balletbooster Posted November 1, 2005 Report Share Posted November 1, 2005 One of the teachers at my daughter's residency is also on faculty at Wake Forest. My daughter was given the opportunity to fill in for an injured dancer in their upcoming Fall Dance and so she is currently in rehearsals at the university. I was not aware of this program before; but since she is on campus now regularly, I've done a little research and wanted to share that here. I'm hoping others who have direct experience might chime in with some details. The school offers a minor in dance, through the Theater department. It is a non-audition minor. The minor includes equal number of courses in modern, classical ballet and jazz, as well as Dance History, Dance Performance and Dance Composition and a senior dance project. Their materials state this purpose for the program: The dance minor allows students to continue their artistic development as a dancer while pursuing another area of study at Wake Forest. There are two classical ballet teachers on faculty. One danced at ABT and the other at SFB. They offer courses in beginning, intermediate and advanced ballet. There is a performance company that is by audition and is open to all Wake Forest students, not just those who are pursuing the Dance minor. They offer two performance opportunities each year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring, each having four performances over a 4-day period, in a lovely performing venue, the Mainstage Theater. Guest choreographers are in residency throughout the year. This is an academically competitive institution, with particularly well-respected graduate programs in law and medicine. Here is an excerpt from their admissions data that indicates the school's admissions stats: Enrollment (2004-2005)Applicants for first-year admission: 6,289 Freshmen accepted/enrolled: 2,945/1,121 Undergraduate: 3,857 Graduate and professional schools: 2,297 Total enrollment: 6,451 SAT averages: middle 50% score between 1280 and 1400 Here is the link to their website: http://www.wfu.edu/theatre/dance/dance.htm Quote Link to comment
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