How to Cope With Summer Intensive Rejection

There’s something uniquely crushing about summer intensive rejection. Perhaps it’s because it’s the first time many students have ever experienced this kind of rebuff. Or perhaps it’s simply hard to not think, If I can’t even get into the summer program, how am I ever going to be good enough to make it in dance?

Haley Hilton
The cover of the January 2022 issue of Dance Magazine. Ogemdi Ude, wearing a long sleeved, fuzzy pink shirt and white pants, smiles at the camera as she balances on relevé on one leg, elbow resting on her raised knee. "25 to Watch" is written in large purple text.
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25 to Watch

Up-and-coming artists we believe are poised for a breakthrough