This program is for Middle School aged students who have progressed through the foundations of dance curriculum in the Corps Level programs. This developmental stage is delicate in its own rite as these dancers are becoming much more self-aware. This can sometimes be a hinderance to their progression so our role as a mentor in their lives has never been more important. Fostering positive self-talk and even helping them to look at themselves in the mirror during class become as important a task in their technical training. Physically, this is when they really take off! They have learned the basics and now they transition from “going through the motions” to understanding the physics and impetus to their movements. Spatial awareness, anatomy and kinesiology are integrated into our instruction to develop full mind to body connection. Gently motivating them to push themselves puts them in the driver seat for their own accomplishments.