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I've recently found a Canadian company called "Get Up and Go Global," also known as GGG, that hires out talent and coordinators for a variety of different resorts around the world for a 6 month contract. You could do anything from help coordinate daily activities for travelers (i.e. volleyball, kayaking, poolside trivia, horse shoe, etc) to dancing onstage at night as part of a performance group.
I was offered three different positions in Mexico, but they were asking me to leave, pretty much, immediately. I declined at the time, because I had my sister's wedding coming up, but asked them to contact me again in August.
Another reservation I had was that they constantly kept asking for photos, specifically in bikinis.
Have you ever heard of, worked for or known someone who has been employed by Get Up and Go Global? Do you think asking for photos of someone is a sign that a company is shady? What are your thoughts?
What's so bad about photos in bikinis? I have lots of them (all of me, call me a narcissist) on MySpace. No, I wouldn't assume they were shady; if their possible jobs include entertaining (such as the dancing on stage you mentioned), it makes sense they would evaluate your physical appearance as one possible talent.
Have you done your due diligence with this company? Check the Internet for other references to them, outside their own websites. I'm not sure what the Canadian counterpart to the BBB (Better Business Bureau) is, but check there, too.
hello there gimme your adress mail jackie i want to share some word about this company!!!see you or add me on facebook sofien legrin !! regards sofien
I've had a friend work for them and loved it and renewed her contract 3 times. I am also looking to work for this company so if you have any info i would love to hear about it!
i have just recieved a letter from ggg to apply for dancer position in mexico the resort looks amazing!! i sent pics already, they then sent me this job description today ( a week later) and have a small amount of dance experience wonder how much i will need???, but yea am also a little suss about what is expected etc is it too good to be true?
<<but yea am also a little suss about what is expected etc is it too good to be true?>>
Well, I just did a web search, and there seemed to be little about them other than their own site and advertising. That can be good or bad -- good, because no one has written about them on the scam report sites; bad, because you cannot get an unbiased opinion. So, I would go with Sofien L.'s offer to tell you a few things by email, and keep in mind Louise B.'s friend who loved working for them. That seems to be the best we can do in the absence of reviews on the Web.
Does anyone know of any other companies that hire Australian Dancers for any kind of overseas work e.g resorts, cruise ships anything along those lines?
I had a similar experience as Jackie did with this company - I sent pictures (via regualr mail) and form that point, I could never even talk to anyone (by phone or email) that could tell me whether or not my application and photos had arrived. When I talked to them, they seemed like they only wanted someone who was ready to go immediatlely. Furthermore, any questions I asked went unansered. But, when I search the net for Dancer/Entertainment Jobs at Mexican All-inclusive Resorts, all that seems to come up is GGG. If this is a reputable company that may be able to actually help me set something up, please let me know!!! Thanks!
Jackie...did you end up going with GGG? Jason...where did you go with GGG? And, Tamsine, are you going to go ahead with the job offer? and were able to get any details out of the people at GGG?
Any info or advice, on this company or any others like it, would be SUPER SUPER helpful!! Add me on facebook or email me!
Katie Ludwig (Edmonton, AB)
I haven't ended up with GGG, although I get new offers from them on a monthly basis. They still want recent photos, and videos...
A colleague from high school applied for GGG too, and asked that we be placed together. GGG did a good job of sending us offers for the same resorts and answered a fair amount of questions, but still left others unanswered. I asked a few times to speak with someone directly who has worked at the resorts, and was given a phone number to call. I tried skyping the number 5 times, but it was never answered, and there was no option to leave a voice mail...Nonetheless, my friend ended up taking a dancing job in Chicago, instead.
So, I really don't have much more info than before and still interested in finding out more... Anyone else get anything more?
Hi! I'm curious about GGG too…They offered me a dance contract last night, but with few details...
GGG seems a tad unorganized, but ready and willing to set people up with jobs. Have you guys found any other agencies or resorts that hire directly? And, are you strictly thinking Mexico?
No, not set on Mexico, specifically. I, personally, do not know of any other agencies like GGG; however, I know that GGG warns against being hired on directly from the resorts, because they say they will not look out for the employees like GGG does... but, I've never been offered a job directly from a resort to know if this is true, or not...
iam on a contract with ggg atm, they are a great company who really do look out for you. Yes you do have to send through alot of photos and be ready to go on short notice but all will be worth it when you get there!
So yes, theyre a legit company. I was in the same position as all you guys a couple months ago but it definitely is worth going through them and not the resort directly because you have to remember wherever you are working they are a different culture to yours, which means different rules and mindsets. GGG will help you wherever they can and keep in touch with you.
Hope this helps!
Hi Louise!! I'm curious about your position… Are you a dancer? Could you please tell me what resort company you working for? ...And if you are a dancer, could you describe the shows that you are doing? Thanks! :) -K
Shows will vary from resort to resort. When they send you info on the resort it normally tells you what kind of dance training you need and what kind of work you will be doing.
It is a really great experience! So if you're getting offers for an opportunity like this i really suggest you take it, as it is a once and a life time chance to do what you love and travel at the same time!
Louise, I would like to go through GGG, but I am a little leary of what the resorts and the ngiht shows may be like, as well as the responibilities of the position - mostly, I'd like to dance and hopefully get in a good quality show. So, when GGG offers you a job, do they tell you the name of the resort that the position is at? I figure if you know the resort then you can Google and youtube to find out the rest. Thanks!
My daughter is flying to Mexico with GGG next week. She is 22 and this is her fiorst dance job. They have been very strict on the requirements for her training and qualifications. The company have answered every question we raised and my daughter has spoken directly to their office in Canada and the Choreographer at the resort. You can find our what type of shows by looking up the resort name on the web. her shows are mostly Broadway type. Mexico is a dangerous country but they have assured her safety in every aspect. As a Dad I researched as much as I could ad it seems ok to me
For those who did end up working for GGG, did you have to leave within a couple weeks? They repeatedly ask if one is ready to work immediately, and if you ask about employment in a month or 2, they say they will deal with you then. What is the process for setting something up with these guys? When they say available now, are they wanting you to leave in a 2 weeks, 1 week, less?
Did you have to make a decision, set things up, book flights, get a Visa immediately? Or were they able to give you a few weeks to plan?
Yes she had to leave within three weeks. Once she accepted the job she was given a date by which she had to arrive. You have to book and pay for your own flights. They sort the visa out when you arrive but you have to take your original birth certificate and dance certificates with an apostille stamp on them. These cost about £120/£150 including a notary who legislates the dance certificates. this was all a bit complicated at first but once you reealise what it is it's simple but takes time unless you can travel to the Legalisation counter in person (which is the cheapest way) I am surprised you are not aware of this because if you go onto GGG website it tells you everything you need to know.
Hi Yes she arrived safe and has been in Mexico now for three weeks. All is going well for her though she injured her neck during a rehearsal but this was all taken care of for her and she is now dancing in two shows a night. Be aware of mobile phone charges though as she took her phone with her and in two weeks the bill was £500 as it costs £2.50 per minute to make a call.(mostly my fault calling her a lot) Get a phone in the country you are going to which is what she is going to do. It's not all plain sailing as she obvioulsy was homesick over Christmas and had a problem getting used to the Mexican food but she has the tenacity to see these things through. She is enjoying the beach when she gets time off which is not that much.
John, how did she get across the border? did she buy a one-way ticket and have they figure out her visa when she got there? I'm having troubles with nobody that is answering me.
Hi Jenna B. I got her a return flight with Thomsonfly on a holiday jet, she just didn't get on the return flight. It is the cheapest way. The company are sorting out her work visa for her whilst she is there. They met her at the airport and are taking care of all the formalities. We did know all this before she left though as we were advised of everything. It is a very tough schedule though and she is very tired but has only been there three and a half weeks so hasn't got used to it all yet. She has been in some pretty amazing shows. The most difficult thing is getting in contact with her so plan ths in advance before you go. Take a laptop as they provide wifi in the accomodation. My daughter didn't do this so has to rely on other people or an internet cafe.
Hi John. How did you find a phone number for the company? My daughter has been offered a position and I'd like to talk with them too. Thanks, Andrea S
Andrea - - where is your daughter thinking of going? Hopefully Mazatlan? I'm down here...pretty much the only one that speaks English and it would be awesome if she came down here!! They are looking for another girl!!
Sorry Andrea I didn't actually answer your question. If you Google Get Up and Go Global it will give your their head offcie in Canada with address and phone number. I never spoke to them my daughter found the job and spoke to them herself to ensure she was being employed as only dancer and not an entertainer
Hi again Just seen Sofien's note. Where my daughter is she is on a strict timetable. Rehearsals everyday 9.00am to 1.00pm. Shows every evening 8.00pm and 9.30pm one hour each show. Thursdays off.It is a 5 star resort so there is nogthing much around other than the beach and small town but they lay on things for the staff. When she was ill last week they took really good care of her. In a hospital in a private room with phone so we could speak to her. But they wanted her back in the shows as soon as she was able even though she was not well but it's a job so not much different to over here. GGG do not contact you once you get there because you are employed by the resort they just make the job happen within safety rules. Hope that helps. However I have to say I worry about her constantly.
I was just wondering if anyone has any contact info for someone who has done one of these gigs for ggg? I'd like to hear about their experience, email me at email@example.com
Hi John. C do you know the sort of condition your daughters accommodation is?
Because I am being offered a dancer only position in Tulum (near Cancun)the resort is a 5 star. But in the description of the job it says "if you require a 5 star hotel accommodation do not apply"
So in my head i'm just thinking the worst.
Also you mentioned your daughter is performing every night, is this EVERY night week to week, (apart from her day off)
I'd really appreciate your response
For others wanting to know more about them, I spoke to one of the managers and he was very nice, professional, and gave me lots of information on the phone. I got a good feel from it, they also reply quickly to me (emails).
it sounds like the same resort where my daughter is. The accomodation is off the resort and is very basic. Twin room you share with another dancer. But is' a big room with bathoom and fitted wardrobes but nothing else. It is secured in an area and has security at the gate so no one can get in unles they live there. It has wi fi which is £5per month each so take your laptop. there is an internet cafe just outside with skype etc but always have to queue. It has an on site cafe where you can buy food and drinks. My daughter is very happy there as it is 5 mins from a beach. What thay don't tell you is you are not allowed on the resort unless you are working and apparently the staff food is rubbish but my daughter has been there two months now and has found what she needs. The shows are two a night six nights a week and you rehearse 9.00am to 2.00pm six days. You only get Thursdays off. It's hard work but she is getting great experience and been in some amazing shows. If you send me your e mail I will send you some pics of her in her costumesand her room. Send me via message on here.
It is not quite what she expected but she is getting paid a lot more than they tell you at GGG so she is happy. They have just changed the rules about flying home and they no longer pay for it if you stay the six months or not. If you are in England Thomascookfly do return flights for £350 for a two week holiday so I booked one of these so she could come home if she hated it but she stayed.
Its not for everyone, her room mate lasted three days and went back to Australia. She has been injureddancing and been ill in hospital for three days but they looked after her well. Most dancers are Mexican and not many speak English and this has been difficult for her. Thats about all i can tell you which is more than we could find out before she went.
Oh and sorry Carly one thing is to ensure is that you are being employed as a dancer. My daughter made it clear to GGG that she did not want to be an entertainer because they have to get involved with the clients doing dance sessions and pool duty in the afternoons and it's hard enough work without that. And don't take a UK mobile buy a Mexican pay as you go when you get there as they are cheap to call and you pay nothing if you fiend call you. We have found all this out by trial and error but n ot to put you off she is enjoying it and shee says the local beach is like paradise but you have to watch out for the local insects etc.
Hi John, Thanks yes sending pictures would be great my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The pay does seem quite low, and on top of that you have to pay wifi, i thought it was included?
I'm still interested in the company, i'm not put off don't worry, it is hard work!!
I'm in London UK yes.
I look forward to seeing the pictures.
Hi Carly I will send them tonight when I get in from work. We also thought the Wi Fi was free but it does only say it is 'available'!! I think GGG say you will earn 10500 pesos per month but it is actually around 12000 which is a little over £630 but there is little to spend it on and apparently everything is really cheap.(ie her mobile was about £11). She has bought things for her room with her room mate from the local shops etc so I suppose it's up to the individual to make it what they wish. Where did you train? My daughter went to LSC in London.
Ok great, thanks. I've trained at Italia Conti, and then I got a degree at University, I want to end up teaching in colleges/universities which you need a degree for.
Yeah the money isn't a lot but then what are you going to spend it on??? And £5 isn't really alot compared to the walking and queuing for a computer.
Ok, well you have my email so you can always email me from now on.
I find out if I got another job that I auditioned for tomorrow and I told GGG that I would tell me yes or no by tomorrow.
How long is your daughter out there for? Just in case I do take the job and I end up being with her, that would be great!!
She is there until June atthe latest. There is another girl there who trained at Italia Conti too her name is Sarah and her and my daughter are friends as they are about the only two English.
My daughter also did a degree at LSC attahed to University of Arts.
I will mail some photos to you
I was wanting to find out more about GGG and this blog has been very helpful. I especially want to thank John C!
Just wanted to ask some of you how long it takes to get Certificates legalized? and do you have to get your birth certificate legalzied and tranlated, or is it good as is? Anyone from Canada, gone through the system yet?...and have any advice? Thanks!!
You have to get your certificates legalised including your birth certificate. You need an apostile stamp. In the uK you get this from the counter at the foreign office I in Milton keynes for those of you in the UK) so not sure what you do in Canada but all it is is proving the documents are real. A solicitor can probably do it. You don't have to get anything translated.
Carly have you gone to Mexico? My duaghetr has now settled in and loves the beach on her days off. The shows are very challenging but as a dancer thats what you need. She now has the lead role in a couple of Broadway Shows one of which is Cats.
Just be careful which resort you go to>
I'm not sure if I missed this throughout the rest of the posts, but does anyone know if there are any kind of hidden fees once you get to the resort? I'm wondering how Get up and Go makes money in all this...I've read a couple of job posting from them on other sites and sometimes it appears as though there are monthly fees you have to pay...sometimes for accommodations or taxes? Can anyone clarify??
My friend and I are seriously looking into doing this, but we just want to make sure we're fully informed before we make any decisions.
Thanks so much! this forum has been really helpful! :)
I just recently applied to GGG and they have contacted me quite a bit!! I sent my photos, application, etc. I plan on leaving early June. Got a job description in Manzanillo, but Sofien L. says it is boring. Thanks for the heads up!! I am really interested in going to Playa del Carmen because my family goes there every year. Does anyone know if GGG offers jobs in Playa del Carmen? Thanks!!!
Hi guys, I recently applied for a job with Get Up & Go Global, I was just wondering if anyone knows what the living conditions are where i would be living. Im not sure where i would be going yet so that may be hard to answer.
Dillion, honestly the living conditions will vary depending on what resort you get placed at. Ask GGG questions about the contracts they are sending you, and when possible get a hold of some email addy's or facebook contacts of people who are already at the resort and can offer you some first hand information. I have been at my GGG job for 3 weeks now, but I wouldn't have come at all if I hadn't learned the details through facebook friends, youtube, google, etc.
Hope that helps!
Katie - can you request certain resorts to work at? What resort are you at?
Thanks Katie. Did it take a long time for them to send you to a resort or was the process fairly quickly?
do not be worry all ,, ive been to mexico as i said with GGG dependswhere you going but isnt a bad experience to live,,, ive been 5 month last september till december and ow they propose me to go to cancun do not no yet what will i do but for people who got scared "its ok" hard job cause as joch c said weve got long long rehersal dance show straight when you get up your bet and trust me its so hard to do it with a sleepy face cause the nught before ou drinked too much or too much party or spend too much time in bed with a girl hahaha lol its true that long hours of work have to be done but good friendship is making over and nice time spending too,,, you have to eat with the guest so its a chance to improve your spanish if you r in a mexican hotel only or your english if u r in one hotel like cancun too and so on so u you have the chance to be hired just do it and enjoy ,,, just one you get there dont live your passport to the office say that you want to keep it just give some copy,,, see ya
A friend of mine has a friend who did this and says they are a legit company and she has actually helped a couple of other girls go do it too. She just said to make sure you research the resort they are offering to send you to. I've emailed GGG and asked them about their process and how they work so if I get any other info, I will share with you. This is something I've always wanted to do so any help doing it would be great!
looool ed M comon man dont be so scary if you dont trust just try it or add me on facebook and go check my fotos from my experience in mexico "sofien legrin"
Hi Kara F - I actually just left this resort after extending my contract 3 times and staying there a year and a half and I can say that after that long working there I have never experienced what you are describing. I stayed and ate and lived and worked at this resort and I loved ever moment of it. It is true that you do not live in the actual resort but you are not on vacation - we are there to work, right??
Also, the workers quarters are very secure so they wont allow you to bring your boyfriend in there which I for one LOVE! I wouldn't feel comfortable if every girl was allowed to bring random guys into our complex. It is very safe and secure.
As for the managers who pick you, it is sometimes the choreographers who review the videos as they are the ones who have the training and they are the ones who you will be working with day in and day out.
I really don't have an issue eating my meals with the maids and the other staff - in fact they are all very nice people and I enjoyed their company. They helped me learn Spanish during our lunch breaks and we all were very good friends! The dining room was really clean and well taken care of so I am not sure of what you are referring to as unclean??
If you have friends and family who want to visit the resort they will have to pay to be there - just like everyone else.
This resort management is very fair and will not give preferential treatment to one employee over another just because they arrived with their boyfriend.... I am actually surprised they hired you knowing he was coming with you because they don't usually do that because of these types of issues.
Perhaps you would be more comfortable if you traveled alone and worked there without having to worry about accommodation your boyfriend as well? I know it's hard to be in a new country on your own but sometimes it's the best thing for you so that you can dive right in without having someone hold you back!
As for GGG, I never had any issues with them and they always responded to any questions I had while I was working. I am back at home now but I will be starting another contract with them in 2 months in Spain and I am really very excited. I feel very comfortable traveling and working under their wing.
I am sorry you had such a bad experience but I can assure you that my experience was nothing like yours at the exact same resort. Hope it gets better!
Hi Jenna Louise Jamie or anyone else who works for GGG, I was recently offered a job, and am seriously considering taking it very soon, it seems like a pretty clean cut operation and I have a tattoo on my bicep that is not visible when I'm wearing a shirt, and a small one on my wrist that is visible. Do you think that's going to fly?, they didn't mention anything about it when I sent my pictures.
Hey Jakob, I worked at the Mazatlan Resort, El Cid, and I have a tattoo on my forearm and it was completely fine. There's many dancers that have tattoos. The costumes are so bright and fantastic that you hardly recognize a tattoo if one is visible. HAVE FUN! Any other questions??
Thanks Jenna that's a big relief, I'm actually going to be either a Kids/Sports Coordinator not dancer but it's all good. Anymore questions...um....the resort I am going to work for is in Mexico and other than a few basic sentences and phrases I remember from high school Spanish, the only fluent language I speak is English, how do you think that will go over?
Ask the resort how many foreign(non mexican) workers there are working there currently. I had a tough time while I was there with certain cultural norms regarding language. You might be fine because you aren't learning dances; you have to learn in a specific way for dance so the language barrier was difficult to ignore. Ask a lot of questions. Make friends with the guests at the hotel. A lot of time there's people that stay there a couple weeks or more so it's nice to talk to someone in English while you start. You will eventually learn so much Spanish, but in the beginning realize, it might be difficult.
hi guys im from Australia and I have got asked to work for ggg in Mexico two contracts and asked to go all of a suddent, I am a little not sure what to do I am a dancer an my dream is to get so more work as a dancer and learn and travel so I dont know why im thinking this through alot i just don't wana make the wrong choices here. Also what sort of dance shows is it? how many dancers are their? Is Mexico safe where Id work my fams a bit worried bout me going to Mexico I want photos if you guys have worked there.
Hi everybody, I'm trying to apply to ggg and have been offered a few dancing positions already. However I haven't heard anything from anyone at the company for over a week now! I've tried emailing the different addresses and also calling their office, but nothing! Does anyone know if there is a national holiday in Canada right now? Or is this just there way of getting rid of people??
it was canada day last week so that could have something to do with it. I would just await an email from them. Im currently in Mexico working in a resort through GGG... Dont really hear from them at all, but hey they got me the job and loving it so far!
Pretty new to all this! I got in touch with GGG about a month ago and they were expressing intrest in me with regards to a dancer position in an all inclusive resort in Tulum. I then didn't hear from them again - until last night! Now a guy called Lee is asking for about 15 photos of me in a bikini with the date on a peice of paper which im holding. I understand as a dancer that employers are gonna need to see 'the body', but is this legit?
I don't want to try a pick it to pieces and analyse everything I am being asked - just seems too good to be true to be honest!! <3
It's legit totally. If you have questions feel free to message me. I went down to Mazatlan with GGG.
Great! Thank you. I actually think I added you on facebook Jenna! I inboxed you too :) <3
Ooh that must have been the other Jenna. I have a picture of an eye for my profile pic.
Yes! I am flying out there on thursday! Have you?
Add me on facebook and we can talk more:
Hey guys I've told work I'm finishing up at the end of the year and really keen to get a contract with GGG i'm just a little worried about how much notice you get. I've heard you only get 2 weeks notice! Is that true? 2 weeks doesn't seem like alot of time to get a flight and the house all packed up. If you have done a contract as a dancer what did you think of it? Please tell me anything about your experience i'm sure it will help :-)
Sunny what do you think of your contract so far?
Thanks for helping me out
Cheers Fee :-)
Been here in Mexico just over 3 weeks now and I am absolutely loving it! Im sorry its taken me so long to reply, I have been so busy I haven't had chance to sort out my internet. I am a sports and entertainer during the day and in the evening, I work on the pre shows and the main shows too. Its very hard work! But I love it so it doesn't feel like work! It was a little hard to get settled in at first but after about 2 weeks it started to feel more normal and more like a routine so I have settled in altogether now! The staff have been amazing too. I am learning about 4 or 5 new words everyday and can just abouit hold a mexican conversation :)
The dances are quite hard here - I have no idea what they are like in other resorts though :p and the teacher doesn't have a lot of patience and doesn't speak that much English. It was kind of I do the dance, you follow and that was it really. No actually going through the steps which is a little dissapointing but hey!
With regards to notice, I had 2 days notice to get a flight and say goodbye to everyone. It sounds crazy, but if id had any longer, my friends would have probably talked me out of coming altogether. I was kind of expecting a job offer as I was in contact with about 12 other hotels at the time so I was pretty much prepared and had everything ready. The only other thing was the flights.
If you haven't done anything like this before, then I would totally recommend doing it. Its AMAZING!
If anyone would like to talk about any prospect of coming out or a little unsure, just holla!
Thanks so much for your reply was great to hear about your experience! It's really to chat to you, makes me feel better about the whole thing. I really wanna go at the end of year, I'm renting a place in Melb with my bf and it freaked me out when i read you only had 2 days notice, i'm worried that won't be enought time to pack up the house and say goodbye to my family as they live 5 hrs from melb. Although i did read john.c daughter got 3 weeks notice so fingers crossed. I can't seem get in contact with ggg over the phone i rang them a few times but they don't answer did u ever speak to them? What did u mean when u said u where in contact with 12 different hotels? Was that through ggg? Did u have a choice of where u wanted to go? How about the visa do u have to get that too? sorry for the 101 questions just really keen to hear anything about the company cause I wasn't sure if it was a ligit thing.
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this as it sounds like ur flat out. Would love to hear anything about your experience.
Cheers Fee :-)
So we have the full range of responses, from "it's great" to "it's okay," to "it's a scam." Sounds like any other business establishment then.
I'm currently in contact with GGG and trying to get a position as a Sports & Activities Coordinator. It wasn't until the past week or so that they really seemed to get serious about hiring me, and today they sent me an offer for a job in Manzanillo, but the job title is described as Entertainer/Sports/Dancer. When I asked them about the dancing part of it they told me that many resorts are now hiring non dancers to learn how to dance, and this just seems a little weird to me when they could be hiring actual dancers. Does anyone know if they often hire females for Sports positions, or mainly just males for those jobs?
Also, whenever I ask what resort a position is at they seem to avoid answering that question altogether. If anyone has any info about specific resorts in Manzanillo that they've worked at I would love to hear about your experience, good or bad. Also, if you have any useful advice for me when dealing with GGG that would be greatly appreciated! And if anyone would recommend any specific resorts that are great to work for that would be awesome! Thanks!
Fee: Are you still in contact with GGG for a job, or have you accepted a job with them yet?
Hey jenna b
Still in contact with them, they send jobs every few days or so but always asking people to leave now. I do really wanna get a contract as a dancer but like you said they hire people that aren't dancers and teach them to dance which kinda makes me think what the quality of the show would be like. I've tried to ring a few times too but no answer. So we'll just have to wait and see how it all pans out... I'll keep you updated on how I'm going :-)
Hello, I am an Australian Female going to Los Cabos, does anyone have any knowledge or advice on this position as a dance/animator ?
i have been looking into ggg for a while now. I was seriously considering it before i got a job dancing on a ship for royal caribbean. the thing about ggg is, what angela said, that the pay is terrible. and the fact that they hire non dancers as dancers makes me think i would get there and be doing a step clap for 2 hours a night. im once again considering it now that my royal Caribbean contract is over it just seems like a shame to get my pay cut more then in half of what i was making on the ship and have no idea what i should expect from the shows. does anyone have any video footage of any of the shows?
did you do your whole contract with ggg? What is Butlins? did you end up working for them?
Hi Everyone, I also have applied and received job notifications from GGG. Some questions that went un answered was whether they actually took in to account my date to start work. I also have a Family vacation planned for March in the Riviera Maya area and directly asked them if it would be beneficial to scope out resorts that GGG works with and never received a response. Just wondering what everyone's thoughts on it are. :)
I have completed 2 contracts with GGG in Mexico and I am ready to go on my 3rd to Turks & Caicos in 2 months. When I first started I also was worried about the money but I was told that the higher paying positions are filled internally first with people who have completed 1 or 2 contracts with them already. I have accepted a really well paying job now and I can attest to that fact.
I havent found them to be disorganized, just busy I guess. i am sure they have lots of people applying and to go thru everyones stuff must tke alot of time. If you're patient and you send them everything they ask for they will get back to you. I find that they spend more time with me when they know that a resort has been interested in hiring me which I guess makes sense. I have dealed with 4 people in their office in Toronto and they have always been helpful with me.
Jasmine R.- Hiya, just wanted to ask if ur previous work or this one lined up is as a dancer or an animator-if as a dancer-how did u find the shows?the style of dancing?thank you!
I am a dancer and I have worked one position where I was a dancer animator and my last position was a dance-only position and I loved them both. The dance-only one paid better and it should as the quality of the shows was really high. We spent most days in rehearsals and performing at night and I really enjoyed it. I am going now to another dance-only position. They have been offering me much better positions since I have already completed 2 contracts.
The styles were varied as every night was a different show so it kept it really fun! Can't wait to go back in a few weeks!
I had a similar experience as Jackie did with this company - I sent pictures (via regualr mail) and form that point, I could never even talk to anyone (by phone or email) that could tell me whether or not my application and photos had arrived. When I talked to them, they seemed like they only wanted someone who was ready to go immediatlely. Furthermore, any questions I asked went unansered. But, when I search the net for Dancer/Entertainment Jobs at Mexican All-inclusive Resorts, all that seems to come up is GGG. If this is a reputable company that may be able to actually help me set something up, please let me know!!! Thanks
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Hi, I have am possibly going as a dancer/animator to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and was wondering if anyone has had friends who have worked for GGG here? Also how rare are the dance only jobs? And what are the standard of the shows like?
Hi guys, can anyone tell me how long the process of becoming hired took, i have recently had an interview with GGG and advised i could leave in 7 weeks, am waiting to hear back, getting a wee bit worried as there appears to be alot to rganise before leaving, thanks.
Hi Kris, It is all pretty last minute... I left last year with only two weeks notice to book my flight. Depends on the resort though really... some will wait for when you are ready, others might say they need you straight away.
Great thanks Yelana, did you go there to dance? if so were the dances challenging, or pretty simple ? really have no idea what to expect.What was your overall experience like? well worth it? thanks heaps/
Hello, I am very interested in finding a job at a resort as an entertainer. I have no experience as a dancer but I would love to learn of course. Has anyone been hired strictly as an entertainer? Just curious as to if there are very many employers looking for entertainers with no dancing experience/requirements....
Hey Kris, Yep i went there to dance. The dancing wasnt too advanced therefore I was a little frustrated at times, although my job when I am back home is sitting in an office so once I realised I was doing what I loved then I appreciated the time there a lot more. I worked at Bahia Principe, there are good and bad things about the job hehe! we did a lot of silks training which was a lot of fun. Hope you go! you will love it!
Hi everyone! Has anyone ever done the dancer only position in Tulum???
I have already done one 6month contract through GGG and would love to do another with them.
Any comments appreciated! Thanks!!
Hey everyone, does anyone know how much they pay? Also, what expenses are you looking out once you are there? Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
Barbara, I would send them another email with your previous one below, show more interest. Just think they receive emails all day everyday you just have to be more louder! ;-)
Ross, the pay can vary depending on the hotel you go to, I did a contract in Los Cabos and the pay worked out on average $10,000 mxn pesos per month. But then you can be looking at $8,000 and even up to $12,000 in others. It's the hotel that are technically paying you.
Hope that helped both of you ;-)
Thanx Carly, I took your advice and sent my email agian-they got back in touch with me and sent me an offer which I immediately applied to :) Its a dance only job in Tulum.Any experience with that area?They have also requested more swimwear photos to make sure i will fit the look of the rest of the dancers-hoping this is a normal procedure?
Hii guys, I really want an entertainment job in mexico, like its my dream job. But im so stuck with this photo sending thing. Anyone who has had a position with them, what kind of pics did you send?? And is a video needed because i dont have anything to film on?? Are they really more interested in what you look like??
Ive just been offered a contract in manzanillo...Does anyone have any information on this resort and what its like?
Anything would be helpful, thanks :)
alison s, hi thanks for the reply. did you take on a contract with ggg? are they bad? i was considering just moving there but i really need a job first due to the money
Hey Guys Im just about to accept a contract for Grand Festivall resort in Manzanillo. It scares me a little cause I read Mm m post about the same resort. Has anyone else worked in Manzanillo before can you please give me any information you know about the place and or the resort or any information in general. Thanks in advance
Hey people, a friend and I are going to start the application process soon (we'll be 18 in 5 months) and we're excited\anxious but we need guidance. Not so much for the application but how it is out there... Any advice ?
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Hi everyone, I just got back from another contract I had with Get Up & Go Global. I was sent to Turkey to dance and I loved, loved, loved it there. I am hoping to get a choreographer position next as I have completed a few contracts with them now and they are sending me the higher paying job offers it seems.
One thing I did notice about the job offers is that when you haven't worked with them before you are added to their mailing list and get a bunch of basic-level offers. However, once I finished my first and second contract with them I started getting personalized emails from their staff offering me positions that weren't available to anyone just starting out wanted to work with them... which is kinda nice since I have been loyal to them and they've really looked after me. You could always try to find a job on your own but as a young woman I wouldn't feel safe on my own unless I had Get Up & Go Global on my side in case anything ever happened.
I am home now for Christmas and have been looking at my options for the new year.
Will keep everyone posted!
One question, Jasmine: do they hire mainly women, or are men also well-represented?
I have worked with both men and women from GGG at the resorts I've been to, but I think there are more women. Maybe just because I am working in dance and they seem to have more female dancers all around?? I have met quite a few guys that have been entertainers though and a few male dancers. Most of these people that were sent with GGG to the same resort with me have become some of my best friends! There is a bit of camaraderie when you go to another country and there are people who are in the same boat as you. They have also put me in touch with people they've already sent or people who are set to arrive so that we all know someone and there has been quite a few guys from GGG.
Hi Jasmine, I have already completed a contract with GGG, I am seriously considering the Turks and Caicos job, I have been offered it. I really want to know more about it, like what is the standard of the dance shows? How many per week?
What was social/night life like? Was it easy to interact with locals? Hotel guests? I ask this because there is a place a friend of mine went and it was very secluded, and a bit depressing, she left after a few weeks, everybody on the team was dating therefore after work and days off she was pretty alone.
What was the accommodation like?
I'd really appreciate your comments. Thanks, Carly
I m not super skinny either (I'm not the ballet dancer figure, more like shakira curves :) ... would be a problems for that?
I really hope to get hired. Somebody could tell me about the level that they ask for dancer?
I'm kind of worried
Hey guys! I was just wondering the level of difficulty the dances are in cancun Mexico. I possibly have a job offer as a dancer/sports/entertainment and I have been in tap jazz ballet for 15 years now and have been in contemporary hip
Hop lyrical modern and point for five years.. I have never taken Latin or Salsa or Mexican type dancing before.. Is that gonna be a problem?? I just don't want to get there and have the dancing too difficult for me.. I'm really nervous and not sure if I should take the job if I have the chance now. If anyone has been to cancun dancing or anything and could please let me know ASAP that would be great!!! Thanks soo much!
Hi all, i have been considering GGG for 3 years now but have been putting it off due to dance work etc in Australia.. I'm wanting to go in July or August sometime, is anyone else thinking of going?? I hear that there arent many westerners which is absolutely fine, but if anybody else is thinking of going sometime mid year, give or take a months or two, we should request the same contract!! That way we might feel a bit more at home with a friend? I am thinking Playa Del.