Tag: higher ed

Summer Preview

As you start planning your summer program auditions, make sure to consider your dream college. It might offer an intensive for teens, which is one of the best ways to familiarize yourself with the school. DS rounded up three dance departments with top-notch summer programs so you can start strategizing now. University of California, Los […]

Five Keys to a Life in Dance

It’s natural to feel a little anxious about the future. You never know where life will take you; and for you graduating—or even rising—seniors, those feelings can get pretty overwhelming right around now. But you’re not alone. Even the pros have been in your place. This spring, George Mason University hosted the American College Dance […]

Inside Dance Spirit's September Issue

You know what I love? Smart dancers. Do you know how you can become a smart[er] dancer? Go to college! I love dancers who make the decision to continue their education after high school. I know it’s not for everyone—some dancers want to get their professional careers kicked off right away, and hey, any ambition […]

College Confessions: Being a UArts Dancer

Aren’t you tired of hearing tales about college life from your parents, teachers and admissions counselors? (Do they even remember college?!) Well, we are too. That’s why we love talking to current students—dancing in colleges across the country—about what their life is really like. Here, Amara Warrington, a senior dance major at University of the […]

Jeanine Mason: Why I Chose College

Jeanine with boyfriend Beau Mirchoff at a UCLA football game Before winning Season 5 of “So You Think You Can Dance,” Jeanine Mason was a regular high school senior looking forward to starting college in the fall. But after the TV show jump-started her career, things suddenly didn’t seem quite as straightforward. Here, she tells […]

Quiz: What Kind of College is Right For You?

Florida State University studnets take Suzanne Farrell’s ballet class alongside Suzanne Farrell Ballet company members Stressed about picking the right college? Even if a great dance program is your top priority, there’s a seemingly never-ending list of other factors to consider, from location to class size to extracurricular options. When it comes time to sort […]

School Buzz: Über-Awesome Utah

Über-Awesome Utah This past December, 10 young ballerinas’ dreams came true when they were cast as Clara in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Three of the chosen ones hail from Utah—two from the same dance studio! Alexia Meyer, who danced in the Nashville production, and Megan Skalla, who danced in the Chicago and St. Louis […]