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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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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…

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ASA Alumni Diary: Chloe – A hard day of ballet ends with custard

By Shannon Holst | January, 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Friday, October 14, 2016 I only got about four hours of sleep last night. Therefore, ballet was slightly more difficult than usual. Fridays are typically the hardest day because we combine the level 300 and level 400 ballet classes. It is tailored to be a level 400 class which means the level 400 dancers already…

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ASA Alumni Diary: Chloe – exhausted but having fun!

By Shannon Holst | January, 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Thursday, October 13, 2016 I was exhausted all day. My Aesthetics to Theater class was horrible, as usual. He made us watch videos and discuss the entire class period with the lights off. Ballet was much better than yesterday. Horton was fun. We have been working on different attitude turns and pitches which are my…