The heart of McDonogh's dance program is the creative process. Students learn that dance is not about the final concert, but about the hours of patient and dedicated work that shape both the performance and the performer. Dancers of all experience levels face physical, intellectual, and creative challenges that teach them to rely on their intuition and focus to achieve self-expression. Students often work as an ensemble, with special attention to respect for self and fellow dancers, and many carry that ethic into careers as professional dancers. Most important is that the passion inspired through dance will spread throughout all aspects of their lives.
Dance is just one of many things I can never stop thanking this school for. It’s my career. It’s my life.