Tag: barnard college

Lesson Plan: Maguette Camara Teaches a Traditional West African Dance

Maguette Camara prides himself on being “a really, really good beginner dance teacher.” It’s true: His high-energy, rhythm-filled West African dance classes burst with joy and community, and his patient, supportive demeanor reminds first-timers that dancing—not mastering every single step—is what’s most important. Originally from Senegal, Camara was a longtime member of the lauded Ballet […]

5 Questions to Ask When Deciding Between a Conservatory or Liberal Arts College

Where do you want to live? Though this question might seem unrelated to the issue, Katie Glasner, chair of Barnard College’s dance department, believes it’s actually a crucial one. “A liberal arts institution in an urban area is going to offer more possibilities outside of the university setting, potentially, than a rural setting,” she says. […]

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