Giving Thanks Giveaway: The Body Series - Education is the key to injury prevention

Deborah Vogel of The Body Series would like to give away the Essential Anatomy Multimedia Course to ONE lucky Dance Advantage reader. Place a comment at this post, answering the question: What is the dance correction, statement, or “teacher-ism” you would most like explained anatomically?

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 {Read More}

A Dancer’s Guide: How to Decide on a College

Dance in college is different from what most young dancers training in studios have experienced thus far. It requires the dancer to think about dance more academically, begin to see themselves as a dance artist, and explore the art of making/watching concert dance.

A Dancer’s Guide: Tips for College (Part III)

This is the third installment in my Tips for College series. Please see Part I and Part II for more of my thoughts and advice on the college experience. This post will focus on academic classes both within and outside of a dance major, as well as general advice about life on campus. Theory and Liberal Arts Classes In addition to classes in which you further your education as a performer of dance (technique classes), as a dance major or {Read More}

A Dancer’s Guide: Tips for College (Part II)

Tips for College Part I dealt with what to expect in technique classes and performance rehearsals, as well as some tips for success in these areas. In continuation of the series, I will highlight two aspects of dance in higher education with which many incoming students have little experience. Improvisation Improvisation may be an entirely new concept for some of you (if we’re not counting the off-the-cuff choreography you’ve performed in front of your bedroom mirror). I count myself very {Read More}

A Dancer’s Guide: Tips for College (Part I)


If you are planning on majoring, minoring, or even just participating in a university dance department in the next year, you are probably nervous and excited about beginning your adventure in higher learning. Having been involved in two different liberal arts programs, coming out the other side with a dance degree in hand, and going on to teach in yet another dance department, I thought it may be a good idea to share my experiences, advice, and thoughts to help {Read More}