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Higher Ed: 3 Ways High School Dancers Can Get a Jump-Start on College

December 1, 2015 by

by Ashley Rivers

Why I Chose College…Twice

November 1, 2015 by

Professional dancer Ida Saki heads back to school this fall.
When title-winning comp kid Ida Saki chose college over a professional career, some cautioned her that she would lose valuable career momentum. But Saki knew she’d … Continue reading

Getting Dance Down to a Science

October 1, 2015 by

A dance science degree prepares students for advanced study in dance medicine.
When Andrea Alvarez graduated from high school, it seemed impossible for her to choose a college major. She’d grown up a ballet dancer but … Continue reading

How to Nail Your College Dance Audition

September 1, 2015 by

Just what, exactly, IS the faculty looking for?
Serious high school dancers are all too familiar with the drive to nail that extra pirouette, to thwack their legs just a little bit higher. But when it’s … Continue reading

A+ Applications

August 1, 2015 by

Channel your inner college admissions counselor to help your students impress the academic panel and the dance faculty.
No one knows a student’s potential better than the teacher who works with her every day at the … Continue reading

21 Questions, College Edition

July 1, 2015 by

What to ask to find the right college and dance program
Moe Renteria knew she wanted to study modern dance in college. What she didn’t know was that “modern” can be very different from program … Continue reading