Hi all, hope you are enjoying some relaxation over the holidays.
Just thought it might be nice to have a fresh thread to share updates on our kids and where they’re at in the process.
It has been such a crazy fall but it does seem like we’re so much closer to figuring out next year. My dd finished all her academic apps (finally) and then dropped one. Such a relief to have that part behind us.
She also shortened her list one more time so at this point there is only one audition ahead of us, and 1-2 more visits.
Here’s where we are:
Montclair and VCU are her top choices. Montclair gives instate tuition to BFA students, so its doable money-wise. VCU she is in academically but we are waiting on any merit aid, which she will need to be able to attend.
She really loved University of Illinois but it is really far. And really expensive. So it seems like an unlikely choice at this point. They did give her an award/scholarship for choreography, though, so that’s cool!
Still under consideration but more info is needed: Ohio State, Towson, Adelphi. Doing a visit/audition at Adelphi in late January. Probably waiting on $$ info before we visit Towson and Ohio State. Despite really liking a lot of things about the program,Towson may get cut from her list earlier since they have absolutely no African/diaspora dance options available.
Off the list: Temple, UNC-Greensboro, Marymount Manhattan, George Mason, Hofstra. She didn’t get into dance at George Mason, but wouldn’t have gone there anyway–not the right fit. Hofstra was sort of an add-on and she decided not to complete her application. Marymount got nixed because of the lack of any real campus. Temple and UNC-G we visited and liked in many ways but ultimately she decided they were not the right places to really push her as a dancer (too bad since UNC-G is so cheap AND they gave her a big merit scholarship).