Shannon Dooling Dances, LLC

When I was 12 years old, I had an epiphany. It was Friday afternoon at Bucks County Dance Center, and I was in ballet class, marking through an adagio. Then it hit me: dance was what I would be doing for the rest of my life. Since that day, I have been on a mission to empower and engage individuals and communities through the transformative power of dance. Through Shannon Dooling Dances, LLC, I continue that mission …

  • As a dance teacher, I aim to empower and engage students through dynamic training, focusing on dance technique, artistry, and overall well being through social-emotional learning.
  • As a choreographer, I aim to empower and engage performers and audiences, providing an opportunity for both groups to see themselves, their communities, and the world in a new and more thoughtful, positive way.
  • As the creator of The Holistic Dance Teacher, I aim to empower and engage dance teachers, studio owners, program directors, and choreographers who want to elevate their teaching, communicate more effectively, and deepen their creative practice.
  • As a dance advocate and writer, I aim to empower and engage our schools, communities, and world, by showing the transformation that is possible through dance, in and as art, in and as education, and in and as community.

What People Are Saying

I love all the creative ideas you put together in The Holistic Collection of Dance Improvisation Tips & Activities! Encouraging some silliness in activities like the “Wacky Waving Arm Flailing Tube Person” is refreshing! I also really love the variation on Body Writing. I have so many positive things to say about this guide!

I’m one of the many performers and dance educators living in Massachusetts who is currently benefiting from your generosity in releasing The Holistic Guide to Journaling for Dance Students. Thank you for making this wonderful resource available. It’s well loved here in MA!
Jennifer Passios

cogravity dance

I am so honored to have had the privilege of working with Shannon Dooling-Cain as a dancer in my company and as a teacher on my faculty. Her love for dance and creativity was so evident in her performances and how she worked with children. I am also very impressed with the lessons she shares on her blog. As the former Associate Director of Education for New York City Ballet, I have a lot of experience with curriculum development. Shannon has incredible ideas that I find very helpful.
Jennifer Haltzman Tracy

Director, Repertory Dance Theatre and Repertory Ballet Academy