For the first time in my life I entered Butler’s dance studio and took part in Laban, a modern dance movement created by Rudolf Laban in the 20th century. It’s goal is to create a community of movement, something radically missing from our society, he claims.
Once the class got past the giggles of feeling ridiculous, we experienced something extraordinary: a cohesive system of movements that brought us together. It wasn’t anything like dancing at a party. It was…more. I was thrilled to see this side of the dance department that I had before been isolated from.
Lauren: so cold but so talented!
Here’s what Lauren, a Dance major, has to say about Butler’s dance department: “It is so diverse in what they are teaching us. We are doing everything including classical ballet, modern, jazz, different types of character; slavic and spanish, and we also learn how to write music for dance and how to denote different types of movement and analyze it.”
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I’ve been open to the idea of Community Service for a long time, but it hasn’t been until recently that I’ve looked at it seriously. Part of this is a result of my Liberal Arts education, growing in my understanding of what it means to be human within a community (wait a a minute. Community…community service, I see what’s going on here!).
Ways I’ve gotten involved:
Student Organizations: a friend of mine helped coordinate “Bulldogs as Bigs,” a weekly event in which six Bulter students (myself included) visit the Indiana School for the Blind and interact with a student.
Fraternities: As a member of Phi Delta Theta, I have been involved with the ALS foundation here in Indianapolis. Just a few weeks ago, me and several of my brothers volunteered at the walk here in Indianapolis.
Possibilities are endless!!! The Volunteer Center is another loaded place to find out how to help the local community, as well as programming put on by the Blue House.
Through service, you can be a star! (Just like our fountain)