For the past ten years, I have strived to provide encouragement to professional dancers who wish to cultivate an interest in going back to school. For some, it’s a concept of which they have no memory. So it’s natural to hesitate before taking this plunge, which I must admit is not always the easiest solution for everyone or for every career transition. Over the years at the DTRC, I have witnessed so many special and productive stories of dancers going back to school and I have always been moved to see first-hand how well dancers perform academically. No one will be surprised here if I say that discipline, perseverance, willingness to surpass oneself and humility are qualities inherent in dancers and very useful in school.more »
On a cool and cloudy Friday in June, a small group of transition aficionados gathered in central London, England. The group represented dancer transition programs in Europe and North America (namely Canada, England, France, Holland, Poland, Switzerland, and the USA – Germany and Sweden sent regrets) and were attending a meeting of the International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers (IOTPD).more »
We are very proud to announce that DTRC Atlantic Representative and member, Veronique MacKenzie, has completed her Bachelor of Social Work with distinction at the School of Social Work, Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS.more »
Helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers since 1985.