STAR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Star Leadership program is a nationally recognized youth leadership curriculum used by over hundreds of dance studios and youth organizations around the world.
It’s mission is to grow young leaders who impact others Here, Near and Far. Here in our local communities, Near in our surrounding city and Far in our world. The Star Leadership Curriculum is designed on the the 5 points on the star to encapsulate successful and respected leadership traits such as (Trust, Serve, Love, Growth, and Excellence). The program covers important character core values such as kindness, perseverance, gratitude and goal setting. Potential topics covered could include; compound effect, servant leadership, empathy and sympathy, healthy ways to use social media, time management and organization, taking initiative, failing forward and money matters.
The class meets once a month. Please register to confirm class time.
For ages 11&UP | Cost: 25/per class
2023-2024 Star Leadership Dates:
September 9, 2023
October 21, 2023
November 4, 2023
December 9, 2023
January 13, 2024
February 10, 2024
March 9, 2024
April 13, 2024
We know it takes a village to impact the children of this next generation and we hope your dancer will join us this Fall! Here’s to partnering together to raise great kids!
“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we will have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” -Vince Lombardi
STUDENT TEACHER INTERNSHIP
Join Showcase Dance Studio's in-house student training program to become a student teacher! Gain invaluable experience working alongside our tenured instructors, with classes carefully assigned based on age, ability, and experience. Our program runs from August to June, offering an immersive internship at no cost to eligible applicants. Students who excel in our program and leave a lasting impression on our instructors and fellow students will be considered for future teaching positions. Start your journey toward becoming an exceptional dance teacher today!
Mandatory Training on 8/23 5:00-7:30pm
Junior Assistant - Created for dancers (ages 9-10) you will have the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive environment. You will assist our instructors during classes, help walk students to the restroom, and memorize/demonstrate your classes' dance curriculum/recital choreography. This hands-on experience will enhance your dance skills and teach you leadership skills. As a Junior Assistant, you'll have the chance to inspire and mentor younger dancers while deepening your passion for dance. *A teacher recommendation is required for this program.
Student Teacher - Designed for aspiring dancers (ages 11-18), you will embark on an enriching journey where you can refine your dance skills while mentoring fellow dancers. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, you will assist in teaching dance classes by taking attendance, demonstrating steps, and helping dancers master dance skills. This internship offers a unique opportunity to develop your teaching abilities, enhance your understanding of dance techniques, and strengthen your leadership skills.
Teacher Training Program - Tailored for dancers (ages 16-17) who aspire to join our SDS teaching staff, begin by shadowing experienced teachers and gradually take on leading roles in class, including warm-ups, center work, and across-the-floor combinations. Develop effective teaching skills, such as counting students in, memorizing curriculums, adapting to diverse learning styles, and the art of creating choreography. Receive personalized feedback in a supportive environment that encourages growth and development. After successfully completing the program, you will have honed your classroom management and instructional skills and will be ready to lead a class on your own.
To read guidelines and requirements please click the application below.
STUDENT OF CHARACTER
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Showcase Dance Studio is proud of our students! That’s why we are a part of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. We look forward to recognizing our exceptional dance students for their outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in the field of dance.
NHSDA Junior Program Goals
NHSDA Secondary Program Goals
REPORT CARD RECOGNITION
Emily Schilpp – James Madison, University Dance Minor
Blair Rubach – James Madison, University Dance Minor
Lexi Ater – James Madison, University’s Dance Program
Hannah Mello – Norwegian Cruise Line, Walt Disney World Performer
Lauren Stubenhofer - Clemson University, Performing Arts Major
Hailey Lawrence – VDC’s Gold Rush Dance Team
Emily Murphy – Fusion Dance Team
Abby Dow – Longwood Dance Team
Julianna Kinsolving – George Mason University, Dance Major
Christine Wyss – Catholic University Dance Team
Shania Stewart – Riverside Dinner Theatre Dancer
Natasha Abu-Fadel – University of Central Oklahoma, Dance Major
Taryn Mohl – NOVA Dance Company
Madison Alford – East Carolina University Dance Team/Longwood Dance Team
Molly Baldovin – University of Mary Washington, Dance Program
Katelyn Weppner - James Madison University, Madison Dance Club
Ashtyn Conners - James Madison, Madison Dance Club University
Sarah Becker - Virginia Tech, Hookie High Techs Dance Team