January Student of the Month: Damien Duehr

By Shannon Holst | January, 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Congratulations, Damien! We are SO proud of you! Each month the ASA faculty selects one student who stands out both on and off the dance floor. This individual will exude all that ASA embodies: – a well-rounded young lady/gentleman  – an individual who displays kindness to others – an enthusiastic character – respect for faculty…

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ASA Alumni Dance Diary: Busy, busy, busy!

By Shannon Holst | January, 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Monday, October 24,2016 Today was a pretty eventful day. I tried to go to bed at a decent time, so I just woke up earlier today to study and practice my speech. My exam in Introduction to Western Music Traditions wasn’t terrible, but I don’t think it necessarily went well. I’m hoping to get a…

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ASA Alumni Dance Diary: Chloe’s weekend wrap up

By Shannon Holst | January, 23, 2017 | 0 comments

Saturday, October 22, 2016 Today we looked for a NIU sweatshirt again, but still couldn’t find one. I’m just going to look at the bookstore this week. I pretty much avoided my room all day since I’m not getting along with my roommates. At all. However, I had fun doing other things. I went out…

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ASA Alumni Diary: Easy Peasy Friday

By Shannon Holst | January, 21, 2017 | 0 comments

Friday, October 21, 2016 My academic classes were pretty easy today! Ballet 400 was also much better than last week. We actually knew a few of the combinations for grand allegro this time which made executing it much easier. I wrote down some of the combinations that I struggled with like I used to do…

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ASA Alumni Diary: Dance, more dance, and ratatouille

By Shannon Holst | January, 20, 2017 | 0 comments

  Thursday, October 20, 2016 Theater class was weird as usual. Today we were talking about Cunningham and Cage, so he made me and two other dance majors dance in front of the class. We had to come up with six movements and number them while people in our class had numbers in a random…

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Benefits Of Adult Dance Lessons | Batavia Dance School

By Shannon Holst | January, 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Start 2017 Off Right With Adult Dance Lessons In Batavia Is fitness or exercise on your 2017 New Year’s resolutions list? Did you love dance as a kid but fall out of it as you grew older? Are you interested in learning a new skill? Adult dance lessons at Batavia’s A Step Above Dance Academy…

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ASA Alumni Diary: Who can think about next year?

By Shannon Holst | January, 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Today consisted of all of my teachers lecturing which made it difficult focus. My University 101 Class was a big lecture about advisement and scheduling classes for next semester which I haven’t even thought about yet. So that is another thing to add on to my long to-do list. I also…

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ASA Alumni Diary: College:1, Chloe:0

By Shannon Holst | January, 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Today was not a good day. I have a group project for my theater class that is due in exactly a week. I emailed my group twice to figure out a time to work on the project, but not a single one of them responded. I talked to my teacher in…

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ASA Alumni Diary: Chloe – No dancing?!?!?!

By Shannon Holst | January, 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Monday, October 17, 2016 I started off my morning with a follow up appointment about my MRI. I was waiting there for at least an hour and only talked to the doctor for about five minutes. All he told me was that I have Bursitis in my Achilles. He said that dancing would not make…

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ASA Alumni Diary: Chloe – Sleep, surprise visits, and FAMILY

By Shannon Holst | January, 16, 2017 | 0 comments

  Saturday, October 15, 2016 I finally got an adequate amount of sleep last night! Today was a nice break from dance classes and rehearsals. I went to the football game today. Unfortunately, NIU is not doing very well this year, but I still enjoy going to the games. After, my two best friends since…