The Professional Dancers Society, Inc. is a non-profit corporation formed to serve the professional dancer, active and inactive.  There is no separation between ballet, Broadway, television, cabaret, motion pictures, etc. . .


      A career in dance has never been easy,  and those who choose to pursue this artform know the effort, dedication and sacrifices are enormous.  Like that of a  fine athlete,  the career is also comparatively short-lived.    Acquiring the name  GYPSY, though fraught  with romantic connotations, is characterized by the simple fact,  to make a living, dancers  must go where the work is.   Hence, most dancers belong to an assortment of theatrical unions, and exceedingly few qualify for the Motion  Picture  Home  when the need arises.    To fill this need, PDS was created.     Now, PDS has  joined  forces with THE ACTORS' FUND OF  AMERICA,  a  national  organization  dedicated  to  the  welfare  of  all entertainment professionals learn.  Together, PDS hopes to achieve the goals long needed of low income housing, retirement and nursing facilities for all dancers.

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Text by Edmund Balin