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Thinking about a Gap Year? Great idea for the right dancer.

I have talked to many dancers about the benefits of taking a gap year.  After all the President’s daughter is doing it.  It can be really beneficial, especially if you are not sure how you want dance in your life…. Continue Reading →

What is a Successful Career in Dance?

I recently came across this article from the Huffington Post.  It is a powerful post from a dancer named Shawn Lent.  An artist who embodies the concept of a sustainable future in the arts. “Shawn is the rare individual that excels… Continue Reading →

The New York Times recently published an article about co-signing for a student loan.  Pretty scary stuff, and great advice for parents.  An online site called onlinecolleges.net has put together some useful information to help make sure students have access to… 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 →

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.

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.

Are You a Dancerpreneur?

Great question?  What is a Dancerpreneur?  It’s my new word.  Every dancer I know has creatively crafted their lives and careers.  See if you qualify to be called a slash person, dancer/entrepreneur = dancerprenuer.  Read my latest post on the… Continue Reading →

Best Ways to Prepare for Your College Audition

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

Dance Teachers Unite

I am excited to tell you about a project I’ve been involved in that I’m finally able to share with you! It’s called Dance Teachers Unite and it’s an online summit for Dance Teachers and Studio Owners who want to grow… Continue Reading →

Planning for your college visit

My August blog on DDS – Dance Life is all about getting the most out of your college dance department visits . If you or your students are seniors in high school, and starting the process of choosing a college program,… Continue Reading →

A Letter from Lar Lubovitch

Dance/USA recently reprinted a letter written by Lar Lubovitch to an annynomous dancer.  It should be required reading for every aspiring performing artist. His words of wisdom are encouraging, inspiring and thoughtful. He knows who you are.

Dance/USA recently reprinted a letter written by Lar Lubovitch to an annynomous dancer.  It should be required reading for every aspiring performing artist. His words of wisdom are encouraging, inspiring and thoughtful. He knows who you are.

From Dancer to Executive Director

Rachel Moore, Executive Director of ABT, made the career transition from dancer to educator and made a difference. Read about her dance pathway in this recent article from the LA Times.

Rachel Moore, Executive Director of ABT, made the career transition from dancer to educator and made a difference. Read about her dance pathway in this recent article from the LA Times.

Words of Wisdom from Julie Kent

“It’s not just: you walk in and you’re really talented, and you’re a great success. You have to be a good listener, you have to be a good observer, you have to have a flexible lens to look at life… Continue Reading →

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.  

Aspiring Dance Costume Designers: Take Notes

Color, fabrics, tutu lengths – how a designer revitalizes a classic. Here is a great article about the new costumes for the ABT Classic: Sleeping Beauty.  Based on the original designs by Leon Baskt, this new version sounds like a visual feast.

Artist by Day, Usher at Night

People often think of careers as linear, you start at the bottom and work your way up.  But life/work doesn’t have to be like that – in fact it often isn’t.  Especially a creative life.  Recently there was a story… 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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