If you're spending some of your time pondering life post-quarantine, you may have entertained the possibility of returning to school. The landscape of graduate studies in dance is pretty diverse, from MFA to MA programs and concentrations like dance education, performance studies and arts administration. Now, there's another option: studying the budding field of community dance.
Ohio University's School of Dance is taking on the challenge and has developed an MA in community dance—the first of its kind in the United States. Dance Magazine spoke with associate professor Tresa Randall, between remote classes, to learn more about the program and the pathways it will prepare dancers for.