Higher Ed

The Path of Least Resistance

November 1, 2014 by

Three professional dancers share how their degree paths affected their college experiences.
For those who want to pursue dance in college, it’s a common question: Which degree path is the right one? At first glance, the … Continue reading

Bridging the Gap

October 1, 2014 by

Helping students make the leap from studio to college dance
For many young dancers, leaving their home studio to enter a college dance program can come as a shock—like diving into a pool and forgetting how … Continue reading

Early Exit

September 1, 2014 by

Should your students consider a three-year college plan? 
After high school, Melissa Meng’s parents and teachers encouraged her to pursue a college degree, but the aspiring ballerina wasn’t convinced that giving up four of her precious … Continue reading

Your Student Wants a College Dance Degree! Now What?

August 1, 2014 by

A dance teacher’s guide to navigating the college application process

You could say it takes a whole village to successfully navigate the college application process. Though it is your high school students who ultimately decide whether … Continue reading

Get Your Cha-Chas Out

July 1, 2014 by

Collegiate dancesport teams give nondance majors a chance to show their stuff.

It’s a chilly March night, but there’s plenty of sweat inside Columbia University’s Roone Arledge Auditorium. As music blares overhead, scores of college students—proudly … Continue reading

Living the Dream

June 1, 2014 by

Three dancers share how professional opportunities in college helped shape their careers.

Dance now, or go to college? Knowing how short a dance career can be, it’s the question on many dancers’ minds as they weigh … Continue reading