ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This fun and active curriculum allows children to develop social skills and talents at a young age. Children will participate in dance, yoga and fitness classes while enjoying music, art and drama. Students have five classes each day filled with imagination and creativity. The goal of the program is to enhance each child’s overall development including gross and fine motor skills, and improve social, cognitive and emotional awareness.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Shafawn, a native of Prince George’s County, Maryland, joined the teaching team of the Maryland Academy of Dance in 2015. She has been a lead teacher working with preschool ages 2-5. While earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from Campbell University, NC, Shafawn trained in jazz and tap, and performed with a small dance group for the university’s competitions and shows. Upon graduating in 2005, Shafawn became an assistant dance teacher at Dance and Bodyworks, Clinton, MD. She has since become the director and lead choreographer for Promise Land Church Ministries’ children and youth dance groups. She combines her love for teaching and the arts with her passion for fitness, and became a certified fitness coach with Beachbody in 2013. Her love for the arts expands to music as the Director of Music at Promise Land Church Ministries. Shafawn is honored to serve as the Director and Lead teacher of the Fine Arts Club at the Maryland Academy of Dance. She believes that the key to a student’s success is a strong foundation and a teacher who is passionate about education!