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What is it like going to college in new york

I'm planning on going to a performing arts school in New York city that i was accepted to i just want to hear other people's opinion on what their experience in New York for education was like preferably for dance or another performance art. #newyork #nyc #newyorkcity #performingartist #dance

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Michelle M.’s Answer

Congratulations, Samantha! That's quite exciting!

I went to school in NYC (Class of 2017) and wouldn't trade my experience for the world. My school was well known for their Theatre + Performing Arts Program. Even though I studied politics, I spent a great deal of time with dancers and they were always so excited to talk about what they were working on and who they most recently watched or met over the weekend. 10/10.

Beyond attracting top trainers and performers, there's something invaluable about having a thriving metropolis as your "campus," as well. The access museums, performances, public lectures and internship experiences makes such a difference in your development as well (personally and professionally). Now that being said, city life isn't for everyone. It can be an incredibly dense place that overstimulates even the boldest of personalities. Not a deal breaker though. Personally, I found that moving to Brooklyn after I graduated added a lot of balance between my city + personal life.

Always happy to chat more if you'd like, but I think it's an opportunity you jump into!

– M.

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Jessica’s Answer

I went to college in NYC and majored in dance and psychology. My school did not have a campus, so the statement is true that NYC was our campus. Central Park can be your "quad." If you love NYC, your days and nights will be filled with excitement and tons of energy! NYC will be your playground and you will make beautiful memories. BUT- It is okay to feel overwhelmed! Sometimes you will need a break from the "city that never sleeps." Find support through college counselors, family and friends, + professors and peers! Also, my favorite tip would be to seek out a yoga class or meditative practice that allows you to breathe, connect back to yourself, and pause from the crazy, wild, and BEAUTIFUL NYC life. Also, you can join clubs to find a smaller community within the large city. Finally, stick to the people both from home and in this new environment that make you feel happy, supported, and loved!

Jessica recommends the following next steps:

Seek a yoga class or other meditative practice
Join a club (or multiple clubs) to find a smaller community within the large city
Stay connected to those who love and those who support you!