BalletNutter Posted October 14, 2003 Report Share Posted October 14, 2003 I'm sure you have already exhausted this topic but I am a relatively new member so please bear with me. Just what is the current thinking on whether to pursue a dance degree in college before trying to embark on a performing career? Is it helpful? Does it hinder a career? I'm hearing both sides. Some say yes; others say no -- get out there right after high school and get into a company. If, as a parent, you are encouraging your dancer to pursue a college degree first, can the student indeed improve enough in college to get a job with a company? Is that a critical time to be dancing with a company? Or are they "over the hill" by the time they graduate from college? Do companies really hire dancers out of college? I'd appreciate any advice you can give -- parents, teachers, ADs, et al. Quote Link to comment
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