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Posted 10 December 2014 - 10:24 AM
Does anyone know of someone who has attended Texas A& M program or seen their dancers? My DD is interested in the Dance Science program with an intent to become a dance physical therapist. Is the technique strong at this school?
Posted 11 December 2014 - 02:09 PM
Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:22 PM
Texas A&M is nearly a 2 hour drive from Austin, so that would be tricky.
I've known students that danced at A&M, but these were young women looking to become dance teachers. I haven't seen the dancers, so I don't know anything about the program.
They do have a Youtube page, so maybe watching that could be helpful. https://www.youtube....danceproduction
Posted 04 February 2016 - 07:09 PM
this is great info. My DD is only in 8th grade but is thinking ahead of PT as a second career after retiring as a professional ballerina
Posted 01 April 2016 - 06:56 PM
Bringing this back because I have a question someone may be able to answer!
So I am now a senior, and deciding between (essentially) two different colleges.
College A is a small liberal arts program, where the dance science piece is integrated into the dance major. The academics at the college aren't very strong, but they get the job done. College A seems to be stronger in dance with basically a concentration in dance science. I looked at the courses and there were no lab courses, which I don't like but will handle.
College B is a large public state university, where I would attempt (I've heard it is very difficult) to double major in dance and exercise science, but would probably end up just minoring in dance with a major in exercise science. There are multiple lab courses for the exercise science major, and the facilities there are amazing, lab-wise. But since I may only minor in dance, going to College B would be more exercise science focused. The dance program is great and has wonderful faculty.
So my question is this (and it's okay if no one has an asnwer!):
For graduate studies in dance science, which program would be more valuable? The more dance focused one, or the more exercise science focused one? I emailed the director of one of the schools I'm already looking at for dance science and she basically said it didn't matter too much, but what does everyone else think?
Thanks so much if you managed to read all this! I'm having the worst time deciding, I just cannot make up my mind!
Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:37 PM
IMO, the "Mom" opinion, I think you would definitely be more employable after going to college B.
Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:58 PM
Posted 01 April 2016 - 08:03 PM
You are very smart to be thinking ahead in how to get from 'here to there'.
Posted 01 April 2016 - 09:20 PM
Thanks everyone for the advice! I'll definitely look into both of those topics, gav and dancemaven!