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MCDS Dance Programs

Spartan Rhythm

for Middle and Upper School
The dance program provides a foundation in dance that introduces the creative process of self-exploration, group interaction and the cognizance of rhythmic musicality.

From our unique atmosphere to the state-of-the-art dancing studio, we provide the resources and the environment to give all dancers the best possible experience. We enhance students’ technique in:

  • Modern / Contemporary
  • Hip-Hop
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Theater Dance
  • Latin Dance
    • Spartan Rhythm

    • Ballet

Ballet Conditioning

Ballet sets the foundation for every dancer, in all styles of dance. It establishes a sense of discipline, confidence and collaboration required to succeed.

Through lessons, our ballet dancers build strong balance, spatial and kinesthetic awareness which prepares them for all other types of dance.

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  • Contemporary/Modern

    Moving Stories (Physical and Emotional)

    Contemporary dance is the most popular form of dance expression. Our dancers learn abstract movements by the changing of rhythm and directions in unpredictable ways.

    Taking this class enables dancers to learn free, expressive movements and to showcase their unique talent as individuals.
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Hip-hop dancing helps our dancers improve flexibility, develop body balance and build coordination in a way no other dance style can.

We expose our students to various techniques, methods and styles, encouraging them to discover their own style to build confidence and creativity. Classes combine strength, momentum, balance and creativity.


Jazz dancing showcases individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way.

The experience of jazz dancing is energetic and fun through its unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. Jazz funk incorporates pieces of other genres into one expressive style.

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  • The Sensational Dancical

    It’s a dance…It’s a musical…It’s a Dancical! Students hit the stage with our annual Dancical performed by students in all classes from Middle School to Upper School. From Spongebob to Spiderman, our students have fun and showcase the skills they’ve learned in a vibrant performance that has Spartan parents dancing in their seat.
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Lower School Dancers

It’s never too early to start feeling the rhythm. Our Lower School students have the chance to express movement and begin their dance education through our auxiliary programs. On the weekend, our young dancers can learn the basics of Hip-Hop, Ballet and Tap.

Striving for Excellence in the Upper School

Upper School students at MCDS continue their learning and training within the world of dance. After further developing the fundamentals and critically discussing historic and notable works, students focus on technique, complex combinations and the process of choreography. The training encompasses Contemporary, American Jazz and Tap Dance styles.
    • Diversity Performances

MCDS Diversity Performances Address Inequalities

To understand inequalities in the world we live in, we must take account of the relationship between structural disadvantage and agency. The class looks at structural issues within our own culture and we, as individuals, self-reflect on our behaviors.

Students build cultural awareness and a sense of personal identity, while addressing real world issues.

  • Self-reflection
  • Me Too Movement
  • Poverty
  • Empathy

The Miami Dance Experience For Passionate Performers

  • Performers interested in the professional performance art industry can prepare through our Miami Dance Experience: a new-aged “innovative performance training intensive.”
  • The Miami Dance Experience is a personalized learning experience created to show dancers the options they have and what steps they can take to be successful.
  • This three-day convention focuses on the essentials needed to be successful in today’s modern dance industry. Dancers get the opportunity to work with some of the most sought-after choreographers in the business.
    • Miacucina

Take a look at the amazing things our students are doing at @dancelifemcds on Instagram
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MCDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or local laws.
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