Merinda is a competitive college, with all sections graded at the highest level.  And while we have a strong desire to remain competitive at this level and for our students to excel; we also want them to learn life skills that follow them into the future,  to find strength and joy from inner confidence, and to feel part of a supportive community.

Our hope is:

To foster teamwork

To pursue excellence in performance and technique
To provide an environment in which pupils feel safe and have the opportunity, tools and confidence to excel
To coach with encouragement and fairness
To expose performers to creative and well grounded choreography
To inspire enthusiasm and passion 

It is vital that all students aim for full attendance in order to achieve these goals.