Summer Classes

Summer Classes – Registration NOW Open!

MBC offers a wide variety of summer sessions and classes for all ages and styles of dance.  These can be a great way for new students to try MBC for a few weeks or for current students to stay up on their technique.

There is no registration fee for summer classes and no formal dress code. We hope that you will enjoy your classes with MBC and we look forward to welcoming you to the studio this summer.

Classes will continue to follow any COVID-19 guidelines put forth by the State of Minnesota that are relevant at the time of classes.

2021 Summer Classes

Itty Bitty Dance Sessions

Our Itty Bitty session classes for dancers ages 2 to 3 years of age. These classes are a fun way to develop coordination, strength, and musicality in a really fun setting! Dancers will get to use props and music to enhance their experience and excite their imaginations.

Each session runs for four weeks and the dancers meet once a week. Dancers may wear anything that is easy to move it, tights, leggings, jogging pants, leotards, tutus etc.  Ballet slippers are recommended.

Children’s Division Ballet Sessions

Dancers learn to experience dance in a fun environment.  This is a ballet based class and dancers begin to learn basic terms and concepts associated with ballet.  The class uses age appropriate music, movement, and memory games.

Girls may wear any solid color leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Boys may wear solid color shirt and pants/tights with ballet slippers.

Each session runs for four weeks and dancers meet once a week.

Youth Division Ballet Sessions

Classical dance for the semi experienced dancer. Dancers in this level have all had some previous ballet/dance training and are comfortable with the terminology and structure.

Girls may wear any solid color leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Boys may wear solid color shirt and pants/tights with ballet slippers.

Each session runs for two weeks and meets two days a week.

Intermediate Ballet 1 is recommended for dancers in Ballet 1A and Ballet 1B

Intermediate Ballet 2 is recommended for dancers in Ballet 2A and Ballet 2B

Pointe Clinic is recommended for dancers in Ballet 2A, Ballet 2B, Ballet 3A and Ballet 3B. It will focus on foot and ankle strength and help prepare dancers for pointe shoes, or allow dancers new to pointe to gain additional strength in their feet, ankles, and legs.

Pre-Professional Division Ballet Sessions

Classical ballet classes for dancers with prior ballet and pointe work experience. It requires more attention to quality and a firm understanding of ballet concepts as well as appropriate strength for pointe work.

Dancers should wear a leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers with hair in a bun. Gentlemen should wear tights and a dance shirt with ballet slippers

Each session runs for two weeks and meets two days a week.

Anyone registering for this level should have several years prior experience in ballet and prior pointe work. Recommended for Ballet 3A and above.

Jazz Sessions

Jazz is the study of dance and music of popular culture emphasizing strength, style and flexibility. Jazz shoes are recommended.

Dancers may wear leggings, shorts, leotard, t-shirts, tank tops. Please no exposed midriffs. 

Each session runs for two weeks and meets two days a week.

Beginning Jazz is recommended for dancers in Pre-Jazz and Jazz 1A

Intermediate Jazz is recommended for dancers in Jazz 1B, Jazz 2A, and Jazz 2B

Advanced Jazz is recommended for dancers in Jazz 3A and above

Tap Sessions

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. 

Tap shoes recommended. Dancers may wear leggings, shorts, leotard, t-shirts, tank tops. Please no exposed midriffs. 

Each session runs for two weeks and meets two days a week.

Beginning Tap is recommended for dancers in Pre-Tap and Tap 1A

Intermediate Tap is recommended for dancers in Tap 1B, Tap 2A, and Tap 2B

Advanced Tap is recommended for dancers in Tap 3A and above

Advanced Ballet Intensive

The ballet intensive is meant for dancers who have completed Ballet 3A or have had one full year of pointe work.  Classes will focus on ballet, pointe and variations, however dancers will be introduced to other styles such as Pilates, Contemporary, Modern, and Jazz.

Ladies will need to be in a leotard of their choice, pink tights, and ballet slippers or pointe shoes.  Gentlemen will need to be in a t-shirt or leotard of their choice and solid color tights with ballet slippers.

Classes will be Monday-Thursday July 12th through 29th. You may register for the full 3 week program until May 1st to received a 10% discount. After May first the cost goes up to $550. You may also register for the weeks individually, but no discount is given. CLICK HERE for full schedule.

Summer Dress Code

Dancers attending for summer sessions do NOT need to purchased a class leotard as we will be using the summer to place them for the fall. Our dress code is more lax in the summer, but we do prefer that all dancers taking ballet are in a leotard of some kind, tights and ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled off the face and in a bun for intermediate and advanced classes.