The Fine Art of Balancing Dance and Academics


As a college graduate, I can appreciate the fine art of time management. However, while my English major afforded me portable practice in the form of text books and The Canterbury Tales shoved into the deepest regions of my backpack, collegiate dancers cannot hone their skills in such tight spaces.

So how can a college dancer keep her head on straight in class and during a pirouette? Lauren Baker, president of the University of Minnesota’s Student Dance Coalition, shares some tips on how to stay at the head of the class and ahead of the chorus.


Ascending Star Dance