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2017 – 18 Dance Year in Review

Published October 17, 2017

dance magazine 2017-18Each year, Florida State University’s College of Fine Arts, School of Dance publishes a magazine that highlights and recaps the events, people, and progress within that year. Read the welcome letter below from the School of Dance Chair, Joséphine A. Garibaldi.

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School of Dance faculty began this year with three days of faculty retreat dedicated to the articulation of our core values and a thriving, living strategic plan that seeks to address these questions fully. This work is essential to our commitment to shared governance and collaborative problem solving. It reminds us of the foundation by which we govern ourselves, mentor our students and serve our art in service to our global citizenship. To that end, faculty have crafted first drafts of our core values that I would like to share with you here:

  • Guided by former chair Dr. Nancy Smith Fichter’s motto, “Do it with love,” we honor past legacies, current practices, and future possibilities.
  • We support the whole person through integrated, humane, rigorous education to encourage self-sustaining, lifelong learning and development.
  • We value respectful dialogue while grappling with ongoing complexities of working across differences.
  • We cultivate innovative artist-scholars who engage in critical thinking, articulate making and doing, and integrated practices fueled by curiosity.
  • We believe perseverance is fundamental to process-oriented creative research and support methodologies that involve both risk taking and rigorous planning.

Florida State University School of Dance is a unique place. We are bound together by common purpose. And we don’t do the work because of lucrative return, but for the love of the work we do. So my friends, from Nancy Smith Fichter to me to you: “Do it with Love”.