“What are you going to do with a dance degree?”
Umm… get a job, the same as everyone else with a degree.
It amazes me how in today’s job climate people still expect undergraduates to get a job in what they majored in. It’s doesn’t matter if it is math, international studies, biology, drama, dance, when the career fair comes to town we are all stopping at all the tables to hear what options are available, and the recruiters are looking for diversity anyway. But when it comes to majoring in the arts people who don’t know of any professional artists personally have a hard time grasping how we are going to survive. And the answer is simple, we get a job.
Looking at the present, I am a dance concentrator at a liberal arts institution. This is my last semester and I thought I was going to have an easy time, I thought wrong. With a new dance curriculum developing so are my opportunities with going more in depth with my dance studies. But the duties don’t stop there; I am continuing training at outside dance studios as well as going on as many auditions as possible. Oh and did I mention I’m self producing a show, two shows to be exact. Preparation baby!
I am giving you an inside look to the life of a dance concentrator. This blog and vlog series will take a look at the interdisciplinary action of an artist, scholar, and BOSS.
The first video is up on our YouTube Channel!
Expect a new post sometime during school days (Monday-Friday)!