2019 MDS Summer Season

Location Name Class Days
Main Studio
Petite/Junior Training (Session 4)
This camp will focus on basic technique aspects for the competition year. Dancers will focus on building strength, and coordination, and implement these aspects when going across the floor. We will focus on turns and leaps; and work on flexibility and strength as well. Dancers will be expected to come prepared with hair tied back, and form fitting clothing so that proper placement and alignment can be best assessed and work on. Please wear either jazz shoes or lyrical shoes.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Main Studio
Junior Ballet Intensive (Session 4)
Miss Grace will be joining us again this summer to conduct a Ballet Intensive exclusively for our MDS Competition Team dancers. This class will focus on a classical ballet technique appropriate for the junior level age and ability. We will train a classical ballet class; with approximately 40 minutes spent a the barre and 50 minutes spent in the center. Dancers should expect a structured and professional class that will push them to work proper technique. We will work on basic aspects of ballet technique including proper turn out, basic jumps, pirouettes, and epaulement. Dancers are expected to come in proper ballet attire; leotard and tights (any color), ballet slippers, and hair pulled back and off the neck. Ballet skirt is optional. Warm ups will be allowed for the barre section of class.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Main Studio
Teen/Senior Ballet Intensive (Session 4)
Miss Grace will be joining us again this summer to conduct a Ballet Intensive exclusively for our MDS Competition Team dancers. This class will focus on more advanced classical ballet technique, appropriate for the teen/senior level age and ability. We will train a class ballet class with approximately 35 minutes spend at the barre, and 55 minutes spent in the center. This class will focus on more advanced concepts of ballet including fouette turns, longer adagios, increased flexibility, and stamina. Dancers are expected to observe the traditional etiquette of a ballet class and should wear proper ballet attire; leotard and tights (any color), ballet slippers (preferably canvas), and hair pulled back and off the neck. Ballet skirts and warm ups will be allowed for the barre section of the class, but will be removed for center work.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Main Studio
Teen/Senior Contemporary & Lyrical Training (Session 2)
Miss Grace will be joining us again this summer to conduct a Ballet Intensive exclusively for our MDS Competition Team dancers. This class will focus on the aspects of contemporary lyrical work. We will focus highly on strength and flexibility and performance quality. The first 20 minutes of class will be spent conditioning core and flexibility via calisthenic exercises. We will also work more ballet based lyrical movements across the floor that will include a la seconde turns, pirouettes, and leaps. A combo will also be taught in the last 20-30 minutes of each class. Dancers should expect to challenge themselves and work outside of their comfort zone. Dancers will be expected to wear form fitting clothing and lyrical shoes, or go barefoot. Hair should be pulled back and off of the face and neck.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
Main Studio
Petite/Junior Training (Session 3)
This camp will focus on basic technique aspects for the competition year. Dancers will focus on building strength, and coordination, and implement these aspects when going across the floor. We will focus on turns and leaps; and work on flexibility and strength as well. Dancers will be expected to come prepared with hair tied back, and form fitting clothing so that proper placement and alignment can be best assessed and work on. Please wear either jazz shoes or lyrical shoes.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Main Studio
Junior Ballet Intensive (Session 3)
Miss Grace will be joining us again this summer to conduct a Ballet Intensive exclusively for our MDS Competition Team dancers. This class will focus on a classical ballet technique appropriate for the junior level age and ability. We will train a classical ballet class; with approximately 40 minutes spent a the barre and 50 minutes spent in the center. Dancers should expect a structured and professional class that will push them to work proper technique. We will work on basic aspects of ballet technique including proper turn out, basic jumps, pirouettes, and epaulement. Dancers are expected to come in proper ballet attire; leotard and tights (any color), ballet slippers, and hair pulled back and off the neck. Ballet skirt is optional. Warm ups will be allowed for the barre section of class.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Main Studio
Petite/Junior Training (Session 1)
This camp will focus on basic technique aspects for the competition year. Dancers will focus on building strength, and coordination, and implement these aspects when going across the floor. We will focus on turns and leaps; and work on flexibility and strength as well. Dancers will be expected to come prepared with hair tied back, and form fitting clothing so that proper placement and alignment can be best assessed and work on. Please wear either jazz shoes or lyrical shoes.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Main Studio
Petite/Junior Training (Session 2)
This camp will focus on basic technique aspects for the competition year. Dancers will focus on building strength, and coordination, and implement these aspects when going across the floor. We will focus on turns and leaps; and work on flexibility and strength as well. Dancers will be expected to come prepared with hair tied back, and form fitting clothing so that proper placement and alignment can be best assessed and work on. Please wear either jazz shoes or lyrical shoes.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Main Studio
Junior Ballet Intensive (Session 1)
Miss Grace will be joining us again this summer to conduct a Ballet Intensive exclusively for our MDS Competition Team dancers. This class will focus on a classical ballet technique appropriate for the junior level age and ability. We will train a classical ballet class; with approximately 40 minutes spent a the barre and 50 minutes spent in the center. Dancers should expect a structured and professional class that will push them to work proper technique. We will work on basic aspects of ballet technique including proper turn out, basic jumps, pirouettes, and epaulement. Dancers are expected to come in proper ballet attire; leotard and tights (any color), ballet slippers, and hair pulled back and off the neck. Ballet skirt is optional. Warm ups will be allowed for the barre section of class.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Main Studio
Junior Ballet Intensive (Session 2)
Miss Grace will be joining us again this summer to conduct a Ballet Intensive exclusively for our MDS Competition Team dancers. This class will focus on a classical ballet technique appropriate for the junior level age and ability. We will train a classical ballet class; with approximately 40 minutes spent a the barre and 50 minutes spent in the center. Dancers should expect a structured and professional class that will push them to work proper technique. We will work on basic aspects of ballet technique including proper turn out, basic jumps, pirouettes, and epaulement. Dancers are expected to come in proper ballet attire; leotard and tights (any color), ballet slippers, and hair pulled back and off the neck. Ballet skirt is optional. Warm ups will be allowed for the barre section of class.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Main Studio
Teen/Senior Ballet Intensive (Session 3)
Miss Grace will be joining us again this summer to conduct a Ballet Intensive exclusively for our MDS Competition Team dancers. This class will focus on more advanced classical ballet technique, appropriate for the teen/senior level age and ability. We will train a class ballet class with approximately 35 minutes spend at the barre, and 55 minutes spent in the center. This class will focus on more advanced concepts of ballet including fouette turns, longer adagios, increased flexibility, and stamina. Dancers are expected to observe the traditional etiquette of a ballet class and should wear proper ballet attire; leotard and tights (any color), ballet slippers (preferably canvas), and hair pulled back and off the neck. Ballet skirts and warm ups will be allowed for the barre section of the class, but will be removed for center work.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Main Studio
Teen/Senior Ballet Intensive (Session 1)
Miss Grace will be joining us again this summer to conduct a Ballet Intensive exclusively for our MDS Competition Team dancers. This class will focus on more advanced classical ballet technique, appropriate for the teen/senior level age and ability. We will train a class ballet class with approximately 35 minutes spend at the barre, and 55 minutes spent in the center. This class will focus on more advanced concepts of ballet including fouette turns, longer adagios, increased flexibility, and stamina. Dancers are expected to observe the traditional etiquette of a ballet class and should wear proper ballet attire; leotard and tights (any color), ballet slippers (preferably canvas), and hair pulled back and off the neck. Ballet skirts and warm ups will be allowed for the barre section of the class, but will be removed for center work.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Main Studio
Teen/Senior Ballet Intensive (Session 2)
Miss Grace will be joining us again this summer to conduct a Ballet Intensive exclusively for our MDS Competition Team dancers. This class will focus on more advanced classical ballet technique, appropriate for the teen/senior level age and ability. We will train a class ballet class with approximately 35 minutes spend at the barre, and 55 minutes spent in the center. This class will focus on more advanced concepts of ballet including fouette turns, longer adagios, increased flexibility, and stamina. Dancers are expected to observe the traditional etiquette of a ballet class and should wear proper ballet attire; leotard and tights (any color), ballet slippers (preferably canvas), and hair pulled back and off the neck. Ballet skirts and warm ups will be allowed for the barre section of the class, but will be removed for center work.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Main Studio
Teen/Senior Jazz Training (Session 2)
Please use dancer's age as of January 1, 2020 - Miss Grace will be joining us again this summer to conduct a Ballet Intensive exclusively for our MDS Competition Team dancers. This class will be designed to enhance not only the technique of dancers in jazz, but also performance quality. We will focus on strengthening exercises of the core and legs, with the first 20 minutes of class spent doing calisthenic exercises. We will also work jazz techniques including jazz pirouettes, body isolations, and jumps. A combo will also be taught in the last 20-30 minutes of each class. Dancers should expect a fast paced environment that will challenge and strengthen. Dancers will be expected to wear form fitting clothing and jazz shoes, and hair should be pulled back and off of the face and neck.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
6:15 PM to 7:45 PM
Main Studio
Teen/Senior Contemporary & Lyrical Training (Session 1)
Miss Grace will be joining us again this summer to conduct a Ballet Intensive exclusively for our MDS Competition Team dancers. This class will focus on the aspects of contemporary lyrical work. We will focus highly on strength and flexibility and performance quality. The first 20 minutes of class will be spent conditioning core and flexibility via calisthenic exercises. We will also work more ballet based lyrical movements across the floor that will include a la seconde turns, pirouettes, and leaps. A combo will also be taught in the last 20-30 minutes of each class. Dancers should expect to challenge themselves and work outside of their comfort zone. Dancers will be expected to wear form fitting clothing and lyrical shoes, or go barefoot. Hair should be pulled back and off of the face and neck.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Main Studio
Teen/Senior Jazz Training (Session 1)
Miss Grace will be joining us again this summer to conduct a Jazz Intensive exclusively for our MDS Competition Team dancers. This class will be designed to enhance not only the technique of dancers in jazz, but also performance quality. We will focus on strengthening exercises of the core and legs, with the first 20 minutes of class spent doing calisthenic exercises. We will also work jazz techniques including jazz pirouettes, body isolations, and jumps. A combo will also be taught in the last 20-30 minutes of each class. Dancers should expect a fast paced environment that will challenge and strengthen. Dancers will be expected to wear form fitting clothing and jazz shoes, and hair should be pulled back and off of the face and neck.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:15 PM to 8:45 PM