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Dance Pathways is sponsoring a $500 Grant to NYC Dance Deconstructed

We are excited  to work with UNITY to offer to the members of the member organization this wonderful opportunity. NYC Dance Deconstructed Residency/Gibney Dance – $500.00 Grant The Dance Pathways grant is created to assist in the funding of a group… Continue Reading →

New Program at Gibney Dance

I am really excited to announce a new program that I am producing at Gibney Dance.  It’s called NYC Dance Deconstructed, a Gibney Dance program designed for college and dance studio and high school dance groups. The program will serve this dance community… Continue Reading →

Dancerpreneur Makes Dance Go Viral -Danceon.com

Dancers are the ultimate “doers”.  Amanda Taylor grew up dancing and majored in Musical Theatre at college. She has  taken entrepreneurship to a whole new level, and brings dance to the masses.  What started as an idea in her NY apartment now has over… Continue Reading →

Guiding Performing Artists – Living and Loving the Dream

Colleges, Conservatories and Studios do a great job of training artists, but often fall short when it comes to preparing students for real life.  2 new books came on my radar recently, both are written by accomplished artists/business people, who… Continue Reading →

Makerere University and NYU Dancers show off their shoes

NDEO Re-Launches the National Honors Society for Dance

The National Dance Education Organization has a wonderful program that honors dancers from high school through college.  Read about the benefits to studios, school programs and dancers, in my latest blog on Dance Life.

Why Go To College To Dance?

That’s the question.  Read the top 8 reasons going to college to major in dance makes sense at the  More Than Dancers website, a great place to learn about life, dance, beauty and more.

Dance Medicine and Dance Therapy Careers

Have you ever thought about studying to be a Dance Medicine Doctor or a Dance Therapist?  Want to know more about it?  Check out my article for the More Than Dancers blog.

Looking at Different Degrees in Dance?

If you are researching getting a degree in dance and mystified by all the different choices, perhaps my article in Dance Life will help you figure out which pathway is right for you.

Best Ways to Prepare for Your College Audition

Are you getting ready for your college audition?  Read my advice posted on Dance Life.

SYTYCD – Good or bad for the art form?

Critic Martha Shabas from The Globe eloquently discusses SYTYCD in her article Yes, I’m a dance critic.  And no I don’t really like So You Think You Can Dance, and puts it in context with the public’s understanding of dance…. Continue Reading →

Let’s do this in the USA!

The UK has announced a wonderful program to bring dance to their rural communities.  What a great idea! It not only brings the arts to places underserved, but it also puts artists to work!

Thinking about going to college to Dance? Do It!

College is an important part of your dance career, it can take you places you never dreamed of.  Here is my article about going to college to dance posted on the Dance Life blog.  

The Power of Dance

You don’t have to be the best dancer in class, you don’t have to perform professionally or otherwise. Nor do you have to choreograph to say you are a dancer.  That’s because dance is more than that.  Dance has the… Continue Reading →

Calling for a Revolution in Dance Curriculums

There is a big push in higher education to focus on  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) training.  And there is big money available to develop those curriculum.  Many have suggested we change the acronym to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), to incorporate more Liberal Arts into everyone's education.  Jennifer Edwards takes this one step further, calling for broadening the curriculum in BA, BFA and MFA dance programs to better prepare our dancers for their careers.  Here is a link to her powerful article.  

There is a big push in higher education to focus on  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) training.  And there is big money available to develop those curriculum.  Many have suggested we change the acronym to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math),… Continue Reading →

It’s Not A Fallback Position – It’s A Parallel Career

Let’s be real, it isn’t if, it’s when. As dancers, a majority of us will need to face the fact that being a performer or choreographer alone is not going to be enough to get by. So why not plan… Continue Reading →

Let’s help dancers follow their dreams and discover their future

About a year ago a colleague of mine sent me an e-mail from a distraught parent. It seems his daughter, we’ll call her Kelly, wanted to earn a bachelor’s degree in dance. With misguidance from high school counselors or her… Continue Reading →

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