Find Your Dream School At These 4 College Fairs

August 30, 2016

Still on the hunt for your dream school? You’re not alone. This fall, hundreds of high school juniors and seniors will attend college dance fairs to help them find the program that’s right for them. No matter what kind of school you’re looking for, college fairs are a great opportunity to connect with faculty members, learn about the audition and application process, and get a taste of the college dance experience.

How do you make the most of college fairs? Be open to new opportunities, ask lots of questions and leave an impression with faculty members by introducing yourself. But most importantly, come prepared by doing your research. Grab a copy of the Dance Magazine College Guide to help you—with information on over 600 programs, you’ll be more than ready to discover the school of your dreams.

Só Dança College Dance Fair

September 2−4, Boca Raton, Florida

Take master classes with college dance faculty, chat with representatives from top schools like New York University, Point Park University, The Boston Conservatory and University of Arizona, and meet dance students from across the country—who you could end up attending school with! Parents are invited, too—they can attend information sessions about applications, auditions, classes and more.

Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs

September 24—November 6, Cities across the U.S.

Though not specifically dance-focused, these fairs provide the opportunity to speak with representatives from a wide variety of arts institutions. They travel across the country—so you may not have to go far to find your perfect school.

Dancewave’s Dancing Through College and Beyond

October 22, New York City

Not only can you take classes and network with current students, faculty and alumni of over 30 schools at Dancewave’s fair—you can also audition for many of them. Participants include Cornish College of the Arts, George Mason University, The Juilliard School, Pace University, SUNY Purchase College and many more.

CNADM Fall Dance College and Career Fair

November 4−5, Oak Brook, Illinois

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Even if college isn’t in the cards for you, this fair will still provide invaluable resources—such as the chance to network with talent agencies and get information about professional and certificate programs. There are plenty of colleges attending, too, like Columbia College Chicago, Southern Methodist University and Ohio State.