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