Although I had to take this course remotely, I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot about different facets of the dance criticism industry, the process of dance criticism, and a different point of view for viewing and analyzing dance. The class was very process-oriented, allowing for us to re-write reviews to improve and emphasizing the development of the skills and perspective necessary to be a good critic. The readings for the class were really fascinating, as were the discussions that we had. I also really enjoyed the opportunities for creativity and exploration within the reviews and the final project. For my final, I got to create a 20-minute podcast and I was very proud of the product and felt like it showcased my improvement over the term. Professor Burke is wonderful! She is very organized and great at communicating. You can also tell that she cares about her students, as evidenced by the fair grading, insightful feedback, and how available she makes herself to students. We had two different sets of one on one conferences with her, in addition to her having office hours every week and being very responsive to emails. Overall, I thought that this was a great class, and I definitely recommend it for a dance elective.