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Congrats Devonna !  DD did receive some scholarship money with her acceptance.  She has decided not to attend but knows someone there who loves it . Good luck to everyone !

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dancemaven

Devonna, we ask that you edit your profile to indicate your status as a parent.  It will make it easier for you to post in the Parent forums and it will help folks know with whom we are conversing. :)

 

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julisha

MicheleThompson,

As far as the SUNY Purchase Track record, research the following dancers:

Raven Barkley, Charlotte Ballet, graduated in 2015 and was recently named to the Dance Magazine “25 to Watch” list.  DD went to the Charlotte SI last summer.  

Ashley Mayeux graduated in 2011 and joined Complexions Contemporary Ballet, but recently joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  

Samantha and Jenelle Figgins (identical twins) graduated in 2011.  Samatha has danced with Complexions and Alvin Ailey  Jenelle, a Princess Grace Award winner, has danced with Dance Theater of Harlem and currently dances with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.  

Of course, there are many more Purchase grads in other ballet and modern companies-which you can research on the school’s alumni site.  These are my DD’s idols.  She is thrilled to be following in their footsteps!

 

 

 

 

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Amie

MichelleThompson,  have you asked Purchase if she can accept and defer enrollment for a year or two while she is a trainee?

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MicheleThompson

Thank you Julisha and Amie for the information!  Very helpful :)

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stefanie

Hello all-

DD is having a very hard time making a decision about which program to attend. 

If there is anyone who can shed a little more light on SUNY.  We’ve visited campus, know the area but are looking with anyone with RECENT first hand experiences within the program & campus life to share.

Thank you

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Amie

Stefanie, I highly recommend you reach out to the dance department and ask if they can put you in touch with a current student.  They will probably give you students that will represent their department in a positive way, but you can still find out a great deal.  DD has done that with other universities and it really helped. 

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stefanie

Thanks Amie.  We have just waiting for a response.

 

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MicheleThompson

We called Suny Purchase and spoke to a very nice women in the Dance dept that gave us an in depth look at Purchase. Prior to that we spoke to a young lady of the alumni that gave us some great information as well. 

I am so happy to say that my daughter accepted their offer and registered last night! Such a relief! 

Now, does anyone have any insight as to what dorms to pick? :party:

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MicheleThompson
On 4/1/2018 at 8:37 AM, stefanie said:

Hello all-

DD is having a very hard time making a decision about which program to attend. 

If there is anyone who can shed a little more light on SUNY.  We’ve visited campus, know the area but are looking with anyone with RECENT first hand experiences within the program & campus life to share.

Thank you

Hi Stephanie, we too had difficulty deciding between her offers. SUNY is on spring break right now and I was able to speak to an alumni member and someone in the dance department that was able to give us a better picture. Hopefully that will help :)

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julisha

Is anyone attending Orientation on July 18th?  If so, would love to meet.:D

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MicheleThompson

We are going the 17th, bummer!!

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stefanie

Going in July

 

 

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