SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH

COLLEGE & BEYOND: CREATING A 5-YEAR PORTFOLIO PLAN
Time: See Schedule for assigned times by Wave (Waves 1-3 only)
Location: Hunter College, West Building, Glass Cafe
Open to: All registered students and parents (priority seating for students)
Workshop Leader: Patch Schwadron, The Actors Fund
Make the most of your college career with Patch Schwadron’s 5-Year Portfolio Plan. This workshop reviews the concept of creating a portfolio career and how you can plan to become a thriving artist instead of just finding a survival job, starting in your first year of college. Discussion includes how students can use their experiences in college (coursework, internships and summer study abroad and intensives) to build meaningful careers on and off the stage. Identify your skills that can become career assets and find your niche!


BFA, BA, CONSERVATORY: How Do You Choose?
Time: 1:00-2:00pm & 2:30-3:30pm | Pre-registration required, assigned at check-in
Location: Hunter College, West Building, Classroom 424
Open to: All registered parents
Panel Leaders: Carol Walker, Hunter College & Nancy Lushington, Montclair State University
Join us for a discussion on the different types of college programs typically offered at most colleges and universities. This panel will address the difference between the programs and professional training, as well as how to choose the program that makes the most sense for your student. The panel will discuss choosing additional majors, major/minor combinations, and identifying additional skill sets and assets that help in decision-making. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions.


DANCEWAVE REGROUP FOR AUDITIONERS
Time: 2:30-3:15pm (Auditioners/Waitlist from Wave 1+2) | 3:15-4:00pm (Auditioners/Waitlist from Wave 3+4)
Location: Hunter College, Thomas Hunter Hall TH609 “The Peggy”
Open to: All registered auditioners & students on the audition waitlist
Regroup Leaders: Diane Jacobowitz, Kristen Stout, Casey Venturelli, Dancewave
Circle up and meet your peers and fellow auditionees in a fun icebreaker! Share stories and prepare for tomorrow’s audition in a supportive and restorative way. Look for the Dancewave representative outside the College Fair 15 minutes prior to join the group walkover to the studio.


CAREERS IN DANCE PANEL
Time: 4:15pm-5:30pm
Location: Assembly Hall, North Building
Open to: All registered students, parents and college representatives
Panelists:
Sidra Bell, Professional Choreographer
J. Bouey, Professional Dancer & Podcaster
Quentin Burley & Ellen Maynard, Video Production
Deborah Damast, Dance & Education Professor
Courtney Escoyne, Dance Journalist
Denise Roberts Hurlin, Nonprofit Director
Chevon Stewart, R-DMT / LCSW, Dance Therapist

Studying dance in college is just the jumping off point! What’s next in your career after you graduate? Learn about the different career paths of our panelists who all majored in dance. Get the answers you need from professionals who have been through it and are thriving in their chosen careers.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6TH

ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID PANEL
When: 10:15-11:15am (Parents from Groups A + B) | 1:00-2:00PM (Parents from Groups C + D) | 2:30-3:30pm (Parents from Group E)
Location: Hunter College, Thomas Hunter Hall, TH105
Open to: Registered parents
Panelists:
Adrienne King, Senior Associate Director, Financial Aid, Bank Street College
Elaine Chu, Undergraduate Coordinator, Rutgers University
Barrie Raffel, College Counselor, COPA: Educational Consulting Services

This panel will discuss what criteria admissions offices look for in applicants and how to navigate the process. Parents learn how the application process is driven by both college dance departments and admissions departments. Panelists will outline options for scholarships and financial aid. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions.


MODERN & IMPROVISATION MASTER CLASS
When: 11am-12:30pm or 2:30-4:00pm
Location: Thomas Hunter Hall Dance Studios
Open to: Non-Auditioners (Group E) and registered students, Registration required, $10 fee
Master Class Taught by: Douglas Gillespie
Build your performative skillset and learn the basics of improvisation with dynamic NYC-based choreographer Douglas Gillespie. Gillespie demonstrates how to translate simple movement phrases into engagement with a partner – an essential tool for auditions and choreography.

INJURY PREVENTION: AVOID, HEAL & STRENGTHEN
When: 12:00-1:00pm, 1:30-2:30pm
Location: Thomas Hunter Hall, TH700
Open to: Non-Auditioners (Group E)
Taught by: Lissa Michalak, NASM-CPT, CEP, RSMT/E
Students will have the opportunity to learn from movement and anatomy specialist, Lissa Machalak. Learn tips and measures to prevent, condition and recover from the most common dance injuries.


MYSTERY DANCE CLASSES
When: 9:30-10:30am, 1:00-2:00pm, 2:30-3:30pm
Location: Thomas Hunter Hall, TH520 “The Jody”
Open to: Non-Auditioners (Group E)
Taught by: Surprise guest instructors from DTCB attending colleges!


DANCEWAVE COFFEE HOUR
When: 11:30am-12:30pm
Location: TH105
Open to: Registered Parents
Hosted by: Yama Oge,Dancewave Development Team
Enjoy complimentary coffee and light refreshments with Dancewave Staff. Share your ideas and feedback, and learn about opportunities to become involved with DTCB’s growing community!