This week, I was given the opportunity to meet Jack Taylor, a junior, through my second classmate-interview. I tend to be very quiet, and so was thoroughly glad that he seemed to be the exact opposite, exuding a great, friendly spirit; and it was a wonderful way to start the day.
From the very beginning of our conversation, it became apparent that dancing is a huge part of who he is. He is currently majoring in Dance Science, a fairly new major available to students, which combines kinesiology and the art of dance, thus creating a major that focuses on dance anatomy. As a dancer, he decided to become involved with that particular major because he has always been fascinated with how the body works and what it take to make it improve.
That admirable love for dancing is what he hopes to carry with him for the rest of his life, especially through his career. He wants to be able to continue performing, finding a great sense of satisfaction and rush of adrenaline in live performances, and though, personally I have never liked being in front of others, when he speaks of it, I can begin to see the appeal and the complete brilliance of it all. He hopes to perform a great deal, but he’s planning beyond that. He realizes that for a dancer, there is a certain time period, or age, when maybe performing just doesn’t come as easily as before, and so he hopes to use his knowledge gained through Dance Science to get involved in physical therapy, mostly to help other dancers if they should get injured.
His dedication to dancing, like tap, which is his favorite, and the level of organization and well-thought out plans is quite impressive, if not completely inspirational. I enjoyed hearing about his interests and the brilliant goals he has set out for himself, always looking forward. And once again I enjoyed getting to know another one of classmates and the individuality and creativeness that resides in each of them.