Star Leadership Program
All About UDA's Star Leadership Program
UDA's Star Leadership Program solely focuses on the second pillar of our institution by providing youth in the 5th-12th grades powerful knowledge and tools to SHINE in LIFE, GROW as leaders and IMPACT others. Class curriculum is focused on the Servant Leadership Model, inspiring youth to LEARN the way, GO the way and SHOW the way through 5 points of the Star; Trust, Serve, Love, Excellence and Growth. The goal of this program is to raise up leaders who have the desire to serve others through honesty, love and genuine kindness. Miss Utah 2020, Dexonna Talbot, will be teaching this class during the 2020-2021 dance season. Youth enrolled in this program have the flexibility to take this class at the studio in person or join the class live from the comfort of their own home. This class requires the purchase/use of a personal workbook which costs $25.
Dexonna Talbot is a sophomore at The University of Utah, where she received early admittance to the ballet program and is working towards a degree in ballet performance. Ms. Talbot also serves as the current Miss Utah, actively sharing her social impact initiative "Servesteem", to youth throughout the state of Utah and in California. "Servesteem" promotes the message 'when we extend kindness and service to others, we increase individual self worth, acceptance and esteem'.
Service has and continues to be a big part of Dexonna's life, whether it be through large coordinated service projects in Vietnam, Mexico, and Uganda or the small acts of service we can provide daily. A year ago, one of Dexonna's simple acts of service went viral, landing an opportunity for Dexonna to share her message at a national level, as a guest on "The Steve Harvey Show." National recognition soon followed at the 2020 Miss America Competition when Dexonna was announced a top-five finalist for the Social Impact Initiative Scholarship, acknowledging young women for outstanding achievement in service, influence and impact.
UDA is thrilled to welcome Dexonna Talbot as this years youth guide/mentor for UDA's STAR Leadership Program. She is excited to help transition our youth into altruistic individuals, instill a desire to serve through honesty, love and genuine kindness and raise up leaders who believe "In a gentle way they can shake the world" - Dexonna's Mantra
2020 - 2021 Star Leadership Class Schedule
ALL CLASSES AT SOUTH JORDAN STUDIO
Classes are subject to change or be cancelled based on studio enrollment and teacher requirements. Enrolled participants of changed or cancelled classes will be provided with alternative class options.