Mission Statement

And Code Of Ethics

We the dancers, faculty, staff and volunteers of Ms Marian’s Dance Garden, (founded 10.1.13) are a vibrant community of people who have a high regard for each other, the art of dance, and the respectability and value of the work we do. All who participate are requested to demonstrate the willingness to be held accountable and to uphold the values and ethics we declare as the fundamental guidelines stated below. In all of our endeavors to study and perform as an expression of our love of dance, we show respect to the parents, to our students, and to all who call Ms Marian’s Dance Garden, home. We consider it a privilege to participate in a community for the performing art of dance exemplifying the values of integrity, character, leadership, responsibility and professionalism

Code Of Ethics

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INTEGRITY

To conduct oneself with honesty, courtesy, and respect. To express consideration for one’s fellow dancers, educators, parents and staff. To be a person who leads by example and honors commitments. To be a person other people can rely on.

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LEADERSHIP

To guide, direct and influence people in achieving their highest goals and ideals. By setting an example through one’s actions and speech. To inspire and serve the people of your community through full participation in all dance related activities.

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RESPONSIBILITY

To guide, direct and influence people in achieving their highest goals and ideals. By setting an example through one’s actions and speech. To inspire and serve the people of your community through full participation in all dance related activities.

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CHARACTER

To be a person who represents high levels of personal integrity, leadership, and responsibility for oneself and others. A person who has the courage and willingness to face issues and concerns with maturity and dignity. To avoid gossip, criticism, or denigrating comments for any member of the dance community, parent, or peers.

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PROFESSIONALISM

To respect the dance profession and uphold our values and standards of conduct. To support and encourage one another. To voice opinions and initiate change that will elevate the dance community. To recognize oneself as a role model at all times. To love the study and performance of dance as a universal art form.

About The Dance Garden

A Performance-Focused Dance Studio

Located in San Francisco's Richmond District, We offer three Schools of Movement for:

 

  • Infants/Toddlers (6236 mos) with their caregivers – Creative Movement

  • Kids (ages 3 – 18 yrs) 2 different levels of Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Acro, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Choreography, Character Folk Dance, Pre K Creative Movement, Jazz

  • Teen/Adult FIT program 2 Pilates, Yoga, Ballet

  • Auxiliary Classes in Performance Touring and Sewing (Sewing'Bees) for dancers in Grades 2-8

  • Summer and Winter Camps in Arts and Crafts, Pre K Busy'Bees and Musical Theatre

These activities complement our dance training in an attempt to build the well2adjusted, whole dancer. Directed by Marian Roth2Cramer, BA, MFA, Ms Marian has 30+ years' experience as Performer, Teacher, Producer, Author and Company Director. Ms Marian is known for her individualized and nurturing style of teaching, her work in school systems and the thousands of children she has influenced to discover the joy and wonder of Dance.   


In 1980, Ms Marian wrote a book for Early Childhood Educators (Pre K to 1st grade) presenting Creative Movement and Dance exercises as an alternative to traditional PE classes. The Dance Garden is also a Training Center for Teachers, Students and Dancers, with the objective to grow educated, responsible and talented artists.  Students of Roth2Cramer have earned spots in High School and Colleges of the Arts; employment in Dance Companies and in related fields of the Arts, Production, and Design.