Teaching Tip: Preparing Students for After Graduation
By Ali Duffy, PhD, associate professor of dance at Texas Tech University and founder and artistic director of Flatlands Dance Theatre
The first year after graduation can be overwhelming as dance students transition from college to the professional field. How do you prepare your students for the first year after graduation? I invite you to listen to these ideas and to comment below about any suggestions you have as you strategize for your students' success after graduation.
Learn more from Dr. Duffy in her book, Careers in Dance.
Prior to her work in academia, Dr. Duffy performed internationally on Holland America cruise ships (RWS Entertainment) and for independent contemporary choreographers on both U.S. coasts. She has also taught and adjudicated for the National Dance Alliance and worked as a dance critic for World Dance Reviews. Her career in dance is endlessly supported by her wonderful family, and she is ever grateful for her brilliant husband, Carlos, and beautiful son, Noah.