For dancers, the “real world” is now. So why, asks Leila Anglin, a college dance program graduate, do most students learn so little about their own creative process and investigate their art before the safety-net of school disappears?
We love sharing great articles from around the web. Here are eight great ones for dance students in all stages of their development.
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.
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.
The path from the insular world of college dance to a real career in dance and dancemaking is rarely a straight line. Lauren illustrates this beautifully with a peek into her own journey, while also providing the soon-to-be or recent graduate with some solid (and remarkably clear-cut) advice.
What is it like, teaching dance in public schools? Is this career right for you? Learn more about teaching in public education, the credentials you’ll need to work in this environment, and what to expect on the job from a K-12 dance educator.