Speed-dating for Hopeful Dance Majors

A movement class from 2014's Dancing Through College and Beyond

No one argues that choosing a college is a big decision—one not to be taken lightly. For dancers hoping to continue studying dance after high school, it is, in some ways, an even bigger decision. High school dancers aren’t just deciding what sports teams they want to cheer on, or which campus has the best cafeteria. They’re deciding who will shape the future of their careers as professional dancers.

If you’re in the tristate area, consider letting your students know about Dancewave’s Dancing through College and Beyond event at the 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Center this Sunday. It’s a chance for high-schoolers to attend a massive college dance fair—more than 40 dance programs from all over the country will be represented. You’ll get to sit in on panel discussions, hear great advice about the audition and application processes and financial aid and see students from dance programs perform. Seniors in high school will even get the chance to audition for college dance programs.

It’s a free, all-day affair with special guests Jody Gottfried Arnhold of the 92nd Street Y Dance Education Laboratory, Lauren Gordon from Career Transition for Dancers and choreographer/New York University’s dance chair Seán Curran. Register here, and be on the lookout while you’re there for our all-inclusive 2015–16 College Guide at a special discounted price.

Both photos courtesy of Dancewave

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