Shana Garling, Founding Director


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Shana Garling founded Greater York Dance in 1971 as she began with a ballet school in a space the size of a one-car garage in Mount Wolf, PA. Since that time, she has worked to create a place of creativity in an atmosphere of love and kindness. “Miss Shana” has served for over 40 years. She is trained extensively in all forms of dance and her specialty is in teaching Pre-School Dance. She is also certified in the Vaganova Ballet Syllabus. She enjoys being a pageant coach and director of the Miss York County Scholarship Pageant preparing young women for Miss Pennsylvania and Miss America. Being a grandmother tops her list of “fun” and adds much joy to her life.She is a lifetime member of Dance Educators of America, recipient of the “Above & Beyond Award”, and the President’s Volunteer Service Award presented by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.