By Ardyn Flynt
This summer, I was fortunate enough to spend time dancing to music that makes my heart soar, exploring movement that has fascinated me for years, and experiencing a culture that I have long been curious about: house dance.
At USC Kaufman, there are endless ways to get involved–so many, in fact, that one student couldn’t cover them all. So we asked two; in this student blog, Lenai Wilkerson and Kaylin Sturtevant talk us through their activities inside and outside of the studio.
By Whitney Hester
August is almost here, which means the start of a new school year. New students going into college or getting ready to apply for colleges: you may think that you are completely prepared for life in a BFA program. Coming from a performing arts high school, I assumed I was completely prepared! However, listed below are ten things I wish I had known before applying to college dance programs.
By Paulo Hernandez-Farella
Deciding which college to attend was one of the hardest decisions I have made to date, but as each day ends, I am thankful to attend USC Kaufman. USC Kaufman is the most progressive and unique dance program in the country today, and maybe even the world. From our repertory to our artistic guests, USC Kaufman will give you incredible training and simultaneously enable you to expand your résumé.
This fall, USC Kaufman adds to its growing curriculum, with classes on dance in media and entertainment and new course in intermediate hip hop. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new:
By Alyssa Allen
USC Kaufman’s environment produces many opportunities where dancers and artists can collaborate. We are able to start building connections with other artists on campus that will remain strong after graduation and throughout our professional endeavors. Many of these collaborations have blossomed into friendships that will surely last a lifetime. I believe that now is the best time to collaborate–we are all hungry to create, and are willing to do it for free (a rare opportunity in the working field).
Last month, Hubbard Street inhabited the USC Kaufman studios with a choreographic intensive featuring four choreographers. This month, ballet takes its place in the Ruby and Amethyst studios as the Complexions Academy intensive moves in for two weeks.
By Rachel Walton
USC is a world-renowned university for many reasons: including its famous alumni, impeccable marching band, and memorable fight song (Fight on!). However, with a student body size averaging 44,000 and a campus size of 226 acres, there are bound to be many more secrets to the campus than the ones I’ve uncovered thus far. That being said, after exploring USC for the past two years, I’ve learned a few quirky things that I’m dying to share.