Rather than abandoning the arts, college dancers are discovering ways to marry their schoolwork with activism.
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Making the most of visits from guest artists at your university can mold you into a more versatile dancer—and maybe even pave the way to a professional gig.
Because of the strenuous time demands required, dance majors sometimes assume it’s impossible to be part of the dance team on top of their already-heavy course load. But with the right tools and mindset, joining the team might be just the extracurricular you need to level up in the studio and on the stage.
Keeping up with college dance classes is challenging enough. But crafting your own? That’s a whole new level. While most university dance programs offer independent-study courses, dancers don’t always do one because they aren’t quite sure what it entails. Yet the opportunity can give students a chance to dive into a topic that isn’t covered […]
Alabama School of Fine Arts Birmingham, AL asfaschool.org Grade levels: 7–12 Curriculum: Ballet, composition, contemporary, hip hop, modern, Pilates Performance opportunities: Three times per year Tuition: Free for Alabama residents Alumni: Shawn Black, Wes Chapman, Elijah Crispen, Marshall Ellis, Kathleen Moore, Brandon Ragland Auditions: March 5, 2022 Daily schedule: 2–5:30 pm Arizona Conservatory for Arts […]
Dancers spend most of their training years perfecting the mechanics of the art form—rolling through the feet when they come down from every relevé and tracking the knees over their toes in every plié. So when dancers progress in college dance programs and many corrections shift from technical ability to more individual and artistic guidance, […]
For some students, it’s the moment of ultimate clarity: The second they set foot on campus, they’re hooked. But for others, touring a potential college can be overwhelming. What exactly should you be on the lookout for? And can you really get a feel for the whole college in one day? Dos and Don’ts on […]
Ah, audition day. The flurry of new choreography, the long lines of dancers, the wait for callbacks. It’s an environment dancers know well, but it can also come with great stress. Learning how to be best prepared for the big day is often the key to staying calm and performing to your fullest potential (and […]