Essay on My First Semester of College

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My First Semester of College When I first enrolled in this course I thought it would be a good chance for me to meet new people with an interest in ballet, but I never thought that it would have a larger impact on myself. For instance, I did not believe that I would relate the world of ballet to my economics and statistic class that I am currently enrolled in as well, but that is exactly what I began to do. During these past 15 weeks I have learn much about myself, life, and ballet. The class is not what I ever imagined; however I would not change a thing about the class overall. Ballet like everything else has a rich history that although it does not seem important, or appear interesting is key to having an understanding of where it …show more content…

Instead, he created something, which possibly is greater than the Ballet Russe was, the New York City Ballet and the America School of Ballet. At the time we covered this information I did not see a possible connection that had with my life. It was just a simply fact of life, he left the Ballet Russe and created his own world renowned ballet company, but looking back in a way all of the students in this class along with thousands of others are Balanchine in a way. After all, we all left what we were accustomed to, our homes, families, friends, and high school. To come to a university. No one know what the outcome will be, but if we all have the vision and innovation that Balanchine had there is not a doubt in my mind that we too, all the freshman on campus, will be able to achieve success. Of course, our form of success will probably fade with the years, unlike Balanchine’s, but we can all enjoy the accomplishment like Balanchine had to feel with the New York City Ballet. Like mentioned earlier, Balanchine’s name will forever be tied to ballet, even the contemporary styles that we studied later in the semester. During the middle phase of the course my interest began to peak more and more. One of the moments I remember most from what was dubbed “the transitionary phase”. This moment was during a class period when it became evident how far ballet has come over the years. The Rite of Spring was choreographed by Vaslay

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