Non-Performance Dance Careers: More Alternatives

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Our look at alternative dance careers continues and features a young tutu maker who accepts commissioned ballet costume design and creation, and an emerging dance writer and critic.

What Makes a Dance Career “Alternative”?

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Alissa, Dance Advantage intern and correspondent, explores the definition of “alternative” careers in dance and speaks with two students combining their passions in pursuit of such a path. The first is Chelsie, a Dance/Movement Therapy student at Columbia College and Claire, a member of The University of Utah’s Screendance Certificate Program.

Is It Impossible to Balance Dance Training and a Desire to Run?

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College student, Alissa Anderson has motivation to try running even though traditionally dancers have shied away from this activity. So she turns to a few expert references and draws her own conclusions. Are you a dancer and a runner or hoping to balance them both? Join the conversation!

Winter Break Resolutions And Finding Zumba Along The Way

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In a fruitless search for open ballet classes accepting adult students in her upstate NY hometown, Alissa stumbled upon Zumba classes as a way to unwind from finals, get moving, and personalize the goals of the workout program to fit my own dance goals.