From ABT to Oberlin.
Oberlin College's dance department was aptly described by your magazine. It encourages that dance be used to develop community values, physical and mental health, and as a tool for progressive social change. The dance department offers courses in modern dance, contact improvisation, West African diaspora, cross cultural dance history, improvisation, and kinesiology.
I am fortunate to have received an education at Oberlin and would like to encourage dancers retiring and planning second careers to aim high and look beyond cost when investigating colleges. In my case, attending a private school was much cheaper than attending a public institution, since I had a good financial aid package. State schools, where tuition is less, often cannot offer adequate aid to those in need.
If you are a dancer in transition, keep an open mind and investigate thoroughly the schools that interest, excite, and offer quality programs in subjects you want to study. Think idealistically, apply, then go from there.
JANE VORBURGER AMERICAN BALLET THEATER, 91-96 OBERLIN COLLEGE, 2000-2003
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|Date:||Dec 1, 2003|
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