MDCD COMPETITION TEAM

About

Millennium Dance Complex Denver (“MDCD”) is entering its 3rd competition season.  MDCD has been very successful during competitions and conventions, and our success is the direct result of the high level training provided by the MDCD faculty and the hard work put in by each student.  Competitions can be highly subjective, so MDCD structures its program to concentrate on student growth in ability, technique, choreography retention,  and the overall happiness of its dancers.

MDCD has many ties to the Los Angeles dance community, so included in our training focus is industry dance styles (contemporary, hip hop, jazz and jazz funk).  MDCD takes pride in all technique classes, including ballet, jazz and leaps & turns.  During the 2018-2018 season, MDCD is expanding its ballet program, and will offer both pointe and pre-pointe (not required).  At MDCD, we believe that our student’s success is only possible because of the high level of technique training we offer, which cultivates growth in all industry dance styles.

MDCD is a unique drop-in style training studio. Team students will always have a place in classes, but MDCD does allow non-team students the opportunity to train in “team level” classes.  If classes have availability, non-team students can take class based on age, ability and maturity. Should a student decide that MDCD is the right home studio, please be open minded to learn in a new and progressive studio with a unique training philosophy. Drop-in to a class today and see why MDCD is the right choice for your student!!

Past Guest Choreographers

JoJo Gomez

JoJo Gomez

Janelle Ginestra

Janelle Ginestra

Kenya Clay

Kenya Clay

George Jones Jr.

George Jones Jr.

Donivan Okimura

Donivan Okimura

Competitions & Conventions

MDCD competition team dancers are required to participate in 2 friends and family showcases (Dec & May), 2 regional conventions and 3 regional dance competitions. Additionally, one large group hip hop team will perform at Monsters of Hip Hop and is required to attend the Monsters of Hip Hop convention.  Although this convention is optional for the rest of the team, we highly recommend that all of our dancers participate in this amazing experience and cheer on our dancers during their performance.

 

Solo/Duet/Trio

MDCD allows ALL team students to participate in solos, duets and trios.  Students looking to compete in solos, duets and trios ONLY are required to audition, and required to sign a contract and commit to the same training hours as the competition team.  These dancers will be placed in the dance style in which they are deemed strongest during auditions. Choreographer preference will be given to competition team students, and the student must use a choreographer affiliated with MDCD. Please do not ask choreographers until after auditions on June 10, 2017.

Below is the process to compete in solos, duets and trios:

  1. Fill out a request form and list your top two choreographers
  2. Receive approval from MDCD and the choreographer
  3. Pay the $200 studio rental fee (10 hours). Additional team rates are $10 per 1/2 hour.
  4. Discuss rates for solo/duet/trio with the choreographers 
  5. Reserve rehearsal times with the front desk

Master Classes

MDCD focuses on the growth and development of all dancers. The exposure to the amazing guest choreographers helps dancers to build confidence while learning high level choreography retention from the best in the industry.  Competition team dancers are required to take (6) six master classes during the 2017-2018 dance season, and these six classes are chosen by the studio director.

Master Classes in 2017-2018 have included Karon Lynn, Alexander Chung, Jersey, Hamilton Evans, Matt Steffanina, Mikey DellaVella, Jake Kodish, Alex Fetbroth, Blake McGrath, Janelle Ginestra and more.

Summer Intensives

Technique Intensive (Required) – This two week intensive is REQUIRED for the MDCD competition team. CLICK HERE for dates and cost.

Industry Intensive (Optional) – The industry intensive was a huge success!  We want to thank Alex Fetbroth, Karon Lynn, Kenya Clay, Jersey, George Jones Jr, Celeste Cancel, Lexi Theodore and Alexis Saenz for two days of amazing classes!  Please look for information about the 2018 industry intensive, which will be available soon.

2018 Tuition

Tuition is 10 payments from August 2018 – May 2019, and is due on the 2nd of each month.  Pre-payment discounts are available, and are due by August 1, 2018.

Level Tuition Paid in Full Discount Training Hours Rehearsal Hours
Mini (6-8 yrs old) $240/month 5% 4/week .75 per dance
Junior (9-11 yrs old) $300/month 5% 8/week .75 per dance
Teen (12-14) $310/month 5% 9.5/week .75 per dance
Senior (15-19) $310/month 5% 9.5/week .75 per dance

2018 Team Fees

Each dancer is responsible for team fees, which are charged on a per dance basis.  An initial costume deposit is due August 5, 2018.  The remaining balance is paid over 8 months, from August 15, 2018 – March 15, 2019, and is due on the 15th of each month.   

The 2018-2019 costs are TBD, and will cover the following:  1. All competition dance entry fees for 3 competitions  2. Competition dance entry fees for 2 conventions (Excludes the cost to attend the convention and the performance fee for Monsters of Hip Hop)  3. Costumes (excluding shoes, make-up, and guest choreography)  4. Extra team rehearsal time  5. Coaches pay at competitions.  

Nationals (MDCD Los Angeles Optional Training Trip)

In lieu of Nationals during the 2017-2018 dance season, MDCD is going to host an optional training trip to Los Angeles, California.  Dancers will have the opportunity to participate in private master classes, train at Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles, IMMASPACE and other amazing studios.  Dates are TBD.

Competition Team Auditions – JUNE 2, 2018

Millennium Dance Complex is only looking for 50 competition team dancers this year to represent our studio on stage.  During 2018-2019 season, MDCD will have an expanded ballet program, dynamic guest choreography and unique master classes taught by the best in L.A. 

After the audition registration form is submitted, you will be re-directed to the Millennium Dance Complex Denver Mind Body login page.  Please create an account, go to the online store and purchase your audition registration spot for $20.00.  Spots will not be held until the audition has been paid for.

Register for 2018 Auditions Here. Spots are not confirmed until payment is received.