Dance Classes

Dance Classes

Mountain Contemporary Dance Arts (MCDA) in Louisville, CO offers a wide range of dance classes and ballet classes for children ages 2 to teens. MCDA is the place for family education in dance in Boulder County, Colorado!

Toddler Gymnastics Louisville, CO
Toddler and Preschool

An introductory creative dance curriculum for toddlers and young dancers

1 class per week recommended

Little Movers (Ages 2.5-3.5): An independently geared toddler dance class exploring movement concepts that help lay the foundation for expression, physical development, and body/mind connections.

Sweet Pea (Ages 3.5-6): Combination Tap/Ballet or Tap/Jazz classes for dancers to explore two styles of dance in a 45 minute class.

Combo Dance/Gym (Ages 3.5-5.5): Get the best of both dance and gymnastics! Class is split equally between the studio and the gym for kiddos to do introductory skills in both practices!

Adaptive Dance: A child independent creative movement class for younger children with physical and neurological diversity. Instructed by a licensed dance movement therapist.

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Kids

1st Grade through 3rd Grade (Ages 6* – 9)    *6 year olds must be in 1st grade or recommended by their Primary Dance teacher
1-2 classes per week recommended

Dancers who begin in dance at level 1 are introduced to the movement concepts and somatic technique associated with the particular style of dance for which they are registered. Those moving into level 1 from Primary Dance will continue to deepen and broaden their understanding of dance with more specific expectations through our experiential and fun classes.

      • Ballet
      • Contemporary/Modern
      • Hip Hop
      • Jazz
      • Tap

4th Grade through 6th Grade (Ages 9* – 12)    *9 year olds must be in 4th grade or recommended by their Level 1 teacher

2-3 classes per week recommended

In level 2, dancers continue to expand their knowledge and comprehension of the style of dance for which they are registered. Dancers who begin in level 2 or return from a break are caught up to their peers through individually tailored information provided during class.

      • Ballet
      • Bollywood
      • Contemporary
      • Hip Hop
      • Jazz
      • Modern
      • Tap

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Teens

7th Grade through 12th Grade (Teens)
2-3 classes per week recommended

Levels 3, 4, and 5 are skills-based classes.  Teen dancers new to our program or new to a specific technique need to begin in level 3 and are invited to progress to level 4 and 5 at the discretion of the faculty.  Our classes blend together classical training concepts with up-to-date methods for a fun, challenging, and distinctive dance class experience.

      • Ballet
      • Bollywood
      • Contemporary
      • Hip Hop
      • Jazz
      • Modern
      • PrePointe
      • Pointe
      • Tap
      • MADE* Student Dance Company*By invitation – learn more about our MADE Student Dance Company here.

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Student Dance Company

M.A.D.E (Mountain Arts Dance Ensemble) is MCDA’s resident student dance ensemble. MCDA is dedicated to providing a professional atmosphere for our performance company that puts your dancer’s artistic expression first. Our company members learn about the art of collegiate and professional concert dance, health, friendship, creativity, team work, and life skills that they will carry with them long after the applause subsides.

Adult Dance

Ballet Classes: Our ballet curriculum is based on contemporary technique training with a focus on healthy anatomical development. Alignment, strength, focus and musicality will be taught at all levels.

Jazz: A theatrical style, jazz uses stylized footwork, leaps and turns in rhythmic combinations. More lyrical and percussive styles of movement and pop music will be included in this class.

Tap Dance: A style of dance that uses footwork and sound to create percussive relationships with music. A variety of tap styles, including hoofing and “Broadway” styles of tap will be introduced in the tap coursework.

Ballet for Babywearers:
Ballet for Babywearers is a ballet class for any level of dance experience and anyone interested in class is encouraged to try it! This is a 1 hour and 15 minute long dance class designed for caregivers to be able to enjoy a ballet class with their baby. In this class we will focus on strength, alignment, musicality, and core stability through proper technique at the barre and modified center exercises, all while enhancing our bond with baby through babywearing.

Comfortable athletic wear, yoga or dance attire with bare feet, socks or ballet slippers (whatever the dancer is most comfortable in). Carriers/carries that allow for a tummy to tummy hold or a back carry are required, neither cradle hold nor a forward facing carry is recommended for this class.

Contemporary / Modern Dance: A technique based in discovery and individuality, contemporary/modern focuses on development through the movement fundamentals of time, space and energy. Partnering, floor work, improvisation and composition are included in the class.

Hip Hop: This high energy, social dance technique class includes rhythmic footwork, isolations, funk styles and fun choreography. Rhythm, community building and individual style are developed in this fun class. Comfortable movement clothing and clean sneakers are recommended.

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Mountain Kids will be closed July 4-July 6. All Classes Resume on July 8th.

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