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.
Contemporary / Modern: 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 and Breakin’ : A social dance technique that includes dynamic footwork, funk styles (such as locking and popping), b-boying and b-girling (footwork, freezes, power moves, top rock) . Rhythm, community building and individual style are developed in this fun-filled class.
Musical Theatre: The perfect class for the natural performer in your family. Dancers will explore dance technique, theatricality, and musicality through songs from popular musicals and films.
Tap: 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.
Contemporary Ballet/Pointe/Pre-Pointe: Our contemporary ballet and pointe course is designed for experienced ballet students interested in accelerating their ballet training. Classical ballet technique with be blended with contemporary ballet choreography and stylization. Pre-pointe and pointe work will incorporate somatic principles and detailed skill development to build healthy alignment and strength. Any student interested in pre-pointe and pointe must have an assessment and approval from the MCDA director before participating.
Acro for Dancers (special workshops): For the dancer that loves to go upside down. In this class your dancer will work on acrobatic and tumbling skills such as walk-overs, handsprings and dance “tricks.” Strength and flexibility exercises will also be including in the course curriculum.
MADE Performance Company: Does your dancer have the passion for excelling further in the art of dance? Dancers will learn choreography in a range of styles and develop performance skills such as: focus, dynamics, theatricality, which will enable them to be more versatile and expressive performers. Dancers will have the opportunity to perform throughout the season in this special company.