The Dance Artist PREP
2023 COLLEGE SUMMIT
June 20th - 22nd
TRAIN HERE. PERFORM ANYWHERE.
June 20, 2023 - June 22, 2023
Which dance college is right for you?
Discover a variety of college opportunities for dancers at The Dance Artist Prep's College Summit.
College for dancers offers more options than ever before, and no two programs are the same.
The College Summit gives dance families a front row to the dance college landscape with:
- Resources for application season
- Personalized advice for your dancer's college strategy
- Live Coaching Sessions for application season
- Live Panels with Dance Department Directors & Current students
- Families are able to submit personalized questions to Dance Department Directors for LIVE Q&A Sessions.
- A timeline of the application season and what to expect
Three days of live panels and coaching will leave you feeling clear, with a deeper perspective for the college landscape
than you've ever had before.
Details: The College Summit is held VIRTUALLY and features LIVE workshops from June 20th - 22nd.
If attendees cannot make the live sessions, a recording will be available. There is no dancing during this summit.
Age: We recommend this for high school students and we REALLY recommend this for rising high school seniors.
There is no application needed to attend the College Summit. Only submission of registration form is required.
Director Panel - June 21st, 2023 | 5pm - 6:30pm cst
Donna Burchfield - University of the Arts
Duane Cyrus - University of Arizona
Melanie Person - Fordham/Ailey University
Stephen Pier - Hartt School (University of Hartford)
Tommy Neblett - Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Student Panel - June 22nd, 2023 | 5pm - 6:30pm cst
we are excited to host students and recent graduates from the following schools:
University of the Arts
University of Arizona
University of Oklahoma
more to be announced...
College Summit Registration Procedure
Once you submit your College Summit Registration you'll receive a confirmation via email, followed by:
- A detailed schedule with panel details
- The form to submit questions for panel and coaching sessions
- Access to our online classroom for each session
The Registration Deadline is June 13th, 2023.
The College Summit schedule features 3 days of programming designed to give you a personalized view of the college landscape for dancers.
- Day 1 provides coaching and context with an aerial view on college programs and how campuses, faculty, and peers create the college experience.
- Days 2 and 3 introduce both Directors of Dance Departments and current students from today's leading collegiate dance programs featured in deep-dive discussions about the college landscape and what different programs have to offer. After our panel discussions, we'll break for a meal and come back to customize the discussion for your dancer's goals.
Recordings of all workshops & panels will be available for attendees.
Sample Weekly Schedule (based on Central Standard Time)
TUESDAY, June 20th
6pm - 6:30pm
Welcome to the College Summit!
6:45pm - 8:15pm
College for Dancers 101
Going to college for dance is about learning to mature your relationship with the art form while building habits that support your transition into adulthood.
Day One of the College Summit is about building a strong foundation of support for your dancer. Understanding the college landscape and what your dancer will need gives them the best opportunity to find the right program for them. Some colleges lead to specific career industries, while others train dancers in a general way. Come get an aerial view of the industry before we jump in!
WEDNESDAY, June 21st
5pm - 6:30pm
Panel #1: DIRECTORS
The Hero's Journey: College Edition
Going through college on the journey to a
dance career is all about 'becoming'. Hear
our panel discuss how their programs help
dancers 'become' the artist they've always
dreamed of both on and off the stage.
7pm - 8pm
Recap Discussion and Q&A
This is where we customize the information for your situation. Bring your questions and build a plan for your dancer with our Directors.
THURSDAY, june 22nd
5pm - 6:30pm
Panel #2: STUDENTS
The College Experience: Student Edition
The college experience at each institution changes and evolves as the student body does the same. Hear our panel of CURRENT students describe their school experience and how each program is contributing to their journey to a professional career.
7pm - 8pm
Recap Discussion and Q&A
Total cost for the 3-day College Summit is $150.
Payment is submitted upon registering for the summit.
Yes. Each day of the College Summit will be recorded and made available to all that register.
No. This is an informational summit for dancers and parents interested in learning more about the
dance college landscape.
Both. The College Summit offers dancers and parents insight into the dance college landscape, including panel discussions with Dance Department Directors from universities and institutions around the country.
The College Summit is a virtual event.
No. Registration is for all three-days of the Summit.