Struggles Of A College Dancer
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Struggles Of A College Dancer

Thank you to all the SUNY Oneonta Terpsichorean Dance Company members who shared their struggles.

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Struggles Of A College Dancer

We all thought trying to juggle high school and dance was hard. Well, college and dance is a whole new ball game.

Time management. It just doesn't happen.

You have to do laundry, constantly.

Being sore. Always.

Have you every tried walking up the stairs after a three-hour rehearsal? It's impossible.

Watching every dance at least 700 times.

Watching everyone else like, why can't I do that?

Trying to look good and not sweaty, all at once.



Trying to study during dress rehearsal and the lights keep changing colors.

Never having enough leggings.



You smell bad or weird, all the time.

You practice under your desk during class.

You have no time for life.

You steal food from the dining hall because who has time to actually sit and eat.

What's a real meal?

You try to learn an entire dance in four weeks—and remember calculus.


You are forever covered in bruises.

You don't have time for any other friends.

Thank you to all the SUNY Oneonta Terpsichorean Dance Company members who shared their struggles.

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