At Sheahan Gormley Dance, we believe the greatest gift we can give the artistic community is a dancer who not only has a broad knowledge and strong technique, but who can apply those talents in a spirit of confidence, compassion, and a commitment to community service.
Dance can be a powerful tool for developing individual leadership skills. The process of learning dance teaches our students to set goals, to work effectively in teams, to creatively solve problems, and a host of other character building attributes.
We recognize that only a small percentage of our students will become professional dancers...while all of them will become professional people! At Sheahan Gormley Dance, we are committed to helping them become the most successful people possible.
Students who have completed a fundamentals or entry level program at Sheahan Gormley Dance and are accepted for additional training are considered part of the "Leadership Team".
We charge our leadership team with responsibility to guard the positive culture that we've built at Sheahan Gormley Dance. Team members wear the word "leadership" on their uniform and are expected to demonstrate the leadership principles in their behavior on and off the floor and to be an example to newer students.
Those who most successfully demonstrate the principles in their individual practice are given opportunities to further develop their skill through assistant teaching and other leadership development experiences.
Each month we focus on a specific leadership principle and explore how applying that skill enhances our dance practice and our success in social, academic, professional, and family life.