.
“Part of it is letting go and enjoying what we have,” said dancer and building contractor Michael Serecsko.
Dancer Amy Rankin-Williams added, “Our world is quite intense, so a little laughter and a little bit of touching someone’s heart, a little inspiration goes a long way.”
For more information on the Don’t Quit Your Day Job Dancers and upcoming shows, go here.