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If a visit isn't in the offing, I have found emailing the department chairperson can be helpful. The fact that the ballet on the DVD wasn't terrific isn't necessarily the fault of the faculty. The quality of the student ballet dancers varies from year to year, especially in smaller programs. Modern could have had stronger students.
Still, you wonder why they would try to underwhelm you, eh?
Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:05 PM
My child is currently a student at JU majoring in dance. We are very happy with her experience so far. Here's what I know:
This is a rapidly developing program. All faculty are competent educators with extensive successful professional careers. The primary focus is ballet and modern. Jazz is also required but with lesser emphasis. The first class of MFA in dance students graduated last year. The graduate students all do residences at the university and work with the undergraduates as part of their work. Frequent guest artists work with the students. This week Stacey Tookey will be there. There is both a BFA and BA dance track. Areas they need to work n include dances support services such as physical therapist and food service that is friendly to dance/rehearsal schedules.
IMHO this is a university that is worthy of checking out for any college bound dance student.