2021–22 Dance Magazine Performing Arts High School Guide

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 […]

How to Use Your Time in College to Cultivate Your Artistry

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, […]

What Should Prospective Students Look For On College Tours?

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 […]

AMDA’s 4 Tips for Acing Your Next Audition

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 […]

Sarah Michelson

Sarah Michelson Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN September 15–18, 2005 Reviewed by Camille LeFevre   Before creating her “Daylight” series, co-commissioned by the Walker Art Center, Sarah Michelson interviewed the architects at Herzog and de Meuron, who designed the art center’s new addition and theater. Daylight (for Minneapolis) brought the series home, as Michelson responded […]

How COVID Has Changed College Dance Departments

University dance programs have undergone some remarkable changes since March 2020. From shutting down completely and sending students home to mandating masks and social distancing, there are plenty of pandemic-era adjustments that students and faculty will be happy to leave behind. However, there are also some transformations that many dance departments plan to carry forward […]

The Plight of the Adjunct: When Will Colleges Truly Value the Working Artists Who Teach Their Students?

Before March 2020, my relationship to teaching within higher education was as a part-time freelancer. Mostly, I held master classes, creative exchanges, intensive workshops or the very occasional “technique” class. I never thought of myself as a teacher as much as someone who was excited to share information and experience, and then witness its transformation […]

Meet 5 Recent USC Kaufman Grads Making Waves in the Dance Industry

Since welcoming its first freshman BFA class in 2015, the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance has made a name for itself. The Los Angeles dance program is known for creating versatile artists in a collaborative, innovative training environment, and its alumni are already making bold professional leaps. Dance Magazine caught up […]

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