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    Smile got into Performing Arts

    Hello. Would you please tell me what the underlined part means in this context?
    Does it mean the speaker attended one of Performing Arts school?
    Thank you.

    from Shingaling by R. J. Palacio.....................(It's an news article)

    Echevarri didn't begin formal dance training until the age of twelve, but once she did, there was no looking back.
    "Once I got into Performing Arts, and then Juilliard," recalls Echevarri, "I knew I could do it. I could defy the odds.
    None of my neighborhood friends did. The 'hood is a tough place to leave."
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    Re: got into Performing Arts

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle2 View Post
    Hello. Would you please tell me what the underlined part means in this context?
    Does it mean the speaker attended one of Performing Arts school?
    Thank you.

    from Shingaling by R. J. Palacio.....................(It's an news article)

    Echevarri didn't begin formal dance training until the age of twelve, but once she did, there was no looking back.
    "Once I got into Performing Arts, and then Julliard," recalls Echevarri, "I knew I could do it. I could refy the odds.
    None of my neighborhood friends did. The 'hood is a touch place to leave."
    It could be a commonly used short form of the name of a specific school of performing arts (perhaps the New York School of Performing Arts). It could also be that the speaker was using "got into" to mean "became interested in" and "performing arts" as the name of the subject.

    Check the spelling of the two words I have marked in red above. Are the errors in the original or were they your typos?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: got into Performing Arts

    The context makes it clear that Performing Arts is the familiar name of a high school because it's capitalized and immediately followed by Juilliard, the common name of a famous conservatory. Note the correct spelling.
    I am not a teacher.

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