College Bound – Your Career in Dance

Being a university dance alum myself, it is my desire to help new and future college students with their transition to studying dance in a university setting. I have already posted topics on this subject, however, if you are new to the blog you may not know about them so I thought I’d do a little re-post compiling the articles. Also, I’d like to provide you with resources for further investigation. Check out the links at the bottom of this article on Dance as a Career, Scholarships for Dancers, and more.

The College Guide

How to Decide on A College

Topics Included:

  • What are your goals? (see also setting goals in dance)
  • The audition process.
  • Location, facilities, and campus life.
  • If you are concerned about grades…
  • Making the transition

Tips for College Part I

Topics Included:

  • Technique Classes
    • Trust and Balance
  • Rehearsals
    • Get Involved and Be Professional

Tips for College Part II

Topics Included:

  • Improvisation/Modern Dance/Contemporary Concepts

    • Go For It!
    • The Task at Hand
  • Filling in the Gaps

Tips for College Part III

Topics Included:

  • Theory and Liberal Arts Classes
    • Study and Note-taking
    • Absences
    • Embrace Learning
  • Take Care of Your Instrument

Dance as a Career

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Find a College That Meets Your Criteria

Dance Magazine College Guide 08-09
Dance Department Blogs
I just thought it was interesting that some university dance departments now have their own blogs, so I’m adding these links. Check them out!

If you would like to suggest additional resources for dance in higher education (particularly for areas outside the U.S., please post links or information in the comments.

If you have questions about dance in a university setting, feel free to contact me.

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Nichelle Suzanne began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. Nichelle holds a BA in dance and is an instructor with more than 17 years experience. She covers dance performance in the Houston area as a freelance writer and balances daily life as a mom to two young children. In June 2012, Nichelle presented the whats, hows, and whys of blogging on a panel at the annual conference for Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, to better equip artists and companies for engaging their audience and new readers through online communications and content.
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