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Dance into College

College Counseling with All Things Dance

"We had no idea how difficult it can be to manage both college applications and all of the application and audition materials needed for college dance programs. Kathy not only helped my daughter identify, evaluate and select colleges, but she made sure everything was done well and on time. Kathy's essay advising and review process made the difference, and my daughter was accepted into several of her top choice college dance programs - some with scholarships!"

Terri Couch, Kernersville, NC


We provide the knowledge, guidance and support to successfully navigate the college admissions process.

High school student dancers have enough on their plate. Dance into College provides comprehensive college counseling services to support the unique needs of dancers at all levels and interests. With step-by-step information and guidance, we'll help you plan, prepare and apply for college and dance programs. For students looking for competitive colleges and dance programs, this may mean double the number of college applications of a typical student PLUS all of the dance program auditions and requirements. We specialize in getting each dancer ready to put their best foot forward in both academics and dance.

Our clients include students who want to:

  • Pursue a BFA in dance

  • Explore an audition or non-audition-based BA dance programs.

  • Find the best opportunities to double major in dance and another academic area of interest.

  • Participate in dance performance opportunities on campus but do not want a dance degree.

  • Participate on a college dance team.

Because we only work with a small number of dancers in each high school class, students get personalized and customized attention and advising to meet their specific needs.


Not sure if your dance talent is at the level of the best conservatories or 4-year college programs? Complete a questionnaire and submit a few videos, and we'll provide feedback on what level of dance we recommend you pursue in college. There is a dance program out there for everyone! You'll meet with a consultant and start planning your path to dance in college!

A dancer's college list can range from 7-18+ colleges depending on the competitiveness of the college's dance program. Some will take only a few new students. Finding the college with just the right dance program, location and financial and social fit can be a challenge, but the student also has to find colleges where they can get accepted based on their academic merit.

If applying to college is stressful and complicated enough, adding dance applications, auditions, interviews and essays for each program can be, well, overwhelming. We've got basic to comprehensive packages - designed specifically for you. We guide each dancer through the process with regular online meetings and reduce the stress by helping students managing the extensive task list and application schedule through an online portal.


About Kathy de Jong, M.S., IEC

Kathy is an independent educational consultant located in Clemmons, NC assisting high school students with their college prep and application process. As the mother of two high school-age competitive dancers, she now assists dancers to find and apply to college dance programs that meet the individual need of each dancer. 

Some dancers are looking for a pre-professional BFA program, while others want to combine dance with another academic interest. In either case, finding and applying to colleges with top dance programs can be challenging. Many require auditions, supplemental materials, interviews, etc. Kathy helps dancers create a list of best-match colleges, guides the development of application materials, and provides direction on the application timeline and process.

Kathy is the owner of College in 3-2-1, and a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and adheres to their professional ethics standards.


Dance into College by College in 3-2-1

Even the best talent needs a coach. We're your college coach -  ready to provide the support and guidance you need. Contact us today to see how we can help.

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