MCDC Classes for Young Dancers

October 2014.
Notes from the Director
NEW Boys' Classes, Oct. 30 - Dec. 11
Adult MCDC Classes
Please Be On Time!
Mark Your Calendars
Birthday Corner
Inclement Weather
Notes from the Director

Dear MCDC Dancers & Parents:

We have some exciting events coming up this month with MCDC!

Look for our MCDC Merchandise Sale coming up mid-October through mid-November. Students will be receiving a handout in class, featuring MCDC apparel available for sale. This year's items include shirts, pants, water bottles, and lanyards. MCDC items make great holiday gifts!

Gayanne Grossman, Lecturer in Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dancers at Muhlenberg, will be teaching a two-hour master class in conditioning and healthy habits for young dancers to our Performance Company students on Thursday, Oct. 23. This class is also open to any of our advanced students for a small fee of $10.

We will be hosting our annual Bring A Friend Week, Oct. 20-25. MCDC dancers are encouraged to bring a friend to their classes all week long to experience the MCDC community. Forms will be sent home this week. Guests should bring a consent form signed by their parent! No guest may participate without a signed consent form.

Lastly, Parent Observation Week will be Nov. 10-15. Parents are welcome to join their dancers in class to watch how the weekly dance class unfolds and see what the students have been working on technically and artistically.

Lisa Bottitta-Busfield
MCDC Educational Director

NEW Boys' Classes, Oct. 30 - Dec. 11

If you know any boys ages 5-8 who are interested in trying dance, this class is for them! The six-week classes, under the direction of Muhlenberg faculty, will focus on basic ballet and jazz technique while sampling the styles of tap, hip hop, creative movement, and Irish dance.

Ages 5-8
Oct. 30 – Dec. 11
Thursdays, 5-6 p.m.

Download registration form

Adult MCDC Classes
For adults this fall, we are offering classes in tap, ballet, and pilates. We offer classes perfect for all levels. If you enjoyed dance classes in your youth or you have always wanted to try tap, dance, or pilates, MCDC adult classes are the ideal opportunity. Check them out!

Adult classes begin in the next couple weeks!

Please Be On Time!

It's very important that your child arrive on time to class. Late arrivals disrupt class and force the teacher to repeat important instructions. Also, the first part of each class is a physical warmup to prepare the dancers for class activities — which is essential to your child's health and safety.

We know everyone has a hectic schedule, but we ask that you please prioritize arriving early for your child's dance class every week.

Mark Your Calendars

Oct. 3-7: Fall break
Oct. 20-25:
Bring a Friend Week — form download
Nov. 10-15: Parent Observation Week
Nov. 26-30: Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 13: Fall Session classes end. Performance Day, 2 p.m.

Birthday Corner

Happy Birthday, MCDC Dancers!


10. Cameron Weaver
16. Elizabeth Keifer
17. Emily Lynn Lewis
18. Grace McEvan
24. Harrison Covell


8. Rachel Lazzaro
8. Callia Weiner
17. Paige Mathieu
20. Amanda Gulliver
25. Morgan Stevens
26. Milla Hahn
27. Catherine Neagle
27. Sofia Rosa

Not all of the fall registrations had been processed when this list was compiled.
Did we miss anyone? Let us know by e-mailing
Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, please check the MCDC website or the WFMZ News website for MCDC class cancellations.