Dance Classes for Kids
Mountain Contemporary Dance Arts (MCDA) in Louisville, CO offers a wide range of dance classes for kids throughout Boulder County, Colorado!
Why choose MCDA?
We are dedicated to cultivating each dancer’s unique potential through safe, positive and fun learning. We are dedicated to fostering your dancer’s physical, mental, social and emotional intelligence. We have a team of professional, talented, motivating and mature instructors with years of experience and training.
Studies have shown that dance education provides kids with increased attention spans, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. The discipline and camaraderie of dance ensembles helps to develop a positive self-image with healthy self-esteem.
Daisy Program (Level A)
Level II: Ages 6+ with 1+ yrs in our Daisy program
*5 year olds must be in Kindergarten and have previous dance experience to begin the Daisy Program
1-2 classes per week recommended
(Ballet/Tap, Jazz/Hip Hop, Ballet/Gym Combo, Ballet, Contemporary, Contemporary/Gym Combo, Jazz/Contemporary, Breakin’/Hip Hop, Breakin’/Hip Hop/Ninja Zone Combo)
Sunflower Program (Level B)
Level I: Beg/Int Level II: Int/Adv *by invitation
Minimum of 2-3 classes per week is recommended
Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Breakin’/Hip Hop, *MADE JR Company
Lilac Program (Level C)
Pre-Teen and Teen Dancers
Level I: Beg/Int Level II: Int/Adv *by invitation
Minimum of 3-4 classes per week is recommended
Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre, Breakin’/Hip Hop, *MADE JR or SR Company
Ages 5-7, 8+
Breakin’/Hip Hop, Breakin’/Hip Hop, Ninja Zone Combo
*All our classes are co-ed and we encourage our male dancers to sign up for all styles offered in our program.
DANCE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Ballet Classes (ages 5+): Our ballet curriculum is based on contemporary technique training with a focus on healthy anatomical development. Alignment, strength, focus and musicality will be taught at all levels.
Jazz (ages 5+): A theatrical style, jazz uses stylized footwork, leaps and turns in rhythmic combinations. More lyrical and percussive styles of movement and pop music will be included in this class.
Contemporary / Modern (ages 5+): A technique based in discovery and individuality, contemporary/modern focuses on development through the movement fundamentals of time, space and energy. Partnering, floor work, improvisation and composition are included in the class.
Hip Hop and Breakin’ (ages 5+): A social dance technique that includes dynamic footwork, funk styles (such as locking and popping), b-boying and b-girling (footwork, freezes, power moves, top rock) . Rhythm, community building and individual style are developed in this fun-filled class.
Musical Theatre (ages 8+): The perfect class for the natural performer in your family. Dancers will explore dance technique, theatricality, and musicality through songs from popular musicals and films.
Tap Dance (ages 5+): A style of dance that uses footwork and sound to create percussive relationships with music. A variety of tap styles, including hoofing and “Broadway” styles of tap will be introduced in the tap coursework.
Acro for Dancers (special workshops): For the dancer that loves to go upside down. In this class your dancer will work on acrobatic and tumbling skills such as walk-overs, handsprings and dance “tricks”. Strength and flexibility exercises will also be including in the course curriculum.
MADE Performance Company (ages 8+): Does your dancer have the passion for excelling further in the art of dance? Dancers will learn choreography in a range of styles and develop performance skills such as: focus, dynamics, theatricality, which will enable them to be more versatile and expressive performers. Dancers will have the opportunity to perform throughout the season in this special company.
An inspiring student dance company for dedicated and creative dancers! Join M.A.D.E. for our 2016-2017 Season.
M.A.D.E (Mountain Arts Dance Ensemble) is MCDA’s resident student dance ensemble. MCDA is dedicated to providing a professional atmosphere for our performance company that puts your dancer’s artistic expression first. Our company members learn about the art of collegiate and professional concert dance, health, friendship, creativity, team work, and life skills that they will carry with them long after the applause subsides.
As a MADE company member, your dancer will have the opportunity to:
- Take part in 1 weekly class designed especially for the company. Dancers will train and learn choreography in different styles from MADE company directors, as well as special guest choreographers.
- Perform several times throughout the season for special community events.
- Attend exciting field trips to professional dance performances.
- Host special in house MCDA events (including themed dance parties and guest artist classes)
- Placement for Jr/Sr Companies will be recommended and approved by your instructors and the MADE directors.
Our junior company for ages 8-11 introduces our dancers to a variety of styles of choreography and performance opportunities.
Company Classes (Total of 3 hours per week, more if you choose):
- 1 weekly MADE Jr Company rehearsal
- 2 weekly technique classes- 1. ballet 2. class(es) of your choice
Our senior company for our most committed and advanced dancers ages 11-15
Company Classes (Total of 4 hours per week, more if you choose):
- 1 weekly MADE Company Rehearsal
- A minimum of 3 weekly technique classes
- 1. Ballet
- 2. Contemporary and/or Jazz
- 3. Class(es) of your choice
From our Louisville, CO dance studio, Mountain Contemporary Dance Arts offers dance classes for kids & ballet classes for kids, toddlers, teens and adults of Boulder County including Lafayette, Broomfield, and Erie, Colorado.