Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:27 PM
Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:37 PM
From what I have heard, it's perhaps a program better suited to those who really want to be dance teachers.
That said, I would love to hear a different opinion!
Posted 18 September 2008 - 11:09 AM
1. NBS requires an audition, of course, but I am not sure exactly what they will be looking for. I haven't danced full-time since 2002, so I'm not in the best shape. Auditions aren't until January, so that gives me some time, but I was never a flashy technician. Is it necessary to be in top performing shape for a pedagogy program? (I e-mailed this question to NBS about a week ago, but they haven't replied.)
2. In December I will have completed an Associate of Arts degree here in the US--does anyone know how/if this might transfer to Canada? I know the best way to find out is to ask York directly, and I will, but I'm just trying to get a general idea of how this might work.
3. How employable would this program make me? On NBS's website, there is a video saying everyone in the program has a job, but they don't say whether it's full-time or just one class a week somewhere. There is the option of becoming certified to teach RAD or Cecchetti/ISTD in addition to receiving the NBS diploma, but I'm not really interested in either of those; hopefully that wouldn't be detrimental.
Thanks in advance for any info!
Edit: forgot to mention I do have chronic knee pain that does not keep me from dancing but sometimes makes jumping difficult--not sure if that will be a problem.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 09:00 AM
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:54 PM