DANCE – College of Fine Art & Design – The University of Central Oklahoma

DANCE – College of Fine Art & Design – The University of Central Oklahoma


^M00:00:00:00 [ MUSIC ] ^M00:00:05:15>>BRIANNE: At the University of Central Oklahoma
in the College of Fine Arts and Design. You see creativity and innovation.>>KELSEY: Our professors are some of the
best in the business.>>We get high quality instruction.>>ELIZABETH: I’ve come so far already and
honestly, I’m just blessed to be here.>>DAN: It’s that interaction that makes
a deep impact on students.>>MELISSA: They obviously value hands-on
experience.>>RUKI: The people are the strength of this
place, and the people are the reason why you would want to come here as a student and the
reason why you would want to come here to work as well.>>AM’RE: There are so many possibilities
in the College of Fine Arts and Design.>>MACKENZIE: Whether you’re going to be
a performer on stage or a teacher in the classroom, you’re going to be well-prepared for your
career in music.>>ALYSSA: We’re prepared for a very competitive
industry, we’re prepared to chase our career dreams, and prepared for life.>>ELIZABETH: I can’t imagine my life without
dance. I cannot think of anything else I’d would rather do.>>KELSEY: For us who dance, it’s an art form,
it’s our passion. It’s how we express ourselves on stage and off.>>My name is Kelsey Donohoe and I am a Dance
Performance major at The University of Central Oklahoma.>>ELIZABETH: I’m Elizabeth Vanhorn and I’m
a Dance Education major at The University of Central Oklahoma.>>I want to ultimately teach because I want
my students to know what it feels like to love what they’re doing. I think that’s
the most important thing you can learn in life — is to love what you’re doing.>>Central is the only university in Oklahoma
that offers a bachelor of arts in dance education.>>The Dance Department is part of The College
of Fine Arts and Design.>>It provides the best program for any dancer
who wants to go out and teach or eventually own their own studio.>>KELSEY: Whether you want to be a dance
teacher, performer or choreographer. Central will give you the outstanding training that
you need.>>The dance program at Central is a well-rounded
program because it offers jazz, ballet, hip-hop, tap, modern, everything. You don’t have
to specialize in ballet, you don’t have to pick just modern, you can do it all.>>Our professors are some of the best in
the business.>>We get high quality instruction. Learning
the proper techniques and skills to excell in dance.>>For a dance performance major, that preperation
is key and it shows on stage.>>ELIZABETH: I feel like I’m going to be
a great performer, a well-rounded performer — and also, a well-rounded teacher because
of our professors here.>>I’ve come so far already and honestly,
I’m just blessed to be here. I’m blessed to work all around these different professors
that know so many different things. The students are another huge part of my experience here.>>KELSEY: The experience here has definitely
made me who I am. For us as dancers, we don’t have a lot of time to do anything else. Dance
is our life here, it is our college experience.

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