It's (Virtual) Commencement Season. A Dance Major Shares Her Experience
Cypress College dance major Kylie Christensen couldn't believe the news that she wouldn't have an in-person graduation ceremony.
“I went downstairs and I was crying to my dad, telling him that this isn't fair, and I've worked so hard for this and now I'm not going to get the recognition that I want to and anything like that.”
After attending Los Alamitos High School and joining its show choir for performances at Lincoln Center and the Grand Ole Opry, Christensen's lifelong love of singing took a sharp turn in community college. She changed her major to dance after taking a ballet class.
“It really saddens me that I didn't really get to spend the last couple months with all of my classmates. Because being in dance classes, you get really close with people, because dance can be very vulnerable sometimes.”
“Going through this, it has made me as well as my peers so much stronger, and I think it's helped us be a little bit more equipped for our future ahead of us.”