Dance Bag 101!

Written by: Sadie Cahill

A dance major’s guide to packing for a successful day!

As a dance major, your day can not only consist of plies, tendus, and double bounces, but also long hours in lectures and the library. Having a variety of activities planned throughout the day can be challenging when you’re out of the house for a long time, but this guide will help you better understand what to pack for your day so you can succeed physically, and academically!

Let’s get packing!            

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So You Want to Double Major?

Written By: Brooke Dalton

So you’re in AMPD and want to double major? Not sure how to go about it? This is the perfect place to start! Double majoring is a great way to explore two interests in a more in-depth way, by getting to experience two programs in one rather than just dabbling in a secondary subject. In my experience, double majoring has been awesome!

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Auditioning for York Dance? Here’s Everything You Need to Know!

Written by: Alysha Wood

Here at York, we realize that any audition can be intimidating at first… especially when it’s an audition for a program that can really impact your future! We want you to feel completely ready and confident for your audition, so here are a few things that might be good to know before the big day.

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How To Survive Show Week!

Written By: Alysha Wood

As artists and performers, many of us know how important and how stressful show week (or day, or weeks, or however long your show runs for!) can be.  It’s how we show off all our hard work, but it’s also extremely hard work in itself!  It’s not always easy to manage, but hopefully my little tips and tricks below will help make it easier and more fun.  I’m a dancer, so my tips are specifically how I survive show week, but they can definitely apply to all kinds of performances.

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QUIZ: How much do you know about AMPD?

Written By: Lucia Llano

Think you know all there is to know about AMPD? Now’s your chance to prove it!  Take our super tough AMPD quiz and see how much you know about the faculty you’ve devoted so much of your life to!

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Artists vs Creatives: Which Are We?

Written By: Chevon

Someone once asked me if I was an Artist or a Creative.  My response was “What is the difference anyway?  Aren’t all Artists also Creatives and all Creatives, Artists?” The distinction between the two can be difficult to identify until both are more clearly defined.  Artists are experts, masters in their art form.  Creatives, on the other hand, are those with the ability to make new things or think of new ideas.  They are imaginative, innovative, and experimental, but not necessarily professional as Artists are. Read More

playGround 2018

Written by: Madeleine

Have you heard of playGround? I mean, obviously you’ve heard of playgrounds before; after all, we were all 5-years-old once. But I’m not talking about those kinds of playgrounds; I’m talking about playGround Festival (the capitalization here is VERY important)! playGround is like York’s very own Fringe festival. Students can submit a concept and a script of a monodrama, and from that, a panel of students collectively picks the final line up.

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