Guest sisi Posted January 19, 2005 Report Share Posted January 19, 2005 Although I am a MSW (masters in social work) student at Adelphi University, being on a campus with a dance program, I just had to audition to take class there. Today was my first day. I am dancing there monday-friday, 9am-12pm with the dance majors. I was placed in a good level, having many years of experience - if many of those were full of mediocre to poor training due to ignorance on my part. I just wanted to share something funny. I am 24, but many of the students, seeing I was new, came up to me and asked if I was a freshman. I had to giggle. 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. Quote Link to comment
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