National Dance Day falls on July 30 To all of our readers engaged in current, former, or future careers as dancers, we celebrate you! A dancer’s life can be enriching and heart-wrenchingly difficult, sometimes all on the same day. Dancers are artists and athletes at the same time. They give everything to their profession, including their physical health. A career in dance demands investment on every level, and some of these investments result in injuries due to accidents or overworked muscles and joints. Even if dancers are gifted, trained, and lucky enough to reach the highest levels of the profession without a single injury, they still typically retire much earlier than those who pursue less physical careers.So what happens next? No matter where your dance career takes you, and no matter what form of performance you pursue (modern dance, ballet, theater, dancing for NFL or NBA, and more), you’ll eventually need to contemplate your next steps. If you’re approaching this stage, consider these potential career moves.