The COLLEGE PREP WORKSHOPs

Do not leave your future to chance. Get guidance and support from experts to help you make the right decisions for your DANCE CAREER.

The College Prep Workshops - 2018 Fall Tour ended but please check back often for dates and location of the Spring and Fall 2019 Tours or sign up for updates below.


If you missed this tour, or were not able to schedule a consultation, or need additional support with college planning please consider registering for an individual consultation and get the support you need now. 

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FINDING IT A CHALLENGE TO KNOW WHERE TO START PREPARING? Having difficulty navigating the various options for College dance programs?

WE WILL COVER THE ENTIRE RANGE OF TOPICS FROM A-Z:

THE college and university SEARCH

PARENTS & STUDENTS

An overview of colleges and universities with dance programs, whether you choose to major or minor in dance.

CAMPUS VISITS

PARENTS & STUDENTS

How to make the most of campus visits: what to look for, who to speak to when looking at different dance programs and their offerings.

what to expect at AUDITIONS

STUDENTS

Key things to consider in terms of what schools are looking for when reviewing candidates who audition.

PREPARING AN AUDITION SOLO

STUDENTS

Your solo is a vital part of the audition process. We'll share some key things to remember as you prepare. 

HOW TO FIND MUSIC FOR THE SOLO PIECE

PARENTS & STUDENTS

Have you ever watched "American Idol?" As Simon used to say, song selection is everything. ​​​​

PHOTO and video REQUIREMENTS

PARENTS & STUDENTS

Instagram photos won't cut it. You'll need a carefully curated portfolio of photos and videos if you want to make a good impression.

cultivating REFERENCES

STUDENTS

It's important to have advocates for you throughout your dance career. We'll show you how to cultivate mentors that will become exceptional references.

understanding the APPLICATION PROCESS

PARENTS & STUDENTS

Don't let your nerves get the best of you. We'll give you some insight on the application process so that you know what to expect, and how to prepare for the best outcomes.

SCHOLARSHIPS

PARENTS & STUDENTS

If you can't afford the school of your dreams, apply anyway. There are all sorts of grants, scholarships and loans out there. We'll provide some insights on where to find them.

how to prepare a strong RESUME 

STUDENTS & PARENTS

Stand out above the other applicants by putting together a stellar resume. Start building your resume now. 

PREPARE FOR

PRE-SCREENING 

PARENTS & STUENTS

Being well prepared can make all the difference, and the folks making the final decisions will take notice too. Understand the process and win!

APPLICATION submission

PARENTS & STUDENTS

When it comes time to submit your application materials, there are some things that you will want to consider that will make all the difference.

DECISIONS - MAKING THE BEST CHOICE

PARENTS & STUDENTS

When you have options, making a decision can be difficult. We'll provide some perspective on what to consider when making you final decision on your college dance program.

FINANCIAL AID

PARENTS

There are a many options in terms of financing college. There are some options you may not be aware of, so your student can apply for the school based on their goals and not finances.

About Julie Friedrich 


Julie Friedrich created and led the college seminar program for over ten years at two premiere arts high schools in California; the Orange County High School for the Arts, and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. The overwhelming success of the program led Francisco Gella Dance Works to add the program to their roster of offerings in 2017. Under the mentorship and guidance of Julie Friedrich her students have gone on to study at such schools as; USC Kaufman, Juilliard, Boston Conservatory,  NYU Tisch, Laban School, and University of Michigan. In 2013 President Obama and the White House named Julie one of the most influential arts teachers in the country for her mentorship of young dancers, and her work with numerous winners of the Young Arts Competition.

The workshop structure

A 2.5-hour presentation and discussion for students, as well as their parents. It will cover advance preparation, how to search for the right college program, the application process, financial aid, and how to best prepare yourself for the artistic path you want to pursue. 

Includes a 2-hour workshop on auditioning and a

1.5 hour ballet class, followed immediately by 30 minutes of instruction on a modern technique or

on improvisation. 


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WHAT STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS WILL TAKE AWAY FROM THIS WORKSHOP (LEARNING OUTCOMES):

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At the end of the workshop, students will be able to do the following:

  • Understand how to produce a portfolio that may include a resume, student essay & footage required for the pre-screening process, arts supplement, and video audition.
  • Know how to develop a tailored list of schools to fit the strengths and needs of each student.
  • Understand what is necessary and vital in preparing a solo piece for auditions.
  • Gain the ability to successfully apply, audition or submit materials for future acceptance at the student's choices of a college, conservatory or professional opportunity in dance, the related arts and/or academic major.
  • Understand how to utilize their training and kinesthetic intelligence as a transformative agent for making positive and proactive choices for college and professional career.

Is This Course Right For You?

Your course is not for everybody, you can use this section to pre-select the customers that will get the best results.

Who is this for

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    Parents that want guidance on how to help their students accomplish their academic and artistic goals.
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    Students and parents that want clarity on the different paths that are available after high school.
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    Teachers who want to be able to provide guidance to their students on education options to further their dance careers.
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    Parents and students who are about to enter high school and want to start preparing for college now.

Who is this not for

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    Students who are already in college.
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    Students who are not looking to pursue dance as a career or after high school.
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    Adults looking to start a career as a dancer.
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    Students who are not looking to major or minor in dance.


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WORKSHOP COSTS

We'll be visiting 5 cities, helping students on the west coast get support with preparing for their next step in their dance career. More cities will be announced in the near future. If you would like for us to host a college prep workshop in your city, please contact
collegeprep@franciscogelladance.com.

Workshop Registration based on dates and Location

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    Huntsville, Alabama on September 22, 2018

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    Fresno, California on Saturday, September 29, 2018 
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    So. California @ The Orange County School of the Arts on Saturday, October 6, 2018
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    No. California @ Performing Arts Academy of Marin on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Workshop Add-On: Individual Consultations  (Optional)

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    Receive individualized, one-on-one support for your student. *The dates and locations for the consultation are in conjunction with the workshop schedules.

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    We'll provide consulting specifically catered to your student's goals.

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    We'll provide an individual, 1-hour session dedicated to just your student.


Ongoing
Individual Consultations (Year-Round)

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    Receive individualized, one-on-one support from a number of topics focused on college preparation for dancers.

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    Do you need more time? You can purchase consultations in blocks of one-hour sessions.

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    Get started right away! You can schedule your first hour once you purchase the individual consultation.


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FAQ

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

Who can come to the workshop?

If I register for the optional one-on-one consultation, when will my appointment be?

When should we begin planning for a college dance program?

What if I can’t make the workshops and still need the assistance you are offering?

Are all 5 workshop locations open to me?

How did you choose the locations?

Is enrollment for the College Prep Workshops limited?

What are the age requirements to participate?

Am I permitted to register for an individual consultation if I am not registered for the 5-hour College Prep Workshop?

If a workshop participant also registers for an individual consultation, are parents permitted to attend?

ARE PARENTS OF STUDENT PARTICIPANTS PERMITTED TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP?

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