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The VIVA School of Dance is building the next generation of creative leaders by uniquely merging dance education and leadership development. Young dancers ages 6-18, receive world-class dance training through culturally conscious approaches that encourage them to embrace who they are and where they are from.

Supported by a community of artists, educators and advocates, our students develop as brilliant movers and distinct thinkers gaining acceptance into the nation's top collegiate dance programs and conservatories. Through responsive efforts to address inequitable representation in the art form, The VIVA School is creating a pipeline of limitless talent that will contribute to a cultural shift in the arts. All students attend on a full merit scholarship.

 

OUR MISSION

To transform the field of dance through excellence in dance education and a commitment to centering young dancers of color

 

OUR MODEL

The VIVA School model of training delivers an integrated artistic and educational curriculum that pairs intense dance study and dance wellness education with academic programming, leadership development and college mentorship. All accepted students in grades 3-12 participate in the full integrated curriculum, matriculating through training levels and programmatic curriculum, depending upon age and student development. 

OUR VALUES
PIONEERING
We disrupt the status quo and exhibit a standard of excellence.
 
AUTHENTIC
We show up honestly and harness our emotions productively.
 
ACCOUNTABLE
We accept responsibility for the impact of our actions and commit to a process of learning.
 
INTENTIONAL
We are considerate in thought and move with purpose.
 
CREATIVE
We cultivate our uniqueness in form and expression.
 
COLLABORATIVE
We thrive together in a community that contributes, celebrates and uplifts.

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Photos by Taylor Mickal Photography