Tag: college dance

Here's What Worked—and Didn't—When College Dance Classes Went Online

With the fall semester rapidly approaching and university plans coming into focus, higher ed faculty members are likely drafting (and re-drafting) their syllabi—and wondering what a full semester’s worth of online or hybrid online/in-person dance courses will even look like. Take comfort in the fact that dance professors across the country are in the same […]

At Washington & Lee, Jenefer Davies Recruits Dancers With Ropes and Harnesses

Since she was hired in 2006 to create a dance program at Washington & Lee University in Virginia, Jenefer Davies has operated as, essentially, a one-woman show. She’s the only full-time faculty member (with regular adjunct support). Over the last 13 years, she has created a thriving program along with a performance company—at a school […]

Here's Why and How You Should Bring Health and Wellness Into Your College Dance Department

It’s the middle of the semester and two dancers are sitting out of class, you’re worried about one student’s mental health and another has developed an eating disorder. Sound familiar? College can be a tumultuous time. To help address the additional demands of being a dance major, some schools have found strategies for enhancing wellness […]

It’s National Higher Education Day: Here Are 14 College Dance Programs (And Their Instagram Handles) You Should Know

It’s National Higher Education Day, and we are here to celebrate! From dance programs so famous that even your dog knows about them, to the hidden gems in the middle of the country that prepare students to go on to larger-than-life careers, we are grateful for schools that support the arts. To celebrate the day, […]

Colorado State University’s Lisa Morgan's Plan for a BFA With Teacher Licensure Is Finally Happening

To say Lisa Morgan wears more than one hat would be a gross understatement. For starters, she teaches a pedagogy course for dance majors at Colorado State University and heads the dance component of an arts-integration program (BRAINY) for local elementary students. She also runs a professional-development seminar for K–12 teachers who want to incorporate […]

4 Ways d. Sabela grimes is Making the Case for Hip Hop in Higher Ed

Ask anyone at the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance how they feel about assistant professor of practice, d. Sabela grimes, and they automatically begin to sing his praises. Not only is he one of the department’s most beloved and dynamic educators, he is among the most respected and innovative facilitators of […]

Complexions Founders Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden Reveal Their Next Step: Ballet Faculty at SMU

Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden—former Ailey stars who founded their own company, Complexions Contemporary Ballet—just don’t seem to stop. This fall and coming spring, they’re teaching two classes at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas: Advanced Ballet and Men’s Ballet Technique. Richardson at Marymount Manhattan College. Photo by Matthew Murphy Both men have forged unusual […]