MCDC Classes for Young Dancers

Frequently Asked Questions

What class levels should I take?

Students without experience in a particular style should begin at Level I. Students with prior experience should consult with the director to discuss placement. Email mcdc@muhlenberg.edu.
Placement in Ballet II, III and IV and the Performance Company classes must be approved by the drector. Students will advance through levels at their own rate, and the director will assess and determine students' levels.

What should I wear?

Creative Movement and Boys' Class: Comfortable clothing that does not inhibit them from moving freely and safely; bare feet are required.
Ballet attire: solid-color fitted shirt, fitted black dance pants, and black or neutral ballet slippers.
Jazz, tap, and modern attire for girls: any color leotard with jazz pants/leggings and appropriate footwear — jazz or tap shoes, bare feet.
Jazz, tap, and modern attire for boys: fitted t-shirt and fitted dance pants with appropriate footwear.

Are there any discounts available?

Muhlenberg College students receive 30% off total fees.
Faculty and staff receive 15% off total fees.
Families registering more than one child receive a 10% discount off their total tuition.
No more than one discount program per family.

Can I drop in and take a class?

Yes! The drop-in rate is $15, payable at the door. This is a good option for trying out a class to see if it's the right class for you.

Do I need to pay the registration fee?

Each family needs to pay the registration fee just once per year, so if you pay in the fall you do not have to pay again in the Spring.

Where are my classes?

ULS: Upper Level Dance Studio, Trexler Pavilion
LLS: Lower Level Dance Studio, Trexler Pavilion
CA 226: Studio 226, Baker Center for the Arts
Brown: Brown Basement Studio, Brown Hall

Take a look at the campus map for more information.

What should parents do during class?

Parents are not permitted to sit in the classroom and observe their child’s class. This is to insure optimal learning for ALL children attending class. If there are any problems, the teacher or assistant will contact you immediately.

We recommend parents find one of the many comfortable public spaces on campus during their children's class:

  • Trexler Pavilion: The Box Office Lobby and Baker Theatre Lobby ("The Fishbowl"), just an elevator ride away from the Upper Level Studio
  • Baker Center for the Arts: The vending area, just across the Main Concourse from the steps up to the Tap Box (CA-226); the Martin Art Gallery, right up the ramp.
  • Trexler Library, right down Chew Street
  • Seegers Union, where you can get a snack at Java Joe's Coffee Cart and the General's Quarters.

Consult the campus map for more information.

What if the weather is bad?

Cancellations and delays will be posted on WFMZ. You can check TV, radio, or wfmz.com.