As a Dance Major, would it be better to Study Abroad or to do a paid CO-OP.
In the University I plan on attending a CO-OP is recommended as well as studying abroad. If I had to pick only one as a Dance Major that would help me in being successful in joining a dance company after graduation-what would you suggest? #dance #co-op #studyabroad
Some people are homebodies and may feel they will not thrive if too far away from home, and there's nothing wrong with that. But, should someone be willing and/or find an experience like studying abroad thrilling and beneficial for them as both dancer and individual, then I say study abroad always. Not only do you learn about the actual culture behind the dance and be able to appreciate the art of it on a whole different and deeper level, but the life skills and cultural knowledge and sensitivity you'll gain to complement your dance skill is a priceless gift to have up your sleeve. Life lessons are after all why we dance in the first place.
I would think if your true goal is to join company, I would take whatever options gives you the most hours dancing. The most important thing is to be consistent with your training. Espically as you get older, its the time to improve upon your technique and mature as a dancer. Hope you find what best suits you!
Depends on what your personal dance goals are. Some dancers prefer a CO-OP and others study hard until they feel it is right. Go with what your heart and finances can comfortably do.