Whether you aspire to become a professional dancer, love to dance for fun, or are looking for a great workout, MDA offers classes in a variety of styles for all ages that will help to build discipline, confidence and a love for the Performing Arts.
This class combines elements of gymnastics, yoga, and dance with level progression training introducing flexibility, strength, balancing, limbering and tumbling. Our instructors are highly trained with safety as our number one priority. MDA has state of the art equipment and mats to help ensure a safe learning environment. We can accommodate all skill levels, from beginners to advance. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all each student's individual level of experience. And it's fun, too!
Tap dance is one of the oldest dance forms. It is characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes rhythmically striking the floor as a form of percussion. Students learn technique, rhythm, timing, coordination and showmanship in an age-appropriate environment.
Combination classes are a great way for students to experience different types of dance in a one-hour instructional time. Classes are available for students 4 years old to 9 years old. The main focus of combination classes is on students having fun and enjoying dance as an everyday activity. Class placement is based on age as well as a student's ability to learn.
Mommy and Me
As a new mom, you can sometimes feel like you're isolated from the world around you, stuck in the house with no one but your precious baby to talk to. But it doesn't have to be that way! Mommy and me classes offer a great opportunity to get out of the house and interact with other new moms. This class is specifically designed for 18 months to 3 years old. At a mommy and me class, you can play with your baby, which is an important part of learning, bond with them and get moving!
Hip Hop classes are designed to allow the students to let go and are suitable for boys, girls, men and women of all ages and levels. Hip hop is urban, it’s street, it’s diverse, and forever changing! Hip hop uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B, and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers. It encompasses movement that has elements of popping and locking, and breaking, as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.
Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
Early Release Mini Session
This mini-session is perfect for those dancer's who have always wanted to try dance or who have other commitments throughout the year that would not allow them to participate in our full season classes. The main focus of this mini-session is to give children the opportunity to explore the performing arts and participate in a dance class that offers several different styles of dance in one 8 week mini-session. This class will help to develop an appreciation for dance by exploring basic technique in Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Tumbling.
MDA offers classes in both classical and contemporary ballet styles. Ballet defines the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres. The technique of ballet is elaborate and requires many years of training. MDA encourages both recreational and serious dancers to participate in at least one ballet class a week. This is simply because of the degree of difficulty of achieving a high level of technique and need for a dancer’s body and muscles to get used to the movement and endurance, among many other things. A typical ballet class will start at the barre with a series of exercises given to help the dancer gain the strength and technique needed to work in the center floor.
Contemporary classes are designed for intermediate to advanced students with previous training in ballet. Students will explore basic techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
This class is a fun introductory class for both boys and girls and focuses on the basics of movement (skipping), balance (standing on one leg), strength (forward rolls), and coordination (rhythm and basic dance technique).
Homeschool Reader's Theater
Homeschool Reader's Theater classes help children to develop self esteem, increase ability to communicate and bring about new confidence in voice projection and reading fluency. Stories, poems, focus games, musical activities and props will also encourage concentration, imagination, listening /thinking skills and the group creative process.
This is a fun way to add a reading, language arts class to your homeschooler's curriculum.