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
Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:02 AM
Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:54 PM
Posted 02 August 2014 - 08:43 AM
Hans, did you ever end up doing the program at York? If so, what was it like?
Let us read and let us dance, two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. -Voltaire
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by...and that has made all the difference.