Children's Group Classes
The MBDC is a studio dedicated to teaching correct dance technique, theory and terminology for beginning through advanced students of all ages. We believe in teaching the basics to provide a solid foundation both mentally and physically. This foundation enables the student to understand and perform dance at any level. It allows the student to appreciate the true beauty of the art form. The teaching staff at the MBDC is comprised of vibrant and energetic teachers who are well trained in the field of dance. They understand what it takes to be a good dancer and make it a priority to pass that knowledge on to their students. Our students and community are our first priority. It is our goal that they receive a positive and excellent education in dance.
Our dress code was established to promote the students’ freedom of movement and the instructor’s observation of correct technique. Hair should be worn off the face and neck, in a bun or pony-tail if possible for girls. This enhances the dancer’s vision and enables the instructor to observe proper alignment of neck and shoulders.
Well Dressed and Feeling good!
Boys: (recommended attire)
● Black dance pants
● Black t-shirts
● Black Dance shoes & black socks (If you need dance shoes, please let us know, A very comfortable dress shoe will suffice until student finds shoes)
Girls: (recommended attire)
● Black leotards or similar.
● Black dance skirts
● Dance shoes & white socks for pre Teen girls and fishnet or nude stockings for Junior and up girls. If you have questions about our dress code or need help, please let us know.
CLASS LEVELS are divided into levels based on a student’s ability, not necessarily by age. We divide our levels into three categories; Beginning/ Intermediate /Advanced.
In the beginning levels, students are required to memorize the figures with a general modicum of technique. Body technique, shaping and styling usually will not be added until students have sufficiently memorized the material patterns, rhythms and steps.
Unlike grade levels in school, students do not necessarily move to the next level each year. We have a great deal of curriculum to cover in each level and we want to make sure that the student is comfortable, strong, confident and technically correct before moving up. Some students may take a Level for a couple of years, others may move through a Level in less time. The determination is made on an individual basis by the instructor.
Each student progresses at his or her own pace. Students advance to more challenging levels as they safely master the prerequisite skills and techniques, not specific combinations. Please be patient and encouraging with your child. Dance is an art form and cannot be rushed. We believe that it is important for a student to be placed appropriately so that he/she can
get the most out of the class. Our instructors take a personal interest in each student and closely monitor the progress to maximize the benefits of their dance training. Initial student evaluation involves determining a student’s present ability in light of previous dance experience, individual skill and muscle development.
Please label all belongings. All valuables should be taken into the classroom with you. The studio cannot be held responsible for lost items.
All students are expected to arrive on time and in the appropriate attire. We understand that circumstances may delay you, sometimes. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you may be asked to sit and watch the class. Classes are designed to warm up muscles slowly and properly. Jumping into a class that has already started may cause injury. If you are tardy, please see the instructor, apologize for your late arrival and ask him/her whether you can join the class or watch. Please respect your instructor’s decision in this matter; they are only looking out for the student’s best interest.
We encourage a healthy lifestyle. We believe that dancers are athletes and should treat their bodies accordingly. Please encourage your child to eat healthy! Please be sure your dancer gets the appropriate amount of sleep. If a student is sick, please do not attend class as physical activity will make it worse!
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