Posted 19 January 2005 - 03:41 PM
The director, Frank Augustyn, taught our ballet class and we had a guest modern teacher from a company in nyc whose name I REALLY should know but I was a little nervous and thus distracted.
I feel I am on the same technical level as many of the dancers there, even the upper classmen. Yet, it saddens me that I am not "offcially" a dance major. Similarly, at NYU, I took classes within the School of Education dance major program and at Tisch, but always as somewhat of an interloper.
I suppose I wish I could go back in time. I wasted much of it being a big fish and small studios which provided poor ballet training, although admittedly were rather good in jazz and tap.
This regret really plagues me, but I am proud that I am dancing within this program and hope to be accepted by the other dancers - so far, everyone has been very sweet.
Posted 19 January 2005 - 04:19 PM
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Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:38 PM
We were a little concerned from the beginning because there aren't any other forms of dance that are being offered there. They do have choreography (which they call dance theory and composition), history of dance, anatomy for dancers (just added for next semester), but little else. They study ballet and modern every day, and only get the opportunity to perform if they get picked by the visiting choreographer (once each semester), or if another student casts them in the student choreography workshops, or if they choreograph something themselves.
It does seem that the program is sorely lacking, but I'm not sure what to do about it. My daughter did get into several other schools, but liked this one because it was close to home, and they gave the biggest scholarships.
We are thinking of transferring during the next semester if nothing changes.
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Posted 18 May 2015 - 05:50 PM
I recently visited Adelphi, and I wasn't very impressed with the school overall, but the dance program was generally nice. While I didn't get to see any classes, I did get to see a bit of rehearsal in which they were rehearsing their program for an upcoming show. I saw one modern piece and some excerpts from Le Corsaire. The modern was cool and well choreographed, but the dancers were not always together and didn't always look like they knew exactly what they were doing. Also, there were small details that should have been clarified that weren't. The excerpts from Le Corsaire were well rehearsed and clean, but not much was put into the performance aspect of it. Overall, though, it seemed like a strong program! I will say that the dance department didn't seem that important to the school as a whole, it seemed more focused on sports. Just some thoughts to update this thread as I'm looking for more information on colleges with dance too!
Posted 03 November 2015 - 04:19 PM
My DD recently visited Adelphi She took the ballet level III class which she really enjoyed, especially the teacher, Frank Augustyn. Was not the most challenging ballet class, but the staff and students were very friendly and the facilities are gorgeous. Anyone else out there have any more information to share on their program? I believe they are one of the top programs in the country, but doesn't seem to be a lot of chatter out there.
Posted 04 November 2015 - 08:42 AM
DD auditioned at Adelphi 3 years ago. Audition was taking 1 ballet class, 1 modern class and doing solo. She did not feel the classes were challenging. she was accepted but did not end up choosing the school. Arts building was very nice, studios newer and very nice. Got the impression from talking with people around town that there were alot of commuter students. Campus felt isolated with not much within walking distance, though train station not too far