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 business, communication, and psychology. Such programs of study are excellent preparation for graduate programs, using dance in psychological, community or medical applications, and starting small businesses.
Graduates of Meredith perform with regional dance companies, are employed within public school systems, own their own dance studios, and attend graduate school for Dance, Allied Health, and other fields at schools such as East Carolina, UNC-Greensboro, SUNY Brockport, and The Ohio State University.
Empowering Future Dancers Financially
The career a student chooses has real implications for their financial future. That’s the reality behind a course in Meredith’s dance studies program that introduces students 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.