SHOWCASE Your Leadership Skills!

Showcase dancers excel in both technique and life skills, embodying respect, confidence, and conscientiousness. We celebrate their academic achievements and character development, providing middle and high school dancers with leadership opportunities through programs like the Star Leadership Program and the National Honor Society of Dance Arts chapter.

Recognizing Excellence Beyond Dance

Showcase dancers go beyond technique to develop important life skills, learning to be respectful, confident, and conscientious young people who share their gifts and talents with our community and beyond.

Throughout the season, we celebrate not only the achievements on the dance floor but also your student's academic success and positive character traits. Our commitment to holistic development extends beyond dance, offering middle school and high school dancers unique opportunities to grow as leaders. Through our Star Leadership Program, Student-Teacher Program, and affiliation with the National Honor Society of Dance Arts chapter, students have the chance to cultivate invaluable leadership skills, mentorship experiences, and recognition for their dedication to excellence in both dance and academics.

Thank you to our local report card community partners:

Our Leadership Programs

Star Leadership Program

The Star Leadership Program stands as a beacon of excellence, recognized nationally and embraced by numerous dance studios and youth organizations across the globe.

With a mission to cultivate young leaders who make a difference Here, Near, and Far, the curriculum is structured around the five points of the star, encapsulating vital leadership traits: Trust, Service, Love, Growth, and Excellence. Designed to instill important character core values such as kindness, perseverance, gratitude, and goal setting, the program covers a wide array of leadership topics.

Classes convene 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

“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

Star Leadership Program Classes

Enroll Class Details Days Times Class Starts
Star Leadership Program-April Topic - Understanding our Feelings & Emotions as LeadersThe Star Leadership program is a nationally recognized youth leadership curriculum. 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, organization, taking initiative, failing forward, and money matters.Saturdays10:00 AM - 11:00 AMApril 13 -

Student Teacher Internship

Join Showcase Dance Studio's Student Teacher Training Program and embark on a journey toward becoming an exceptional dance teacher! Gain invaluable experience as you work alongside our seasoned instructors, with classes thoughtfully assigned based on age, ability, and experience. Our program operates from August to June, providing a comprehensive internship at no cost to eligible applicants. Students who demonstrate excellence in our program and leave a lasting impact on our instructors and peers will be considered for future teaching positions.

Mandatory Training on 8/23 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Applications Are Now Closed

Internships Available:

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.

Student of Character

Student of Character honors exceptional dancers who embody leadership, teamwork, kindness and exemplary character within our Showcase Dance Studio classrooms. These students inspire us all with their commitment to excellence. Join us as we applaud the extraordinary journeys of our Student of Character honorees and witness the true essence of character building in class!

National Honor Society for Dance Arts

Showcase Dance Studio is proud of our students! That's why we host Chapter 162 of 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.

Track NHSDA points using the Point System & Tracking Sheet. All points and 3rd Quarter Report Card must be completed by April 16, 2024.

Applications Are Now Closed

Junior Chapter

Grades 6 - 8

NHSDA Junior Program Goals

  • To promote a desire for life-long learning in the field of dance
  • To encourage an understanding of, and an appreciation for, dance as an art form and develop knowledgeable audiences for tomorrow

Secondary Chapter

Grades 9 - 12

NHSDA Secondary Program Goals

  • To promote a desire for life-long learning in the field of dance
  • To encourage an understanding of, and an appreciation for, dance as an art form and develop knowledgeable audiences for tomorrow
  • To identify honor students (grades 11 & 12) for nomination to the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, one of the highest honor programs for dance in the United States

Report Card Recognition

We proudly celebrate the academic achievements of our talented Showcase Dance students! Join us in applauding the hard work, dedication, and academic excellence of our dancers who shine not only on the dance floor but also in the classroom. From earning top grades to demonstrating outstanding academic performance, these students exemplify their commitment to balancing dance with academic success. A resounding round of applause to these stellar students who inspire us with their achievements both on and off the stage!