The Hills We Die On
Every organization is guided by a certain set of principals. These principals tell you what an organization really cares about while informing what they do and how they allocate their resources.
Here at Revolution Dance We're guided by these 7 core values. They tell you who we are and why we do what we do.
7 Hills Explained
Why We Put Our Foot Down Here
We believe that dance, including ballet, belongs to the people ; all people. Since it's inception in late 17th century France, Ballet has been resistant to evolving beyond its roots as a rigidly European Art Form, reserved for elite class European bodies. Revolutionizing centuries of prejudice for little minority boys and girls to take advantage of this art form is a fight we'll take on any day.
Solving ballet's diversity problem means acknowledging there is one. Taking a true honest look at where we are as a society as well as a local and global community will be the key to our success. No matter how uncomfortable or unpopular we promise to remain real and true in our look at the problems of today and our mission to lessen them.
As an organization we vow to remain accountable to the Art Form- in our instruction, presenting and performances, our constituents- in our business practices and fiscal responsibility, our clients- in our commitment to their success and our community- in representing them and their stories in our body of work.
We are committed to building the bridges necessary to bring the dance art form to underserved communities across America. Whether its in school or library programming, or calling the black community out by name ; we'll make sure the art form makes it to you.
By bringing dance training to communities where it was otherwise not accessible we expose audiences to a world they may have otherwise not known existed.
We can't acknowledge the centuries old prejudices that have existed in our art form against minority or underprivileged individuals without acknowledging that they may need a leg up when it comes to helping them reach their success goals. Partnering with families to make sure training remains affordable, providing attire, educating students on how to behave in an audition and even providing 1-to-1 mentorship, we do what we can to level the playing field of success for every dancer.
In line with our accountability to the art form we die on the hill of excellence. While we do everything we can to get our students to the art form, we demand they do everything they can to master it. From our instructors, studio partners, performing artists and productions we will operate at the highest level of excellence, changing what people may believe about minority or accessibility based programs.