BALLET
BALLET

A classical form of dance which concentrates on barre and center work, attaining proper body alignment and technique. Ballet is essential to building a solid dance education. Miss Rhiannon refers to it as the "piano" of dance. If you can dance ballet, you can dance anything.

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TAP
TAP

Basic steps are introduced and turned into fun and challenging combinations. Emphasis will be placed on learning technique, terminology, timing, rhythm and syncopation.

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MUSICAL THEATER
MUSICAL THEATER

Musical Theater introduces students to the songs of Broadway Musicals. Classes consist of a brief warm-up, learning the repertoire of Broadway show tunes, acting and staging techniques. This course is devoted to the enjoyment of musical theater and an appreciation for Broadway musical productions.

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BALLET
BALLET

A classical form of dance which concentrates on barre and center work, attaining proper body alignment and technique. Ballet is essential to building a solid dance education. Miss Rhiannon refers to it as the "piano" of dance. If you can dance ballet, you can dance anything.

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TINY DANCER

Our Tiny Dancer  program is perfect for students ages 3-6, whether already exposed to a dance classroom or taking their first steps into a studio. Both curriculums are designed to foster our students' learning in a safe, fun, and educational environment.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT
CREATIVE MOVEMENT

An active class involving games, rhythm, movement, and fun. This is the perfect introduction to the classroom for young dance enthusiasts. Students must be age 3 by the start of the session. 1/2 hour class Ages 3-4 One short recital number

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BALLET/TAP
BALLET/TAP

At this point, the student is ready for a slightly more structured class that maintains a fun and  active pace. Students practice tap for 20-25 minutes before changing shoes with the help of the instructor. They will then finish the class by practicing ballet fundamentals and playing developmental games that increase coordination and spark imagination. Ages 4-5 One recital piece

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TAP/JAZZ
TAP/JAZZ

This class is for students who have developed a basic understanding of the classroom environment, and are ready to move. Students practice tap for 25-30 minutes before changing shoes with the help of the instructor. They will finish the class by practicing jazz fundamentals in the center, across the floor exercises, and combinations/routines. Ages 5-6 One recital piece

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CREATIVE MOVEMENT
CREATIVE MOVEMENT

An active class involving games, rhythm, movement, and fun. This is the perfect introduction to the classroom for young dance enthusiasts. Students must be age 3 by the start of the session. 1/2 hour class Ages 3-4 One short recital number

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LEVEL PLACEMENT

At MDC, all classes are planned thoroughly; to be taught with proper terminology, conditioning stretches for flexibility, body awareness for appropriate ages and levels, and creatively challenged in a positive and caring dance environment. We place all children in classes according to skill, ability and improvement, as well as age. Please note: age reference is typically for “new” student enrollment until instructor has properly observed student’s ability.

GUIDE:

Level A: Beginner. Basic fundamentals are introduced, including body alignment, vocabulary, and basic positions of the feet & arms.

Level B-C: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate. Each level is structured to provide more advanced training as the student is ready

Level D-E: Intermediate Advanced/Advanced: These intermediate/advanced and advanced levels are the culmination of study and hard work. Students should possess 5+ years of recent and consistent training.

RETURNING STUDENTS

Our goal is to keep each class progressing together at a similar pace while paying attention to the slight mixed level that will naturally arise and change throughout the year. If it is determined by the teacher that a student has not been enrolled in the proper class, the studio will contact the parent/guardian immediately. We try to make all placement changes as quickly as possible.

NEW STUDENTS

For dancers who come to us with experience at other studios or who have been absent from us for some time, we need to ask a few questions to familiarize ourselves with your skill level and capabilities. Once the initial placement is determined, the first class is then used as a trial. After the first class, the teacher will make an assessment and advise if proper placement has been achieved, or if a switch to another class is a better fit. We are committed to finding the absolute best class for each student so that we can ensure proper training and a safe and enjoyable learning environment.