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How to Dance in College Without Majoring in Dance.

Did you know that if your college or the university you want to apply for has a dance department, it is more than likely that they will offer dance classes for all enrolled college students, and that in some cases at no or very little cost to you! You can dance in college without having to major in dance or …

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Can You Major in Dance With No Experience? No Audition College List!

Unlike many college programs, dance at university generally requires an audition for entry into the program. This leaves many would-be dance majors asking if they need experience in dance or how much they need to major in dance at college. You can major in dance with no experience IF you pass the audition for entry into the college dance program …

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What is the difference between a BA and BFA? Dance Degrees Explained!

If you are looking to study a dance degree in college, you will probably feel as though you have stumbled into a world that speaks a totally different language. All of a sudden you are supposed to know all about Bacceauleurettes and Bachelor Degrees in Dance, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees with a concentration in Ballet or Bachelor of Science …

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Dance Colleges Across All 50 States: The Ultimate List with Links

Can you go to college for Dance? Can I Major in Dance? Did you know that every state in the USA has a University Dance Program? Some offer only a minor in dance, but many provide full four-year degrees at a baccalaureate level! You can even gain a master’s degree or even a doctoral degree in dance! Yep, that’s right …

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12 Pros and Cons of Competitive Ballet & Dance

In the world of dance, the place of competition is a contentious issue. Some ballet schools argue that students who focus on competitions learn to be ‘trick ponies’ and their technique suffers as a consequence. Other dance studios argue that competitions offer dancers many opportunities to perform and are important in developing an all-round dancer. Because of the controversial nature …

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Single VS Criss-Cross Elastic on Ballet Shoes? With Sewing Guide!

When I danced years ago, you had to buy ribbons and sew them on to your ballet shoes. Later on, I was able to pre-buy canvas shoes with single elastics. Today I have the choice of pre-sewn single or criss-cross elastics when buying ballet slippers for my daughters and so not having both when I danced, I needed to do …

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How to Prepare for A First Dance Competition-Ultimate Guide for Parents

My daughter was recently asked to join her studio junior competition team. Although I have competed at the top level and won whilst performing with a jazz and contemporary team, from my recent experiences as a dance mom at recital photo day (turning up with ballet shoes and tights, nail polish on toes for a costume requiring jazz transition tights …

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RAD Ballet Presentation Classes Vs Exams – The Differences For Parents.

Since writing the article RAD Ballet Class Awards Vs Exams: A Helpful Guide For Parents I have had some requests from parents to write about the RAD Presentation Class as they had similar concerns about the difference between the RAD Presentations and Exams. I hope the following article is helpful too! The RAD Presentation Classes for grades six to eight …