Higher Ed

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

Let’s Talk About Debt…

May 1, 2014 by

How to talk to students about financing a college degree
After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, Aaron Mattocks—now touring with Mikhail Baryshnikov in Big Dance Theater’s production of Man in a Case—realized he had six months … Continue reading

Destination Dance

April 1, 2014 by

Should your students consider studying abroad?

Studying abroad has long been a staple of a well-rounded college experience. But in the past, the lack of dance-focused programs, together with the rigorous requirements of a BFA track, … Continue reading