IMG_0204The primary purpose of Zion Dance Studios is:

Through Hip Hop dance, to offer local young people opportunities to express themselves creatively in a safe and welcoming environment, investing in their social development and personal wellbeing as well as their dance skills.

Be True To Who We Are

* Grow people and dance together

* Create and maintain a positive family/whanau feel where everyone feels welcome and valued

* Have staff and role models who love God and love young people

* Establish and maintain parameters around music, costume and movement that allow culturally relevant expression while being age appropriate, self-valuing and in alignment with the values of Northcity church

Pursue Excellence

* Develop an excellent work ethic and commit to achieving goals

* Create a positive environment where teachers are capable and prepared and students pay attention and apply themselves in class

* Aim for excellence – strive to be the best professionally and competitively in our local and national dance industry

* Provide opportunities for performance in end of term concerts and other engagements

Value Others

* Treat others with respect, honour and integrity

* Value and affirm the unique perspectives, opinions and talents of others

* Work cooperatively and collaboratively, combining our different strengths to build a strong team

* Know each other so that those in need can be properly supported

* Lend a hand

Build Positive Relationships

* Proactively develop positive, open and supportive relationships between staff, students and families

* Build long term trusted and valued relationships within our local area and extended dance community

* Model behaviour that inspires and encourages cooperation and collaboration

* Maintain a relational connection with the wider Northcity church whanau so that students and families feel comfortable to explore faith questions if they want to

Act With Integrity

* Language and behaviour is respectful and appropriate

* Each person takes responsibility for their own behaviour

* Communicate openly, honestly and with positive intent

* Take good care of facilities, resources and the belongings of others