Warm memories fill my mind as I reminisce 2016 with Dunleavy. We have had growth and expansion in every form; a new dance floor, two new classes of students, two new MARO plaques to hang on the wall, twenty three new novice dancers, and we experienced countless competitions, practices, and parties together. We went above and beyond our goals for 2016 and I expect we will achieve nothing but excellence again in 2017.
My goal for Dunleavy this year is to continue to grow our programing for our teenage students so we can offer them a developmental and spiritual community. Dunleavy is a family and has always been more than just a sport to it's students. The unconditional love and acceptance among the student body creates a safe space for these young women to be their authentic selves and the support and encouragement among the classmates creates an environment where students thrive to their highest potential. Dunleavy is a place where students set a high standard for themselves and experience the challenge and reward that comes along with achieving personal excellence. Dunleavy is maturing as it's students grow and enter high school. Our goals this year is to create new programing to support developmental growth in their teenage years. I am looking forward to connecting with our dancers in this new way as I watch them become young women and the future leaders. Happy new year, Dunleavy!