This fall, our performance teams worked on a service project by collecting new and gently used dance wear, costumes and shoes to donate to a non profit organization called, Traveling Tutus. Traveling Tutus is based out of Florida, and sends the donations to children around the world so they may experience the joy of dance that we get to experience each week at the studio!
This past Saturday, the teams sorted the donations, bundled the dance shoes and packed up five large boxes of donations that are now on their way to Florida! Great job dancers!
Just over a week ago, seven Dance Arts Academy staff members took a drive up Highway 55 and spent a couple days in a cabin in Garden Valley, ID. We enjoyed relaxing, (laughing a lot), planning and brainstorming about the joys of teaching dance- the greatest profession!
One of the things we discussed in detail was our Studio Values. These values are not new to DAA, but we had never sat down and listed them or talked about what they meant to us. It was an incredible exercise for us to focus on the importance of these values and our responsibility to demonstrate them and pass them on to our students. In a unanimous decision, we declared the Top 5 DAA Studio Values to be: