Students who study dance education or private studio teaching have high placement rates for full-time work in public schools and private studios. Many of our students choose to combine their training in dance with the study of other fields such as psychology, sociology, pre-physical therapy and theatre. Such programs of study are excellent preparation for graduate programs or for using dance in psychological, community or medical applications.
Graduates of Meredith perform with regional dance companies such as Even Exchange Dance Theatre, are employed within public school systems, own their own dance studios, and attend graduate school for MFA programs and movement therapy at schools such as Antioch New England, SUNY Brockport, The Ohio State University and Iowa University.
The career a student chooses has real implications for her financial future. That’s the reality behind a course in Meredith’s dance studies program that prepares seniors to handle the financial realities of working in the dance world (among other career-related topics).
Students learn the specifics of what it means to work as a dancer. Things like how to maximize contract work and manage taxes. Which jobs in dance have salaries and benefits. How to manage housing and develop (and stick to) a budget while on tour. And how to find current, and correct, employment information. As a result, students enter the workforce as dancers who know how to make important financial decisions and plan for their future.