To offer corrective and continuous dance training for any dancer
regardless of ability, age, background,
or position in life.
To exemplify persons of character
and integrity while providing
high-quality instruction and coaching.
To lead by example by continuing our own dance training.
To empower dancers with knowledge in technique, performance, flexibility,
and prevention of injury, so that they are able to dance, with confidence,
throughout their lifetime.
To educate through published articles that use viable references,
and through workshops offered throughout the year.
To elevate dance education worldwide by providing and supporting
stronger instruction, and by remaining
involved with organizations that support dance education and dance research.
To empower movers worldwide through the use of accurate information on
topics of neuroscience, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, physics, and
dance techniques of all genres.
To broaden the definition of dance so that more people feel invited
to learn and stay involved, and to educate communities
on how dance strengthens and benefits us as social, moving, living beings.
To act such that dance, and dance pedagogy, remain relevant and respected for the skills they require,
which can only be mastered through long-term study and practice.
We believe that knowledge is acquired over a lifetime, and that one must "begin" and then "continue"
in order to advance.
We believe that dance is an important academic study, and should be revered as such, because dance is movement.
Our programs incorporate neuroscience, physics, geometry, visual perspectives,
critical thinking, and time signature.
Our programs show us how we respond to working with each other, which teaches collaboration.
Our programs include history, anthropology, language, and communication skills.
Our programs promote cognitive function, physical movement and expression, which is healthy for the mind and body.