Balanchine, Dance History

Dec 2004

Professor Garafola embodies the saying "Train hard, fight easy." Although she is one of the toughest professors I have ever had, her standards go beyond what is expected of students in many graduate level history programs. If you get it right with her, you know your stuff. From writing style, to typos in footnotes and bibiographies, to quering sources and not relying on printed facts as accurate, garafola pushes students to think with accuracy. Although her standards are rigorous, Garafola also appreciates a creative and innovative approach to the work. She is not asking students to spit back the opinions she put forth in the classroom. Garafola really knows her stuff, and demands the highest standards in her class. Once it is done, the class is really worth the work!