In September many high school dancers’ thoughts turn toward college: Should they apply or not, and if so, where and what to study? Is it best to major in dance, or attend a school where one can dance while getting a nondance degree? Needless to say, it’s a tough decision and your students can use your help.
That’s why Dance Teacher compiles a Higher Ed Guide (in our print and digital editions) with contact information for the most respected college dance programs. We also recommend you keep a copy of the Dance Magazine College Guide in your studio. Updated annually, the College Guide includes details about dance degrees, a convenient comparison chart and a geographic address index. Plus it gives perspectives from dancers and other advisors about finding the right program, how to pay for it and what to expect once enrolled. You can order the new edition at www.dancemagazine.com/college.
When you welcome new students to your classes, do you find that many need a particular correction? In “Oh No! My Students Are…,” the DT editors posed this question to a diverse group of teachers. We loved their responses and think you will, too. Is there a technique issue that you find yourself addressing repeatedly? If so, let us know what it is. Like us on Facebook and join the discussion in our September timeline.
It’s not too early to start thinking about costumes for your holiday recital. DT fashion editor Andrea Marks has compiled a great selection of our favorite styles for our print and digital editions. And watch for our upcoming annual costume preview, this year in both the October and November issues, along with advice on care, fitting and alterations.