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Preparing for Dance School

If you are considering choosing dance, your post-secondary planning process should begin as early as high school. Dance programs are competitive and rigorous. Therefore, it is important to plan your high school courses accordingly. Dancers have to be sharp-minded and intelligent with good communication skills; therefore, some of the courses you will want to take include English/communications, creative arts and music to ensure that you are well prepared for the schools and programs that make your list. Dance is an extremely athletic field that involves kinesiology, so biology/ anatomy courses are also beneficial.

If you are still in high school and are thinking about studying theatre, there are several additional things that you can do to prepare and increase your chances of being accepted:

  • Your audition represents you to a university or college. You can practice your skills by participating in a dance or musical theatre club at your high school. Your community may also have organizations you can get involved in. Participating in athletics can also show a school that you are in good shape to take on the rigors of dance.


  • Consider attending a summer or spring break arts camp in dance or theatre to develop your skills and expand your knowledge of possible fields of study.


  • Undertake to read and study independently. This is a good way to develop interests, expand your knowledge and improve your vocabulary and reading comprehension skills needed for school. This will also help you if admission requirements include an interview, since you will be able to impress the committee with the knowledge you have built up of terms and issues specific to the various areas of dance studies.


  • Validating your interest by volunteering and providing direct service to arts-based activities in your community is another good way to demonstrate your commitment and can make a difference to your being accepted into this competitive field.


  • Consider how you can develop leadership skills while you are still in high school. Admissions committees value applicants who can demonstrate leadership potential. You can acquire leadership in school clubs, volunteer programs, and through an internship or summer job.

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