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Hello. I'm brand new here. My daughters dance, and my oldest will be 16 next month. She is a serious dancer and would like to pursue dance as a career.


Last summer she attended a Joffrey intensive in SF and was offered a spot in the trainee program. I realize that seems to be a common occurrence. This summer she attended Alvin Ailey in NYC and loved it. She was given a scholarship to return for Joffrey and is currently there for 1 week in NY. This time she has been offered a scholarship to the year-round program.


I am needing more info. I've heard mixed reviews.


I don't know if this is the correct forum, and if not, please direct me to the right forum.


She has also been recruited by the dance program at University of Michigan due to her gift for choreography. I know it's time to really get serious about knowing how to choose!


Thank you!

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There is a subsection here for trainee type programs. http://dancers.invisionzone.com/index.php?showforum=170


You are correct that there mixed reviews on that particular program. There are reviews that go back many years on this thread http://dancers.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=38198&page=1 I would imagine that the program may have changed over the years so the earlier reviews may no longer apply.

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Amymm, welcome to Ballet Talk for Dancers!


It is against policy for anyone to make specific recommendations between or among programs, but we do collect and share first-hand experiences with various programs. We have a whole Forums with dedicated threads for the various programs: http://dancers.invisionzone.com/index.php?showforum=146


The Forums with dedicated program threads are arranged alphabetically so it will be easy for you to locate the threads for programs you are researching. We have separate forums for college/university programs, post-secondary programs, and company entry programs, so you may need to check out several forums. After reading the threads, feel free to ask specific questions on the appropriate thread


Happy researching!

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