While most students are preparing for the next day’s classes or getting in bed, Anderson University sophomore Callie Zelibor is helping conduct a two-hour dance rehearsal for the 2009 Fall into Dance program.
This year’s program does not have a theme, but is choreographed by students who each choose which direction to take their work. "That’s what’s so exciting about Fall into Dance," said Zelibor. "You’ll see pieces ranging from contemporary love stories to bumpin’ hip hop routines, which creates diversity of dance." [Photo: Sophomore Callie Zelibor and senior Phillip Crawshaw prepare for the 2009 Fall into Dance program.]
Zelibor is an Elementary Education and Special Education major with minors in Spanish and dance, She is choreographing three dances with the help of a few dance peers. "It’s awesome to work with choreographers by playing a part in their vision," said Zelibor.
She has been dancing since the age of three and is most excited about choosing the music, costumes and choreography. "I love the thought of creating a piece that might touch just one person sitting in the audience," said Zelibor.
Zelibor’s goals include trying out for So You Think You Can Dance and touching the hearts of people around the country. But until then, she will stick to performing for AU’s dance department, touching the hearts of the AU community.
Besides Zelibor’s hectic class schedule, she is also involved in intramural football and soccer, Camarada, Lunch Buddies and has two jobs, one off campus and one on. Even though she has a lot going on Callie enjoys making time for dance. "It allows me to freely release my emotions and feelings," said Zelibor.
Fall into Dance will be held in Reardon Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
— Melissa Powers is a student writer for 5th Street Communications at Anderson University.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.