Code of Ethics and Beliefs
We, the dancers, faculty, staff, and parents of The Dance Project are a community of people who have a high regard for each other, the arts of dance and theatre, and the respectability and value of the work we do. We consider it a privilege to participate in a continuously growing worldwide community for the performing arts exemplifying the values of integrity, character, leadership, responsibility, and professionalism.
INTEGRITY: To be a person who leads by example and honors commitments, to be a person other people can count on.
“Integrity is what we say, what we do, and what we say we do.” –Don Galer
LEADERSHIP: To inspire and serve the people of your class, team, or community through full participation in all dance and/or theatre related activities.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” –John Quincy Adams
RESPONSIBILITY: To respect and adhere to the policies and procedures of the studio or the organizers of any conference, workshop, or competition.
“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” –Les Brown
CHARACTER: To be a person who represents high levels of personal integrity, leadership, and responsibility for oneself and others. A person who has the courage and willingness to face issues and concerns with maturity and dignity.
“When what we do and what we ought to do are two different things, character is built in the choice we make.” –Bill Bennett
PROFESSIONALISM: To respect the dance and theatre profession and uphold our values and standards of conduct.
“A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.” –Alistair Cooke