Well, since only Billie Jo has posted in the last few days, I thought I'd tell you all a little bit about what's going on with me...just to keep updated and everything.
Yesterday was the first day of my last year of school, HOORAY!!! I have 19 credits, and all of them are upper division dance theory courses. This means basically that they're classes dealing with all the non-dancing side of dance, and that the professors are out to prove that there is such a side of dance, and so each one of them (of course) believes that they ought to bury us in reading and writing about dance in its many forms. One such class is entitled Dance History. It is through this class that I will be learning more about World History than I ever wanted to know...coupled with the way that affected dance through the ages since its first existence. In short, our professor has informed us of PERSIA. Politics, Economics, Religion, Science, Intellectual Trends, and Art. I will study the PERSIA of each time period since the beginning of dance...and that means A LOT of reading. (Maybe not for you law boys.) But for me, 100-150 pages per week just for that class seems like a bit much.
I'd like to think that this is my "heavy" course for the semester, but it's actually the lesser of two evils. My 4 credit Kinesiology class promises to be a brain buster, and a challenge for memorization even for me and my trusty flashcards. Normally, they don't offer these two classes in the same semester, because it's too difficult of load for the average student. Ha ha...love it.
Finally, my favorite prospect of the semester--Current Issues in Dance. This class consists of (no textbook) issues thought up by the student, discussed by the students, and researched by the students. I'm not actually sure what our teacher is planning on doing all semester, since she didn't have a syllabus for us today and told us she planned on letting us "shape the class." Besides that, I'm the only Ballroom major, and since all the modern majors are a)extremely opinionated and b)exceptionally biased against all other forms of dance, I think it's going to be such a fun class. I was already informed today that my genre of dance was merely "entertainment" while modern dance and ballet (not all ballet, but some) are real "art."
So, enough of my complaining...what have you all been up to today? I miss and love you...get back to me soon. And if you can spare it, I'd love a little sympathy. I'll be up late reading, so I'll be sure to get your responses quickly! Lovies!
10 months ago