University of Cincinnati
Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:44 PM
Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:50 PM
I must confess I was a bit leery about the location from reading so many negative posts, but my nervousness was put at ease when we visited for orientation a couple weeks ago. What they've packed into a relatively small campus for such a large University population is unbelivable. The new "Main Street" complex and "Varsity Village" are amazing and provide for so many student activities. Being a large University, there's also quite a variety of other schools to explore for a second or double-major or minor.
The staff and administration on hand from the Conservatory of Music made us feel welcome and at ease and gives the "small-school" feel with their genuine enthusiasm and concern for the students. They didn't just give a "glad to have you here speech" and move on; the deans and assistants were on hand and participated in the sessions for 2 days with both students and parents, even assisting the new freshmen with registering for classes, making sure they were meeting their major requirements.
The urban-ness of the campus makes it unique - not unsafe or scary at all. There is also urban renewal in the neighborhoods around the campus with new housing and shops, combined with other small businesses like any other "neighborhood" you'd find in cities like Toronto or NY. I think it would be a very exciting campus to be a part of for any young adult.
At the audition, my husband was told that they were anticipating 7-10 openings for fresman dance majors, but would offer more acceptances because statistically about half of the students actually accept. Surprisingly we found at the orientation that all the dance majors offered admission accepted - 22 incoming freshmen! Obviously this program is growing in reputation. Only 16 incoming dancers were at the orientation, so possibly some have changed their minds. e'smom, you make reference that your daughter would've attend this fall if not for good news from a SI. Can you please elaborate?
We are fairly confident that our dd will have many opportunities in her tenure at UC-CCM artistically and academically.
Posted 01 August 2006 - 05:57 PM
My DD was offered a ballet company apprenticeship and will be deferring UC, so she is one that originally accepted but will not be coming after all. I would imagine a few students will be doing orientation late since it is right in the middle of the summer when a lot of kids are off to summer intensives. Good luck to your daughter.
Posted 01 August 2006 - 06:38 PM
Posted 31 October 2007 - 10:17 AM
Posted 31 October 2007 - 08:03 PM
I do not recall the number of hours per day but it was significant. Several of the dancers wore pointe shoes for center during technique class, in addition to pointe class. Some are trainees or apprentices with Cincinnati Ballet or do Nut with Dayton. The student referred to in a previous thread who was dancing with Joffrey for a season would have been able to continue at CCM I believe but has left for a second company elsewhere. They are most accomodating about allowing college credit for professional company class as long as the student maintains a certain number of credit hours.
The Conservatory produces a thick book that details the schedules and requirements but if you have questions I would encourage you to pick up the phone and call the dance department as they were very helpful and friendly.
I liked the fact that their BFA seemed to truly be a fine arts degree - with requirements in foreign language, art history, etc as well as dance.
Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:42 PM
Any pointers for taking a college ballet class as a visiting junior in high school? Any thoughts on whether or not it makes sense to take the Pointe and Variations class? It seems to me that if the class is working on variations that they have already been introduced to in earlier classes, DD may end up at a bit of a disadvantage and feel uncomfortable. Thanks for any input!
Posted 29 January 2008 - 10:14 PM
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 03:17 PM
My dd is also feb 16th in NY! Is your dd doing any other that weekend?
Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:29 PM
Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:45 PM
for those of you auditioning in new york...have you mailed in your videos yet?
We mailed my dd video last week. The email confirming the audition date was not well worded and it said in one place to bring it to the audition, then buried several paragraphs later they requested it early. (I think it was a function of too much "cut and paste" on the computer)