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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.

Schools

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Regent University

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Arts in Theatre
  • Master of Arts in Film & TV

 
Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design

Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design (ACB) was incorporated under the laws of the state of Arkansas in May 1974.
 

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Los Angeles Film School
Get the career of your dreams with an education from the Los Angeles Film School.
Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science, Film

 
Full Sail University - Online
Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.
Programs Offered:
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)

 
California College San Diego

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

Programs Offered:
  • Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Graphic Arts (BS)
  • Graphic Arts - Information Design (BS)

 
Brightwood College

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

Programs Offered:
  • General Applied Photography

 
Spencerian College
Get your career started with an education from Spencerian College.
Programs Offered:
  • Web Design & Application Development Certificate

 
Bryant & Stratton College

There are a lot of reasons Bryant & Stratton College is the place to get an education.

Programs Offered:
  • AAS Interactive Media Design

 
Rasmussen College

Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

Programs Offered:
  • Graphic Design Associates - Web and Interactive Design Specialization
  • Graphic Design Associate¬ís - Animation and Motion Graphics Specialization
  • Graphic Design Bachelors - Web and Interactive Design Specialization
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The Art Institutes system of schools

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

Programs Offered:
  • Graphic Design (BS)
  • Graphic Design (AS)
  • Digital Design (D)

 
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