MDDU Recreational Dance Class Descriptions/Prices 2022-2023   Registration = June 15 - October 15.
* 7 monthly payments ~ Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, March, April
Monthly payment includes = Weekly Dance Class, Recital Costume, Recital Tights, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, Individual Digital Picture in Recital Costume, Group Digital Picture in Recital Costume, 2 Recital Admissions

 

We have 3 Main Recreational Programs =
~Little Dancers (Twinkletoes, Pre-K, Kinderdance)

~Elementary Level Dancers (Combo 1, Combo 2, Combo 3, Combo 4)
~Middle School/High School Dancers (Lyrical, Jazz/Funk, Tap, Pointe)

SCROLL TO VERY BOTTOM FOR DANCE YEAR INFORMATION!

 

LITTLE DANCERS PROGRAM

Twinkletoes for Toddlers:

For ages: 3-4 years old (No experience required). The dancer will participate in a variety of rhythmical activities using fun dance props; explore body movement developing body awareness; and learn basic locomotor skills. Exercises for flexibility and balance will be taught. Creative movement activities, simple dance steps, and song dances will also be introduced. They perform a Song Dance in one show of the Spring Recital. Class times offered: (only register/attend one), class size limited to: 10
~ Mondays 5:50-6:20; Tuesdays 3:50-4:20; Wednesdays 3:40-4:10     $50/month <—
this includes Class, Recital Costume & Tights, Individual & Group Digital Picture in Costume, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions

 

Pre-K:

For ages: 4-5 years old (No experience required).  The dancer will explore creative movement exercises for Tap and Ballet based, as well as various body movements developing co-ordination, flexibility and balance.  They will be introduced to a variety of rhythmical activities, basic dance steps, song dances, pre-Ballet, Tap and more.  We will dance to a variety of music and basic dance steps will be learned and incorporated into dances. They perform a Tap Dance in one show of the Spring Recital.   
Class times offered: (only register/attend to one), class size limited to: 12
~ Mondays 4:05 - 4:45;  Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:10   $55/month
<—this includes Class, Recital Costume & Tights, Individual & Group Digital Picture in Costume, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions

 

Kinderdance:

For Kindergarten aged dancers (No experience required).  This class is for children in Kindergarten. Emphasis in this class will be on developing co-ordination, balance, flexibility and memory skills.  Class length is 50 minutes and they will participate in Ballet, Tap, and Fitness (stretch & strengthening). They perform a Tap dance in one show of the Spring recital.   
Class times offered: (only register/attend to one), class size limited to: 14
~ Mondays 4:50-5:40; Wednesdays 4:20-5:10; Thursdays 4:00 - 4:50.  $65/month 
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this includes Class, Recital Costume & Tights, Individual & Group Digital Picture in Costume, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions

 

 

ELEMENTARY LEVEL DANCERS PROGRAM

Note: 4th & 5th Grade Performance Team members will take Combo 4 along with an additional Team class Mondays 6:00-6:30.  This Performance Team group is audition based.

 

Combo 1:

For dancers in 1st-2nd grade (No experience required).  This 60-minute (1hour)class consists of Ballet, Tap, and Fitness (stretch & strengthening) and an intro to Jazz once a month. This class will introduce the dancer to the basic skills of each genre.  The dancer will learn beginner moves at the barre, center floor work, and beginner steps and combinations.  This is a good introduction class for 1st graders, and 2nd graders with no dance experience-- the Ballet teaches grace, the Tap teaches rhythm, and the Fitness teaches flexibility & co-ordination.  They perform a Ballet and Tap dance in one show of the Spring Recital.  Class times offered: (only register/attend to one), class size limited to: 14
~ Tuesdays 4:25-5:25 or  Wednesdays 5:20-6:20 or Thursdays 5:00-6:00.  $75/month
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this includes Class, Recital Costume & Tights, Individual & Group Digital Picture in Costume, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions

 

Combo 2:

This is the next class to follow Combo I ~ this is for dancers in 2nd grade or 3rd grade with little to no dance experience. This 75 minute (1hour15mins) class consists of:  Ballet, Tap, Fitness, and Jazz. It is a progression of the dance steps learned from Combo I.  The Ballet teaches grace, the Tap teaches rhythm, and the Fitness teaches flexibility & co-ordination.  They will perform 2 dances ~ a Jazz & Tap ~ in the Spring Recital.  Class times offered (only register/attend to one):  class size limited to: 16
~ Tuesdays 4:20-5:35 or  Wednesdays 4:25-5:40.  $85/month
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this includes Class, Recital Costume & Tights, Individual & Group Digital Picture in Costume, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions

 

 

Combo 3:

This is the next class to follow Combo 2 and also for new/beginning levels in grades 3 & 4.  This combo class continues and excels the introduction of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Fitness (Stretch & Strengthening class).  Class length total is 90 minutes (1hour30mins).  Basic intro to each style of dance.  They will perform a Ballet, Tap and Jazz dance in the Spring Recital.    Class time offered:  class size limited to: 16
~ Thursdays 4:15-5:45.  $100/month
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this includes Class, Recital Costume & Tights, Individual & Group Digital Picture in Costume, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions

 


Combo 4:

This is the next class to follow Combo 3 and taking the place of Ballet/Tap/Jazz II/III. We will be doing combination classes for all Elementary Level Dancers.  This combo class will consist of Ballet/Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, and Fitness (Stretch & Strengthening class) including: barre work, center floor work and across the floor work.  This class is for 4th & 5th graders, is part of our recreational program, and will include Performance Team Members. Class length total is 105 minutes (1hour45 mins).   They will perform a Lyrical, Tap and Jazz dance in the Spring Recital.    Class time offered:  class size limited to: 16
~ Mondays 4:10 - 5:55.  $110/month
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this includes Class, Recital Costume & Tights, Individual & Group Digital Picture in Costume, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL DANCERS PROGRAM
Note: MS/HS Performance Team members will take the below level classes for their age group, along with an additional Team class Mondays 6:00-6:30.  This Performance Team group is audition based.

 

 

There is a multiple class discount for the Middle School/High School Level.  It is (-)$5.00 per additional class.

 

Ballet/Lyrical I/II:

This class will continue to teach Ballet technique but will add an emotional and expressive aspect to the dance moves emphasizing combinations to "feel" and "interpret" the music.  This is our Middle School/High School Level I/II with 0-3 years in this level experience. Grades 5+. Class time offered:  class size limited to: 18 
~ Mondays 7:05-7:50.  $60/month
<—this includes Class, Recital Costume & Tights, Individual & Group Digital Picture in Costume, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions.

 

Lyrical III/IV:

This class will continue to teach Ballet technique but will add an emotional and expressive aspect to the dance moves emphasizing combinations to "feel" and "interpret" the music. This is our Middle School/High School Level III/IV with 3+ in this level years experience.  Grades 8 - 12.  Class time offered:  class size limited to: 18 
~ Mondays 7:05-7:50.  $60/month
<—this includes Class, Recital Costume & Tights, Individual & Group Digital Picture in Costume, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions

 

Pointe I:

Introduction to Pointe work ~ on flat and on Pointe shoes.  Grades 9 - 12 with Ballet/Lyrical experience.  It is up to the dancer to get fitted for Pointe shoes at a dance store. MDDU recommends  Erie Dancewear Center.  http://www.dancewearcenterllc.com. ~Call Dancewear Center first to make an appointment.   
Class time offered:  class size limited to: 14 ~ Mondays 6:30-7:00.  $50/month <—
this includes Class, Recital Costume & Tights, Individual & Group Digital Picture in Costume, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions

 

 

 

Jazz/Funk I/II:

This 30 min. class consists of warm-up, basic dance steps, jammin' variations, and combos to upbeat pop music. It's geared to learning funky video moves and styles.  This is our Middle School/High School Level I/II with 0-3 years in this level experience.  Grades 5+. Class time offered:  class size limited to: 18 ~ Mondays 7:55-8:25.  
$50/month
<—this includes Class, Recital Costume & Tights, Individual & Group Digital Picture in Costume, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions

 

Jazz/Funk III/IV:

This 30 min. class consists of warm-up, basic dance steps, jammin' variations, and combos to upbeat pop music. It's geared to learning funky video moves and styles.  This is our Middle School/High School Level III/IV with 3+ in this level years experience. Grades 8 - 12. Class time offered:  class size limited to: 16 ~ Mondays 7:55-8:25.  
$50/month
<—this includes Class, Recital Costume & Tights, Individual & Group Digital Picture in Costume, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions

 

 

MS/HS Tap I/II:

This 30 mins. Tap class will feature tap technique, terminology, a variety of rhythmical steps and footwork, and variations from old to new styles. No matter the level, it's a fun rhythmical and aerobic experience.  All the basic sounds, rhythms, footwork, steps and combinations will be taught to a variety of songs. This is our Middle School/High School Level I/II with 0-3 years in this level experience. Grades 5+.  Class time offered:  class size limited to: 18 ~ Mondays 6:30-7:00.  $50/month <—this includes Class, Recital Costume & Tights, Individual & Group Digital Picture in Costume, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions

 

MS/HS Tap III/IV:

This class is taught as a year-to-year progressive class. Based upon grade and experience, the dancer will learn tap technique, terminology, a variety of rhythmical steps and footwork, and variations from old to new styles. All the basic sounds, rhythms, footwork, steps and combinations will be taught to a variety of songs. This is our Middle School/High School Level III/Iv with 3+ in this level years experience. Grades 8 - 12 with experience.  
Class time offered:  class size limited to: 16 ~ Mondays 8:30-9:00.  $50/month. <—this includes Class, Recital Costume & Tights, Individual & Group Digital Picture in Costume, Recital T-shirt, Recital Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions

 


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DANCE YEAR INFORMATION ~ 39th Season!

 

⭐️ Classes start the week of: August 29th
Yes, there is dance Labor Day Monday;   NO, there will not be dance Halloween Monday.

 

⭐️  NEW this year = Monthly Payments are bundled with:  weekly class, Recital Costume, Recital Tights, Individual Recital Costume Digital Picture, Group Recital Costume Digital Picture, Recital T-shirt, Recital Commemorative Program Book, 2 Recital Admissions, with 7 Monthly Payments (Sept-April, no Dec. pay).  There are 7 Monthly Payments, regardless of number of classes, due by 15th of each Month.  There is No December pay.   Late fee is: $10/month if not paid by 16th of Month.   Autopay is available; otherwise, cash or check can be dropped in black mailbox located in back of building.

    We take the month of December off

 

⭐️ The Spring Recital, “For The Love Of Dance”, will be May 2 - 8, located at Struthers Library Theatre with similar setup as 2021-22 Recital. (Little Dancers/Elementary 1 & 2 Combo Level dancers during weekday class night;  Elementary 3 & 4 Combo Levels Friday; MS/HS on Saturday; Dance Company Sun)

⭐️  Individual/Group Pictures will be taken in-studio by Miss Molly week of March 27th during regular classes.

 

⭐️ One week Spring/Easter Break will be:  Tues. April 4 thru Mon. April 10.

 

💡 All communication is done via EMAIL ([email protected]), posted to MDDU Facebook Page, MDDU Instagram, Website (www.mollydiesdance.com) and GoMotion App.  *Please have an updated Email on file that you do indeed actually check!  😉.    

💡Also see “Year-at-a-Glance” for a list view breakdown week-by-week for the whole dance year!