PRE-PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
Dancers from age six and up have the opportunity to join MDC’s prestigious training program. Our professional faculty provides exceptional instruction in a variety of dance styles tailored for each level. Dancers in this performance-focused program have the unique opportunity to be a part of MDC’s large-scale productions. The Nutcracker in the winter and a different spring performance every year such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Magic Toyshop, and others.
The commitment for younger students is anywhere from 2-3 times a week at approximately 4-6 hours. Students train in Ballet, Modern, Flamenco, Jazz, Lyrical and preparation for Pointe. The more experienced students from the age of 11,12 and up could train 3-6 days at approximately 10-20 or more hours a week, depending on their focus and commitment to dancing at a more professional and competitive level. They train in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Flamenco, Ethnic, Lyrical, Stretch, Conditioning, Variations, and some students train in pas dedeux.
All performance students rehearse regularly as part of their training during the week throughout the year. In preparation for the two major annual performances all students rehearse together for approximately 3-5 Saturdays before the final stage rehearsals. Dancers also have the opportunity to be on MDC’s Competition Team. Students who are ready to go to competition will be notified and are usually selected during the Pre-Professional Performing Program audition late spring. Those aspiring students who have not had the opportunity to audition have an opportunity to be assessed during the Summer Dance Intensive for both their suitability for the Performance and the Competition Programs. More details to follow in the fall.
HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM (HPP)
The HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM (HPP) is a special division of our Pre-Professional Program for dancers 13+ who are pursuing dance professionally. Our professional faculty provides exceptional instruction in this integrated program which includes: Ballet, personalized coaching and conditioning programs, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Variations, Flamenco, Jazz, Modern and Contemporary.