In addition to ballroom, hip-hop and jazz dance, students will soon be able to take pole dancing as a 2 unit phys ed. elective class. This class will be the first offered through the brand new Kaufman School of Dance, which was made possible by a generous donation by philanthropist Glorya Kaufman.
Administrators are in the process of interviewing and hiring an instructor. The Senior Director for Physical Education has completed an exhaustive search of local talent at Los Angeles gentlemen’s (and ladies’!) clubs.
One applicant for the job, Chastitty, who works at Angelz Booty Barn in Inglewood, said, “I look around at USC and I see so many students who might find their true calling in this class. I hope I have the opportunity to pass this gift on to such bright young people.”
Professor Darrel McGregor, who taught Contemporary Approaches to Dance Theory last semester, was excited to learn about new classes. He said, “We don’t live in a world full of stages to dance on, but there are poles all around us. It’s a beautiful thing to express oneself through dance in a firehouse, on a subway train or wherever the path of life may lead us. The possibilities are endless.”
McGregor considers himself an aficionado of the art form and says that he frequents a medieval-themed performance venue in West Hollywood called Boob-onic Playgirls.
The USC Career Center also reacted well to the announcement, congratulating the new Kaufman School and saying that it would open up a wide range of job opportunities for students competing in today’s job market.