Monday, February 08, 2016
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Maintaining a healthy balance among schoolwork and homework, a job, personal time and a social life is struggle many face. For student dancer Madelin Braun, balance has a deeper meaning. “Figuring out that perfect balance is what I love about (dance),” said Braun, a 22-year-old math major and dance minor at SF State. “It makes life feel like you’re constantly dancing, and we learn and try to perfect that dance as we go.” Braun said she is constantly calculating her every step as a dancer. “You have to have proper balance,” Braun said. “I’m not just talking about dancing either – you can’t just show up and expect to know every step. You have to engage your mind and body, like you would anything else in life.” Braun is a part of the dance department on campus, which is known as the University Dance Theatre.