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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 →

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 →

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 →

Think your dance shoes are too expensive? Think again!

I know shoes can be one of the most costly expenses for dancers, so I wondered if the costs have kept up with inflation.  I started my research with a 1958 Taffy’s catalog.  Read this if you want to know… Continue Reading →

Guess The Year – How well do you know dance fashions?

Dance fashion isn’t like streetwear.  Think about it.  Dancer’s have dressed the same for decades.  Fabrics change, shoe construction changes, but overall we look the same, year after year.  Here’s a fun quiz recently posted on Dance Life.

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 →

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