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Hello! My D has pretty much completed her college dance applications/auditions. She has one left, but so far she has a lot of acceptances. She is still working out where she wants to go. She said she could see herself at pretty much any of the schools she auditioned at.
When choosing schools to audition at, she didn't want to go too far from home and wanted to be in fairly close proximity to either NYC or Philadelphia. One of the schools she is looking at is Montclair State. I wanted to know if anyone had any insight into their dance program. Maybe some first hand knowledge of the caliber of dancers and their program. How do they like it? Do they feel challenged? We did see a show when she visited. The show was good, one number in particular was fantastic! She liked some dances better than others. But we felt that way everywhere we went, so that isn't something just to that school. She likes the proximity to NYC. She enjoyed the classes during the audition. Would love to get some feedback on the program/school. Thanks!
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A girl that graduated from our studio in 2013 is in her second year there as a dance major and we also have another 2013 graduate and a 2011 graduate who are on the dance team. While I don't know a huge amount about the program, they seem very happy there and the one dance major has been in some of their shows (was the one you saw in early December? I think she was in one around that time). You can't beat the proximity to NYC and their tuition is very affordable.
It's actually one of the schools dd will probably consider if she's still thinking about dance in college when her time comes. It's literally 10 minutes from our house, maybe 15 with traffic. She's in 8th grade now so she has a little time but I know from past experience with my son that it will be time to start thinking about college before I know it!
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My daughter will be a junior next year in the BFA program and she absolutely loves it. Has met some really talented people. Loves the teachers! All around a great experience for her!
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This post is almost 1 1/2 years old. OP's daughter just competed her freshman year