EDA Leadership Program Grades 6-12

We strongly believe in building leaders through the dance experience. Students have great opportunities to fully invest themselves in EDA’s mentoring program by applying to become a student director, mentor, or an assistant. Click on the links below for a detailed description of the three different types of programs that we offer. Any EDA student that ranges between the grade levels of 6-12 is welcomed to apply.

**Students who are interested in the Leadership Program must enroll in choreography and company classes.
**Due Date: Students who are interested will apply every year before July 1st.

Requirements to apply

  • Must be going into grades 6-12 for the year of submitting application
  • Must complete 2 teacher recommendation forms
  • Must love learning, connecting and helping others
  • August-May full term commitment

What to apply for?

Student Directors: 2 Students (Annually)

  • Attendance is key criteria
  • Enrolled in choreography & company class
  • Upholds an encouraging atmosphere
  • Reports to EDA director daily
  • Collaborates with EDA director on decisions
  • Plans & organizes recitals
  • Integrates creative ideas for EDA enhancement
  • Active in community events
  • Personifies grit, grace, generosity, & gratitude
  • Opportunities to teach class
  • Consults mentors & assistants

Mentors: 6 Students (Annually)

  • Attendance is key criteria
  • Enrolled in choreography & company class
  • Reports to student directors weekly
  • Collaborates with leadership team
  • Integrates creative ideas for EDA enhancement
  • Active in community events
  • Personifies grit, grace, generosity, & gratitude
  • Opportunities to co-teach class with directors

Assistants: 10 Students (Annually)

  • Attendance is key criteria
  • Enrolled choreography & company class
  • Reports to student directors weekly
  • Collaborates with leadership team
  • Personifies grit, grace, generosity, & gratitude
  • Flexible to fills needs as presented
  • Willingness to acquire skills from the leadership team
  • Opportunity to advance as a mentor or student director