This past month the Dance Foundations Living Learning Community has been busy with attending last minute performances, writing final papers, and learning their final dances for their dance classes. In the middle of December the Dance LLC class will be preforming their work to the other classes and anyone else who wants to watch them. One thing we did as an LLC was attend a performance from Danceworks Performing Company called Footsteps, Shadows and Whispers at the beginning of November. The dance LLC members that attended this performance fell in love with the performance. It made for great discussion and connection with each other. As the LLC is preparing for winter break and their final projects I have planned little study sessions in the lounge for us to work together. We will be making stress balls and giving each other encouragement for our final week of the semester.
Another thing that we did in the month of November was we entered the first ever University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Dance Marathon. This event was an amazing opportunity to raise money for children at a local hospital that are sick. One of the residents, Lexi Rios, raised $100, which was the highest amount someone raised on the Dance LLC. During this event we all stood and danced for ten hour to support those that can’t stand or walk. We were able to meet some of the families and children that we were supporting and hang out with them all night. This was an amazing way to support our community and a way for us to do what we love most…Dance.
Throughout the semester we focused a lot on building friendships, building connections, attending performances, and figuring out how to get through the first semester of college. A lot of the dance LLC members are first year students beside a few second year students. A lot of the first year students look up to the second years for advise on classes and they lean on each other if they are struggling with any classes. The Dance LLC has become very close in their classes and as a community. They have build great connections with each other and have become very good friends..
As an LLC we have had a lot of fun getting to know each other these past three months. I am very excited to see what next semester holds for us and to see what we will do as a community.
Here are some fun pictures of some of the Dance LLC members doing site specific work: