Dance Academy Classes

Pacific Northwest Icons Poster - A Dance Recital
Spring Fling Flier June 1st - A Family Dance Event

Summer Dance Classes are open for registration!

Summer Dance Weekly Class Schedule 2019

Summer Dance Camp Schedule 2019

Fall Academy Registration Starts August 5th

Fall schedule available on August 5th via DASH and the Craze brochure

School Year Calendar 2019-20


2019

Aug. 24th ROCKSTARS Performing Company 2019-2020 Season start and Audition 
Sept. 9th Classes begin Mon.

Oct. 31st Halloween Thurs.  - No afternoon Dance or Fitness classes
Nov. 11th Veterans Day Mon.  - No afternoon Dance or Fitness classes

Nov. 27th Thanksgiving Eve Weds.  - No afternoon Dance or Fitness classes
Nov. 27th – Sat. Nov. 30th 
Thanksgiving Break - No Dance or Fitness Classes

Winter Concert TBA (traditionally on Dec 7th or 14th)

Dec. 23rd – Jan. 5th

Winter Break

2020

Jan. 20th Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon.  - No Academy Classes
Jan. 27th  Second Semester begins
Feb. 17th Presidents' Day Mon.  - No Academy Classes

April 6th – April 11th
Spring Break - No Dance or Fitness Classes

May 23rd – May 25th
Memorial Day Long Weekend Break  - No Dance or Fitness Classes

Recital Mandatory Stage/Dress Rehearsal TBA (traditionally Sunday 5/31 or 6/6)
Spring Recital 2 shows TBA (traditionally Saturday 6/5 or 6/13)

June 8th - June 13th
Last week for Academy Dance classes

Program Information

Our excellent staff provide instruction in Creative Dance, Creative Pre-Ballet, Ballet levels I-VI, Pre/Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz levels I-VI, Tap Levels I-IV and Tap/Ballet Combo, Hip Hop levels I-IV, and Irish Step levels I-V. These classes provide a structured approach to dance, with an emphasis on technique, creativity and building self esteem. We strive to bring each dancer to their best movement and artistic potential while remaining open and inclusive.

Students may register by semester, or for the full year and must be 3.5 years old by September 15th 2017. Dancers who register for the full year receive a discount. Students may enter the program any time until april 15th. However, all dancers will be evaluated in their first class for proper placement at the teacher and directors discretion to ensure all students are properly challenged. Students dancing in the fall have the opportunity to perform in the Winter Dance Concert. Spring semester dancers are invited to perform in our formal year-end recital. Good attendance, a minimum of 75% of classes before the performance, is required to perform in any show.

The Winter Dance concert is less formal; students borrow costume pieces to accessorize their dress code/classroom attire. Dancers have the option of purchasing a video of this performance. June Recital dancers are required to purchase costumes and attend a dress/stage rehearsal, and will have the option of purchasing recital photos and videos. Tickets will be available for purchase. Please see our dance program policies at the link below for more information.

Dress Code

In General:

  1. Never wear your dance shoes outside. Always change your shoes at the studio door.
  2. Everyone's hair must be secured off their face so they can focus on learning to move.
  3. Jeans and other non flexible fabrics are not appropriate for dance.

Creative Dance

Boys - sweats or shorts and a plain t-shirt, bare feet
Girls - any color leotard, footless tights or leggings, bare feet

Creative Pre-Ballet & Ballet I-VI

Boys - plaint t-shirt, black tights or leggings, black leather ballet shoes
Girls - black leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes
Level II-VI must have their hair in a bun. Pre-Ballet & Level I are practicing buns.

Tap & Ballet

Boys - plain t-shirt, black leggings, black leather ballet shoes & black tap shoes
Girls - black leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, hair in a ponytail or bun
*Tap shoe fasteners are for sale at the front desk and shorten the time it takes to change shoes

Tap / Jazz / Jazz combo classes / Lyrical

Boys & Girls - black jazz pants, plain t-shirt or leotard
Tap shoes, Jazz shoes, Bare Feet - respectively

Hip Hop

Boys & Girls - clean dance sneakers that haven't been worn outside, sportswear

Irish Step Dance

Boys & Girls - sportswear, black ghillies or black ballet slippers

How to Register

  • Read our Dance Program Policies
  • Sign the policies acknowledgment form. Children 7 and older also need to sign!
  • Fill out the registration form
  • Fill out the Children's Emergency, Health and Development form
  • Bring them all into the pavilion and turn them in at the front desk with your payment
Cheshire Cats Dancing on stage - Alice in Wonderland 2018

MLT Dance Academy Registration Forms

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