MCDC Classes for Young Dancers

MCDC News
December 2014.
Notes from the Director
Student of the Month
Spring Registration for Youth and Adults
Master Choreographers, Feb. 5-7
Mark Your Calendars
Birthday Corner
Inclement Weather
Notes from the Director

Dear MCDC Dancers & Parents:

Only a few weeks left in the semester and we are preparing to show our families what we’ve learned at our Performance Day Showcase. This will encompass a short demonstration from each class highlighting some of the technical and artistic elements of dance students have been concentrating on since September. Please join us Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Downstairs Studio Theatre of Trexler Pavilion.

Dancers will wear their normal class attire and are asked to be there by 1:45 p.m. Admission is free. MCDC’s Performance Company will also be presenting pieces they have been working on immediately following Performance Day. Everyone is welcome to stay!

Lastly, all merchandise orders will be available for pick up at the showing.

Regards,
Lisa Bottitta-Busfield
MCDC Educational Director

Student of the Month
This month's Student of the Month is Winslow Coleman. Winslow is 6 years 348 days old and is in first grade at Seven Generations Charter School in Emmaus. This is the first time he has taken dance lessons, but he has made dances before, one of which you can see at http://www.viddler.com/v/e7cbc2aa. Winslow's hobbies include bouncing around on the couch, playing outside with the snow, reading, watching movies, making drawings, and making tools.
Spring Registration for Youth and Adults

The spring semester begins Jan. 12 and registration has begun! You can download the brochure and registration form on our website.

Youth Brochure
Youth Registration Form

Adult Brochure
Adult Registration Form

Master Choreographers, Feb. 5-7

Join us and see your teachers perform in a spectacular evening of ballet, contemporary dance, tap and jazz! Master Choreographers showcases exciting new dance works choreographed by nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists and faculty.

This season’s Master Choreographers concert will feature choreography by guest artist Jessica Lang, artistic director of Jessica Lang Dance and recipient of the 2014 New York Dance and Performance Award ("Bessie Award") for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer.

The evening will also feature works by: Danish choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen; Corrie Franz Cowart, co-artistic director of Co-Art Dance; Heidi Cruz-Austin, alumna of the Pennsylvania Ballet; Jeffrey Peterson, former dancer with Danny Buraczeski's Jazzdance; Shelley Oliver, director of Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers; Karen Dearborn, founding director of the Muhlenberg Dance Program; and Dorrell Martin, founder of Léon Dance Arts NY.

If you can, please plan to attend the 2 p.m. show on Saturday, Feb. 7, Your teachers who are dancing in the concert will come out after the show and talk about working with our faculty and guest artists to create this concert.

Thursday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 6, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m.

ORDER TICKETS
By phone: 484.664.3333
By email: boxoffice@muhlenberg.edu
Order Online

Mark Your Calendars

Dec. 13: Fall Session classes end. Performance Day, 2 p.m.
Jan. 5: Spring registration due
Jan. 12: Spring session begins
Feb. 7: MCDC Day at Master Choreographers, 2 p.m.
Mar. 1-8: No Classes - Spring Break
Apr. 3-5: No Classes - Easter Break
May 2: Spring Session Classes End
May 4-5: Make-Up Days (if needed)
May 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m.: Spring Show Technical Rehearsal (mandatory)
May 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m.: Spring Show Dress Rehearal (mandatory)
May 8-9: Spring Shows (Baker Theatre)
..............Friday, May 8, 7 p.m.: first show
..............Saturday, May 9, 1 p.m.: second show and reception

Birthday Corner

Happy Birthday, MCDC Dancers!

December

1. Robesyn Allport
2. Chloe Brown
2. Meghan Miller-Brown
3. Malini Ray
4. Mikaela Garber
19. Winslow Coleman

January

17. Leigha Montes
29. Emma Smith

Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, please check the MCDC website or the WFMZ News website for MCDC class cancellations.