During #SocialMediaWeek here at DeanCollege, students were asked to write a blog entry themed around something they loved about Dean College. The First entry is written by Senior Dance Major, Sammy Laabs. Before reading her blog, get to know Sammy.
Name: Sammy Laabs
Hometown: Thompson, CT
Year of Graduation: 2013
Interesting Fact: One day, Sammy aspires to perform on cruise ships, move somewhere to dance with companies (preferably out of the country), and become a dance educator in either dance pedagogy or dance history.
“Dean cares about our individual growth and the person we become while studying here. The dance faculty is like a home away from home and I could not be more grateful for the support and encouragement I receive.”
Sammy’s blog entry:
One thing I really love about Dean is the opportunities we are given; that to me is the Dean Difference. Upon arrival as a freshmen I was constantly told all of the performance opportunities I would have, what I could gain as a dance major, and every chance I will have to become a true bulldog and be involved. As any freshmen would… I thought it was a bunch of crazy people trying to convince me that this school was worth my time, however it has been more than worth my time. I can honestly say this has been the best 4 years I could ask for.
In addition to great academics and an incredible social group of friends, I have grown more as a performer, creator, and an all around artist while at Dean than I thought was ever possible. I have been given the opportunity to perform in every show throughout my 4 years as well as learning from some of the most known choreographers within the field. Just recently we had an audition for a casting agency, MSA, which was taught by a performer that was featured as the lead of Movin Out on Broadway; how INCREDIBLE. I am more than grateful that I have attended Dean. I tell everyone what an incredible school this has been for me and I will never stop thanking those who have taught me everything and given me this opportunity. Sometimes, I wish I could live through this experience again; it has gone by WAY too fast.