Originally Posted by AthleteArtistDancer
Talent/Interests are only one factor when choosing a college - size of the school, campus culture, other programs offered, presence/absence of Greek life... all that plus your child's particular personality (homebody, adventurous, introvert, busy, quiet, etc.) go into college consideration, same as other kids looking at great schools for engineering or music or medicine. Your child could be offered scholarship money to schools they have no interest in attending (New York is too far, Vanderbilt is too small, etc).
College dance is a lot like what used to be considered Poms - many teams compete in poms or kick line but avoid the tumbling/gymnastics usually found in cheerleading these days. Scholarships are hard to come by in any arts program -- budgets have been slashed for years and while there are still some funds out there, many have disappeared in the last 10 years. Unfortunately, like most other female-oriented extracurriculars, dancers usually have to pay for the privilege of being on a dance team.
Dance team girls often go on to sports teams like Knicks City Dancers and the Laker Girls. If that's something your DD wants to do, college dance team training is a huge help. You might start here http://varsity.com/event/schresult/2020/2016_nca_nda_college :
these are the final results pages from NDA's Collegiate Nationals that were held this past week. Dance falls under Team Performance, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pom, and Challenge Cup - Dance (everything else is Cheer): see if there are any schools you recognize and check out their programs directly - you should get much better information that way. Good luck!!