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 →

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 →

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 has put together some useful information to help make sure students have access to… Continue Reading →

Dancerpreneur Makes Dance Go Viral

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 →

Colleges and Careers Seminar at The Pulse

Summer is here, and so are the summer dance events.  I am excited to be a part of the faculty of The Pulse once again this summer.  Come to this great Dance Teacher event, and take classes from a terrific… 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.

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.

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.

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 →

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 →

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