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Due to COVID, Spring 2021 in-person classes will be delayed. All updates will be posted here.

Due to COVID, Spring 2021 in-person classes will be delayed. All updates will be posted here.

Programs

Dance

"My daughter has blossomed into a confident young lady with goals, values, and self-respect." - Parent

 

The Dance Department offers high quality instruction in a variety of movement styles and techniques both for students ages 3.5 to adult who want to explore dance for personal enjoyment, and those who want to prepare for a career in dance. Enrollment in group dance classes averages 15 - 18 students in order to promote more individual attention and sustained progress. Private classes are also available, where possible, by request. Classes are 60 minutes in duration, or 90 minutes for “combo” classes, in the following disciplines:

Mind-Builders also offers FREE/donation Fit4Life adult classes to promote health and fitness, including:

Dance Class Descriptions


Registration for dance classes

Dance classes begin in October and end in May with a recital. Fall registration begins in May, and continues until mid-March if space is available in the class. Students are grouped according to age for students 9 and under, and according to ability for ages students10 and up.  Check the class schedule for complete information.

Registration and Information


Merit Dance Scholarship Program

This is a special program for the most dedicated dance students ages 11 to 18 who pass an audition and maintain a satisfactory academic level in school. The objectives of the program are to help students achieve high levels of technique and performance skills, as they hone their abilities in pursuit of their goals. Merit Scholars are also trained to assist the dance teachers in the classes of the younger and beginner level students.

Mind-Builders Dance Ensemble/Pre-Professional Workshop

By Audition or Invitation Only -- For the student pursuing professional experience and training focused on learning dance repertory and technically advanced performing techniques. Students have the opportunity of working with several choreographers and learning several dances over the season. The students in the Dance Ensemble participate in community performances and are featured in Mind-Builders Kwanzaa, Heroes Day and Annual Dance Recital.