MND runs our season from September- June ending with a final performance showcase at the end of May (mid June). Each dancer who registers at MND is enrolled for the full 10 month season.
Little Star Program Ages 3-5 years old
This program is for ages 3-5 years old. At this age, MND offers a combo class which combines both jazz, tap, & ballet all in one class once a week for an hour the whole season. Dancers learn the fundamentals of each style along with structure, training, and social skills. MND also offers hip-hop as a separate one hour individual class once the dancer is 5 years old.
Master Program Levels
MND runs strict advanced level classes in what we like to call our "Master Program". This is what makes up our competition team here at MND. This team ranges in ages 5-18 year old and makes up over 120 of our dancers at MND. The Master Program is split into 4 divisions, Master Tap, Master Hip-Hop, Master Dance (jazz/lyrical based), & Master Modern. The Master Program is hand selected based on technique, in class ability, performance quality, and commitment after much observation by the directors and staff. Within each division MND offers sub divisions based on age & choreography grouping for the competition season. Our Master Program competes at 1-2 Regional and National Competitions throughout the season. These dancers train an extensive amount of hours at MND. Each dancer is evaluated at the end of each season to join or remain in the program.
Recreational Classes Ages 6-18 years old
MND offers recreational classes for ages 6-18 years old. MND offers classes in hip-hop, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and pre pointe. Dancers are placed based on age and the style they choose to register for. Dancers will learn the fundamentals of the style of their choice as well as begin to develop thier ability to adapt to choreography, structure, teamwork, and technqiue.
Innovation Dance Project Company
Innovation Dance Project (IDP) is the name of our elite company within MND. This is one of our most advanced teams offered for dancers who excel and focus in the areas of jazz and contemporary. Dancers are expected to condition throughout the season and follow very strict and intense class schedules. These dancers also must participate in our master program as well. This team trains an extensive amount of hours a week. This is audition based only. Dancers compete at 3-4 regional and 1-2 National competitions and attend mandatory conventions throughout the season. They learn a number of routines within the company that compete and participate fully with MND's normal studio program. This team ranges in ages 10-18 years old.