In response to that, I will first put on my "professor's hat". College is very expensive. College dance programs will prepare you to teach and stuff, but not so well to dance. Ballet academies are a LOT cheaper than college and they do a better job preparing you to dance as well.
Once you've gone to college, it's over; you can't really go a second time. I don't suppose your parents are prepared to pay for college twice for you. If you're spending all your time at college dancing, then you're wasting college. You would be better off going to a ballet academy and leaving the option of college open for your future. I know this takes a lot of honesty with yourself. It's much easier just to keep enrolling in additional semesters and classes. And you don't have to tell your parents (or yourself) that you're not in school, or that you're really committing to dancing for now. But I suggest that if you're going to spend all your time dancing and you have no interest in teaching, then that is exactly what you should do --- put college on hold and attend a ballet academy. That way is more honest with yourself, with your college and academic advisors, with your parents --- and it keeps your future options open.
Now I'll put on my ballet dancer hat. If Bruce King said the chances of you dancing professionally are low, then he is probably right. The chances of you making it as a choreographer are probably even lower. There are a LOT more dancer jobs out there than choreographer jobs. Unless you have a talent for choreography that's already apparent, it's just not going to happen. Choreography is a (nearly) thankless job anyway (but that's another story). In any case, professional experience as a dancer is VERY important if you want to be a master teacher or choreographer.
As for your desires at this time to dance every day for the rest of your life: that may or may not pass. We ALL feel that way for a certain period as dance students. As we go on in life, some of us still feel that way for a lifetime, and some of us end up wanting to do other things eventually. More likely than not, you will come to a point in the future when you DO want to do other things in life. How long will that take? I don't know. Maybe 2 years. Maybe 10 years. For a VERY small number of dancers, it never comes, they are always 100% satisfied dancing. But more likely than not, that is not you.
But given that you want to dance now and you don't want to do anything else, it may be a good idea to put college on hold and attend a ballet academy. You will almost certainly grow through the experience and become a better dancer. There is something special about putting dancing as #1 priority in your life for a while, whether that "while" lasts for 1 year or 10 years.
If you decide in a few years you're done with dancing --- either because you can't get hired or because you want something else in life --- then you can go back and finish college and get a LOT more out of it than you're getting now. If you're never done with dancing --- you get hired in a job you like, for example --- then you can wait until you're 35 and your dance career is over before you go back to college.
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