College and Career
6th Period English 1
Valeria Corral
Texas Christian University


TCU was founded by Addison and Rondolph Clark in 1873, at Thorp Spring, Texas. Which used to be called AddRan Male and Female College. Then the school was moved to Waco 1895, who again changed its name to AddRan Christian University in 1889, and they changed it again to what its finally called Texas Christian University in 1902. The school was relocated to Fortworth, Texas in 1910, when the building at Waco burned down.

  TCU is a good school to attend because it has a bunch of Majors, and it will help you achieve your college goals. Not only the academics there, but also the fine arts classes are really good. That's one of the reasons i want to go to Texas Christian University. I want to got my major in dance, and i know their program is really good.



For the class that entered TCU in Fall 2014, the middle 50 percent scored between 1650 and 1910 on the SAT, or between 25 and 30 on the ACT. The median rank in class was 13%. TCU has no minimum requirement for GPA or test score to be considered for admission. TCU College Board code is 6820 and ACT code is 4206.

Campus life

   At TCU they do this thing called Frog Camp. This camp is only for the new freshmen's. In this place they get to know each other, and to have some fun before school starts. They discuss there fears about entering college. This camp also teaches the students that they can be whoever they want to be. It also lets them know of the many resources TCU has for them, educational purposes, personal issues,and social. The Frog Camp also teaches them team work and communication.

  Every year, TCU has a tradition to light up the Christmas tree. Here, they sing, dance, and do some other crazy stuff. They do this because they believe that a Christmas night you should be with your family. So they get together because TCU IS a family.             

My career path

Well the career path i will be taking will be performing arts. At TCU their is  the school for Classical and Contemporary Dance. TCU School for Classical & Contemporary Dance believes that dance education begins in the studio with equal emphasis on classical and contemporary dance training. They are educated to live — and dance — in the world as visionary leaders, active participants and collaborative partners.

The SCCDance provides conservatory training in a liberal arts setting and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance. At TCU, students have many perfomance opporunities. The curriculum also offers ballet courses, modern dance techniques, bodywork, jazz, hip hop, performance, choreography, teaching methods, dance history, variations, pointe, partnering, contact improvisation, aesthetics, kinesiology, international dance, dance lighting, and music for dancers.

career Information

Dancers usually get work through auditions, which involve performing and demonstrating their skills in front of the people who are producing and staging a show. Auditions are often announced in the newspaper or online, particularly when a new show is in development. A dancer who has a successful audition and gets the part has to study the role and practice dance steps with a partner or other troupe members. A large part of the dancer’s day is spent rehearsing, especially as the show’s opening approaches.

Dancers usually work on a contract basis, meaning that they are paid to work for a certain number of weeks at an established pay rate. Their income varies greatly depending on the type of dance they do, the length of the contract, and whether they work for a small professional dance company or a large commercial one. Those working for large dance companies usually earn higher salaries.

Those who progress to first soloist or principal dancer earn the highest salaries: upwards of $1,500 a week. In general, earnings for dancers range from about $16,000 to $60,000 a year. Very successful dancers can earn more. Median annual earnings are about $27,000 a year.

There are no specific educational requirements for dancers. However, formal training by accredited instructors and dance schools is essential for those who want to pursue a career in dance. Private dance schools offer a variety of training programs. Many 2 and 4-year colleges also offer programs in dance.

Letter of Intent

Valeria Corral

12491 Tierra Dulce Dr.

El Paso, Texas, 79938



Socorro independent school district

12440 Rojas Drive

El Paso, Texas, 79938

To whom it may concern,

I am responding to the employment opportunity listed on your website. Please accept this letter and accompanying resume as evidence of my interest in applying for the dance teacher position. I feel that my four years in dance would prove that I would be a great teacher because my technique is good enough for that position. This teaching position will add to my dance experience to build up my career. I am a much disciplined person that respects others and I am an excellent communicator. These key strengths will help me to be a better teacher in your school by being a good communicator with the students. And I am very sure I will be an excellent candidate for this position. I would appreciate your consideration of my credentials. And I am looking forward to hearing more about your school, the requirements of being a dance teacher and how my years of experience would be a good benefit.

Thank you for time.


Valeria Corral


Valeria Corral-Pereda

Career Objectives

My goal is to get a job at Pebble Hills High School as the dance teacher.

Education History

July 2014 - May 2015

El Dorado 9th grade Academy
El Paso, Texas

July 2011 - May 2014

Paso Del Norte
El Paso, Texas

Work Experience

Mar. 2014 - Apr. 2015

El paso, Texas

» Sell make up.

Volunteer Experience

Jan. 2011 - Apr. 2014

Vino Nuevo
Help with middle school kids
El paso, Texas

» volunteer by helping and praying for other people.

Extracurricular Activities


Hobbies & Interests

» Dance
» Photography

Skills & Abilities

» Adobe Photoshop

Additional Information

I am very patient, and I am very good at learning things. I am a visual learner, so I learn by watching.


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