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A Day in the Life of a Butler Dance Student

A Day in the Life of a FIRST-YEAR Butler Dance Student

Sample Female Dancer (Monday)

Time                                          Activity

8-8:50 a.m.                                Music History or Masterworks of Dance

9-9:50 a.m.                                Core Curriculum Class

10-10:50 a.m.                            Core Curriculum Class

11-12:15 a.m.                            Jazz


1-1:50 p.m.                                Core Curriculum Class

2-3:30 p.m.                                Ballet Technique

3:40-4:30 p.m.                           Pointe

4:45-5:30 p.m.                           Butler Ballet Rehearsal

Sample Male Dancer (Tuesday)

Time                                                    Activity

8-8:50 a.m.                                          Keyboard or Core Curriculum Class

9-9:50 a.m.                                          Keyboard or Core Curriculum Class

10:00-10:50 a.m.                                 Body Placement

11-12:30 p.m.                                      Modern Technique


1-2:30 p.m.                                          Ballet Technique

2:40-3:40 p.m.                                     Men's Allegro Technique

3:45-6:00 p.m.                                     Butler Ballet Rehearsal

Regular classes and rehearsals end at 6:00 p.m., except during production weeks. There are a few evening dance-related courses, such as Costuming and Introduction to Acting. Other academic classes, such as Dance History, Theory and Philosophy of Dance and Teaching Analysis, are added based on the year of study.

Each student typically has 6 classes each day (2-3 academic classes and 3-4 dance classes). Ballet class meets every day and pointe and men’s allegro class meets twice per week. Modern and Jazz also meet 2-3 times per week. Other classes, such as Character or Laban Movement Analysis, will alternate days with classes like Body Placement or Choreography.


Meet Julianne

Julianne (determination + inspiration) from emma edick.