MDCD COMPETITION TEAM

JANELLE GINESTRA

LET’S GET WONKY

JOJO GOMEZ

POPPIN’

JOJO GOMEZ

RING THE ALARM

About

Millennium Dance Complex Denver (“MDCD”) is entering its 3rd competition season.  MDCD has been very successful during competitions and conventions, however, 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.  Since competitions can be highly subjective, MDCD structures its program to concentrate on student growth,  and the overall happiness of its dancers.

MDCD has many ties to Los Angeles, so our main training focus is on industry dance styles (contemporary, hip hop, jazz and jazz funk).  However, our student’s success in these industry styles is only possible because of the high level of technique training we offer, which cultivates growth in all industry dance styles, including hip hop and jazz funk. 

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 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!!

Competitions & Conventions

MDCD competition team dancers are required to participate in (1) friends and family showcase, (2) regional conventions and (3) three regional dance competitions. Additionally, our large group hip hop team will perform at Monsters of Hip Hop, and although this convention is optional, 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 $160 studio rental fee (8 hours) or $200 (10 hours). Additional team rates are $10 per 1/2 hour.
  4. Discuss rates for solo/duet/trio with the choreographers (contractors)
  5. Reserve rehearsal times with the front desk

Master Classes

MDCD focuses on the growth and development of all our dancers. The exposure to our amazing guest choreographers during master classes allows dancers to build confidence while learning high level choreography retention from the best in the industry.  Competition team dancers are required to take (5) five master classes during the 2017-2018 dance season, and these five classes are chosen by the studio director.

Master Classes in 2016-2017 included JoJo Gomez, Janelle Ginestra, Jersey, Karon Lynn, Hamilton Evans, Matt Steffanina, KK Harris, Antoine Troupe and more.

Summer Intensives

2017 Industry Intensive – 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 Technique Intensive – This two week intensive is REQUIRED for the MDCD competition team. Dates and times are TBD.

Tuition

Tuition is 10 payments from August 2017 – May 2018, and is due on the 2nd of each month.

Level Tuition Paid in Full Discount Training Hours Rehearsal Hours
Pee Wee (4-5 yrs old) $160/month 10% 3.5/week .75 per dance
Mini (6-8 yrs old) $245/month 10% 5/week .75 per dance
Junior (9-11 yrs old) $300/month 10% 7.5/week .5 per dance
Teen (12-14) $300/month 10% 9/week .5 per dance
Senior (15-19) $300/month 10% 9/week .5 per dance

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.

2018 Auditions – Dates are TBD

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