Time is of the Essence
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Time is of the Essence

Time is of the Essence By: Rachel Manning This age-old saying rings true today. The modern world is increasingly becoming faster and more advanced as new technology shortens the length of everyday tasks. Instead of giving us more time, it instead gives us less, as we are expected to cram multiple tasks into a single...

From Student to Teacher
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From Student to Teacher

From Student to Teacher By Kat Holmes “I’m not prepared.”  “I don’t know enough.”  “I’m not sure I’d be good at the teaching part.” These are three of the statements that plagued my 19-year old brain when asked if I might like to teach theatre. I was an assistant at the time to AFAAs’ previous...

Three Things Theatre Taught Me
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Three Things Theatre Taught Me

Just the other week, I was walking through town late at night. I felt utterly alone, having lost eight thousand dollars that would surely see my company go under, and I had just finished screaming at my whole family even though they had done nothing wrong. As I stopped to stare off into the distance,...

Practical Thankfulness
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Practical Thankfulness

Practical Thankfulness By Rachel Manning As Willie Nelson put it, “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”  With Thanksgiving approaching–the holiday of gratitude–we are constantly reminded to give thanks and count our blessings. Counting your blessings is not always easy though, as we may not want to give thanks for everything...

AFAA Summer Workshops: Student Testimonial
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AFAA Summer Workshops: Student Testimonial

My name is Maura Auman and last summer I attended a dance camp through Alamance Fine Arts Academy Summer Workshops! I was so happy that I went. I made so many new friends and it made me a better dancer and person. I definitely recommend this camp to everyone who is interested in dance or...

Dance as an Opportunity to Show Love
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Dance as an Opportunity to Show Love

How can students show love towards one another instead of a heart of competition? While dance is not classified as a sport, it is a highly competitive environment. It can become very easy for a dancer to spend his or her entire time in class comparing themselves to his or her classmates. This can sometimes...

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