What To Do If You Start Second-Guessing Your Dance Degree

The start of a college dance program can be filled with excitement. But when the novelty wears off and the workload grows, doubts can begin to creep in. Am I good enough to make it as a dance major? Is a dance degree worth it? Is this really what I want to do with my […]

How to Respond When Someone Rolls Their Eyes at Your Dance Major

In college, your major is one of the first things people want to know about you. Are you a math whiz or a biology brainiac? A future lawyer or doctor? But for dancers, sharing your area of study can come with a demeaning smirk, or frustrating comments like, “That must be so easy.” This dismissive […]

What Does It Take for Competition Kids to Transition to College Life?

When you’ve grown up on a competition stage, the college dance scene can feel totally foreign. Many programs will ask you to try movement that’s more experimental than what you’re used to. The pace of classes might feel frustratingly slow. Yet competition dancers bring unique talents to the college classroom—as long as they’re open to […]

Words of Wisdom and Curiosity from Doug Elkins

After a program of Doug Elkins’ works last Saturday, I moderated a post-performance talk with him. This was part of the high-powered Peak Performances series at Montclair State University in New Jersey, in which Doug premiered a film and a new dance and reprised his popular Mo(or)town/Redux. Students from MSU as well as Rutgers, where […]

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