MC Dance & Company

Quality Dance Instruction

Class Descriptions

~In Alphabetical Order~


Baby Ballet/Pre-Dance

A fun-filled movement class designed to introduce the student (ages 2-4) to dance. Learning focuses on developing creativity, musicality, gross motor skills and the basic elements of dance/choreography. Games, songs, movement exercise and imaginative stories introduce the young dancer to the building blocks of dance. These movement explorations increase body awareness, coordination, and balance all in a creative, fun, and nurturing environment.


Ballet

Students are taught a ballet syllabus by professionally trained teachers. The syllabus develops technical skills, performance quality and movement vocabulary at each level. Proper alignment, flexibility, and strength are of paramount importance. Students will acquire knowledge of classical ballet technique though the progression of barre and center exercises.


Ballroom

Classes are open for adult students with any or no dance background. Smooth and Rhythm style ballroom dances will be taught in a fun and social environment. You may join as a couple or solo and choose to or not to perform in a recital dance at the end of the season. Ballroom lessons are a great way to get up, get out all while keeping your mind and body moving and learning.


Competition

Students interested in competing can join the competition team and compete in all or some of the styles; jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary and musical theater. Students will be required to take a company class once a week and be a part of the team production number. Please contact the studio for more information if you are interested!


Contemporary

A derivative of several disciplines of classical modern dance, a contemporary dance class incorporates the fundamentals of modern dance technique with more current movement vocabulary. Students are provided with a syllabus to enhance their understanding of and proficiency in executing fluid use of the torso, grounded movement, floor work and improvisation. Alignment, flexibility, and strength are of paramount importance as well as developing an understanding of connecting movement to various musical meters. Students are required to take a ballet class to be eligible for contemporary/modern class.


Flying Ninja Training

Martial art and tumbling skills meet athletic conditioning drills in this class that focuses on balance, agility, and accuracy! This class is designed to build a foundation of athleticism for sport and function, through drills and activities to develop body awareness & control, strength & coordinated movement. Students will learn and develop all while keeping the theme of Flying Ninjas throughout each class!


Hip Hop

Students will explore the movement vocabulary and style of hip-hop dance performed with music from the genre. Stylistically diverse in nature, this movement vocabulary will explore body isolations, “pop and lock” and “break” dance in a fun and high-energy environment. All music choices and movement are appropriate for students of all ages.


Jazz

A dance genre spanning a variety of stylistic traditions from Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon to Tyce Diorio and Mandy Moore, jazz technique class pairs with popular music. The student will work through a jazz dance movement vocabulary syllabus with training focused on proper alignment, body isolations, and complex rhythms. Alignment, flexibility, and strength are of paramount importance. Exposure to various techniques of well-known jazz choreographers and musical theatre are incorporated in the progressions of classes in a fun and high-energy environment.


Just ME Time

Self Care! A blend of breathing exercises and meditative movement with guided mindfulness to center, balance and re-focus your body, mind, and spirit. 

(This class will directly follow the No Frills Fitness. You may register for this class alone or receive a discount by registering for both). 


Ministry Dance

Offered in both a Junior & Senior age group, dancers will participate in a group bible study and prayer followed by learning and practicing multi-style dance, all centered around ministry and worship.


Musical Theater

A unique class for individuals interested in pursuing a musical theater focus. This class teaches basic ballet and jazz dance technique to enhance movement capabilities for theatrical productions. Students will learn and gain confidence in their acting and singing skills as well.


No Frills Fitness

No makeup, fancy hair or cute workout outfits required. Ripped sweats, stained shirts, messy buns and poor attitudes about fitness are expected in this class centered around gaining happiness, confidence and fun with others. We will warm up, workout with a variety of different exercises that can be done at any fitness level and are made to be fitness fun. This is a class unlike any other. If you want to be able to openly complain, cry and laugh your way through fitness then register today! 

(The Just ME Time class will follow directly after this class. You may register for this class alone or receive a discount by registering for both).

 

Pointe

These classes are for students who meet the necessary physical and technical criteria for pointe technique, have a strong history of ballet training, and are enrolled in a ballet class at the studio. Prior to beginning pointe training, students will be evaluated by their teacher for admission into the class and to be placed in the proper level. Pointe classes will train students to execute technically correct classical ballet steps en pointe.


Superhero Training

Martial art and tumbling skills meet athletic conditioning drills for students ages 2-4. Students will be come superheroes in this class that focuses on Speed! – Strength! – Power! This class is designed to develop a foundation of athleticism for sport and function through drills and activities to develop body awareness & control, strength & coordinated movement all while wearing some superhero uniforms!


Tap

Focusing on a variety of rhythmic sounds created with tap shoes, students will begin to develop a basic vocabulary of tap steps that will increase in complexity and style as the student progresses through each level. Students will develop rhythmic skills and intricate footwork while gaining knowledge of musical theatre and tap styles form the 1040’s through current trends of today in a fun and high-energy environment.


Tricks

Learn partner work, lifts, acro, illusion performance steps, jumps, leaps, turns, floor work and so much more in this class. Tricks will foster a growth in a dancer who trains in any style.


Virtual Dance Camp

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, MC Dance & Company has developed a fun, educational and engaging alternative for face-to-face dance instruction. Join us each week for a themed dance class filled with a craft, dance training and mini performance! Supplies to participate at home are included in tuition and dancers may pick their supplies up at the studio, in a curbside pick up or arrange a porch drop off by Ms. Courtney (5 mile radius from the studio). Styles taught will include but not be limited to ballet, jazz and hip-hop and carry themes of unicorns, mermaids, pirates, princesses and so much more!


Young Athlete Training

Focused ono speed, strength, power, balance, agility and accuracy for ANY sport. This class is for students ages 8-11 that are looking to improve their athleticism while gaining confidence and having fun! Classes are designed to build a basic foundation of athleticism for sport and function through drills and activities to develop body awareness and control, strength and coordinated movement.


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