LAST EDITED ON 16-05-08 AT 07:09 PM (GMT (BST))
My first reaction would be that either of these colleges would be a great choice, as both have equally good graduate destinations both in dance and musical theatre.
From my knowledge of both places, I would tend to recommend Urdang over Studios. Most importantly because of the DaDAs, as Studios is very expensive even if you are offered one of their own scholarships, whereas with a DaDA, it is much easier to organise yourself financially.
Also class numbers are a big issue at Studios too. They cram the students in like sardines in a can and you really have to fight for any kind of personal attention. I have seen jazz classes at Studios with 30-40 people all rammed in together.
The choice of Urdang or Studios depends completely on the person. Someone who can totally apply themselves and commit without too much attention will get on well at Studios, but anyone needing that bit of extra support would be better at Urdang which is a more 'caring' and 'nurturing' environment.