Welcome!

Whether you're a current AMPD student at York University or hope to become one, this blog is for you! All of the content you will find here is written by AMPD's Student Ambassadors: upper-year students in each of our seven programs. Do you have an idea for the blog, or an upcoming event you want covered? Send us a message through our 'Contact Us' page, and we'll be happy to set something up with you. Check out the latest content below, or click on a program heading above to see what's going on in your area of AMPD! You can also find information on new blog posts and upcoming AMPD events at our Facebook and Twitter pages. Be sure to like and follow us!

Dance Bag 101!

Written by: Sadie Cahill

A dance major’s guide to packing for a successful day!

As a dance major, your day can not only consist of plies, tendus, and double bounces, but also long hours in lectures and the library. Having a variety of activities planned throughout the day can be challenging when you’re out of the house for a long time, but this guide will help you better understand what to pack for your day so you can succeed physically, and academically!

Let’s get packing!            

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Music Audition Tips

By: Daniel Pasoff

Top 10 Dos and Don’ts of Music Auditions @ York

Written By: Daniel Pasoff

With audition season coming up, you are most likely stressing about preparing for your auditions and about what to expect on the day of. I know that you are going to be stressed no matter what anyone says, but following these tips should help ease that stress and make your audition day run smoothly.
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The Collective Art Exhibition

Written by: Vaiva Slapsys

Featuring the works of the students in the 4090 painting and installation classes, the Collective focuses on the exploration of contemporary questions and concerns regarding the body, the environment, urbanity, and cross-cultural overlays. A space for experimentation and new discoveries, the Collective invites you to ask critical questions of the art and of yourself and open up to a collection of work that is both completely unique and yet wholly connected. 

the Collective is hosted in the Gales and Special Projects galleries, February 4th-14th.  Please join the artists at the closing reception on February 14th from 12:30-2:00pm for refreshments, engaging discussion, and celebration.

So You Want to Double Major?

Written By: Brooke Dalton

So you’re in AMPD and want to double major? Not sure how to go about it? This is the perfect place to start! Double majoring is a great way to explore two interests in a more in-depth way, by getting to experience two programs in one rather than just dabbling in a secondary subject. In my experience, double majoring has been awesome!

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Alumni Spotlight: Collette Radau

Written By: Brooke Dalton

Career and Creativity Path

Where some people are discouraged by the questionable “progress” our society is making, Theatre alumna Collette Radau BFA ’17 finds her purpose and inspiration in looking critically at moral grey areas surrounding humanity’s path. The theatre she is passionate about creating examines what our society deems as ‘good’ from all angles.

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