Articles by Lea Marshall
How to help your student plan—and pick up the pieces—after a college admission rejection
It’s a high school senior’s worst nightmare. Sarah Lustbader, now a dancer with Catherine Cabeen – Hyphen and CabinFever, was rejected by … Continue reading
Let college-hosted summer intensives pave the way.
High school students looking to dance in college often can’t turn to the usual sources for savvy college admissions advice. Their guidance counselor is unlikely to have specialized exposure … Continue reading
Taking students to a college dance fair can help them make connections and decide where to apply.
The questions seem endless for dancers applying to college. On top of worries like class size, location and … Continue reading
What do college panels want to see?
“For Freshman/Sophomore dancers auditioning for the BFA program,” reads Florida State University’s School of Dance website, “solos should be between 1–2 minutes in length. The choreography may be their … Continue reading
How three faculty members teach dance history
As trained dancers, we embody history. Every jump, contraction and tendu reveals lineage—an evolution of movement over time through culture. It also gives form to the politics and social … Continue reading