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Mission Statement

Tessera Dance® is committed to providing instruction on strong foundational technique, innovating movement vocabulary for group improvisation, and building a fun inclusive, and passionate community.

 

Tessera Tenets

Inclusion

Dance is for everyone, regardless of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, size, nationality, religion, or any of the other differences that make us unique.  All bodies are welcome.


Respect

Treat everyone with kindness and understanding.   Reserve judgment and value each other as unique individuals with different abilities.    


Humility

Leave your ego off the dance floor.  Being a strong leader means making the group look good as a whole.  You’re never too advanced for Level 1.


Community

Support your local community.  Go to shows even if you aren’t dancing or, better yet, volunteer.  Stick around to watch each other perform.


Courage

Stand up for one another.  Have zero tolerance for hate speech or bullying.  


Appreciation

Learn about the people, history, and cultures that have inspired and influenced this dance.  Give back and give credit.  Honor your teachers, elders, and the people who have come before you.


Gratitude

Be thankful for each other and the opportunity to dance together. 


Joy

Dance because you love it.  Share your joy with others.