St. Cecilia Academy is launching an after-school Dance Academy (SCDA) for girls ages 3-14. St. Cecilia Dance Academy will provide budding dancers in the Nashville area with excellent training in the techniques, communication, and artistry of dance. Through their introduction to and immersion in the universal language of dance, girls will learn to express their God-given beauty and dignity through their growing bodies. Dance also helps students grow in important virtues like discipline, grace, perseverance, healthy self-expression, resilience, critical thinking, a broad sense of musicality, and collaboration skills that are crucial for a life well-lived. Most importantly, the fine arts—and dance in a very particular way—open young people up to all that is good, true, and beautiful as they use their bodies, their minds, and their talents to glorify God.