Posted 03 July 2006 - 01:43 AM
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Posted 05 July 2006 - 06:00 PM
If you are interested in colleges that offer a strong(er) dance program as well as a comparable liberal arts education, you are truly better off looking into Mt. Holyoke and Smith Colleges or UMass at Amherst (all are part of the 5-College Consortium).
Here are links to the faculty at:
Mt. Holyoke: http://www.mtholyoke...y_profiles.html
I think Mt. Holyoke arguably offers the better ballet-focused program. I do know that the ABT Studio Company guested with them in 2004. Julie Kent of ABT also taught a master class at one of the three colleges in the past couple of years; I'm afraid my memory fails me on this last item...
Posted 05 July 2006 - 06:59 PM
The performances offered in the area, presented by outside groups, faculty, and student-run groups, are abundant, various, and on the whole, excellent!
I have taken technique classes since I started at Amherst, and every class is exciting and has taught me a lot. Don't give up on the Five Colleges, especially if you want a modern dance experience! As snuzan said, check out MHC (ballet-/modern-focused), Smith (same as MHC), and UMass-Amherst (jazz-/modern-focused) as well as Amherst and Hampshire, which both offer modern classes on a regular basis.
The Theatre and Dance major at AC offers a very broad approach to both Theatre and Dance. Though not a major myself (and kicking myself for it), I am very familiar with the department and some of its majors. The program has many requirements at first, but within those required courses, you are allowed to explore whatever area of theatre or dance truly interests you. It allows for a lot of freedom and exploration, especially during your senior year. If you are self-motivated and willing to take risks, this is a great program for you.
Check out www.fivecolleges.edu/sites/dance/ for more info! Hope this helped.
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"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
"Why do I dance?.....Why do I breathe?"
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