MDCD COMPETITION TEAM

ABOUT

Millennium Dance Complex Denver (“MDCD”) is entering its 5th competition season during 2019 / 2020.  MDCD’s success is the direct result of the high level training provided by the MDCD faculty and the hard work put in by each student.  MDCD is successful at competitions, but these can be highly subjective.  Besides performance at competitions, MDCD also structures its program to concentrate on student growth in technique, ability and choreography retention.  The 2019/2020 teams include: Mini, Junior, Junior ELITE, Teen, Senior, MDCD ELITE and the Junior and Teen / Sr. hip hop track.

MDCD training focuses on a strong technical training to help enhance industry dance styles (contemporary, hip hop, jazz and jazz funk). MDCD has hired a ballet director and expanded the ballet program for the 2019-2020 season, and offers pointe, pre-pointe, and the new MDCD Elite Company (4.5 Hours of ballet training per week, 2 hours contemporary and opportunities to student choreograph).  At MDCD, 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, including hip hop.

MDCD also offers a hip hop training and performance track, which will include training and performance opportunities for hop hop and jazz funk styles only.  This is a perfect program for students interested in hop hop, and/or have limited studio training availability.  We require at least one ballet class for these students, but this is for growth, strength, and injury prevention.  Please e-mail contact@mdcdenver.com for more information.

COMPANY MENTOR

MDCD is very excited to announce that Hamilton Evans will be mentoring the competition team during the 2019/2020 dance season.  Hamilton brings 6 years of professional dance experience in Los Angeles, and currently teaches weekly at Millennium Dance Complex Los Angeles, Playground and judges and teaches for ADE dance convention.  He will be providing dance and performance feedback, doing private team training, team face time sessions, working with the groups to prepare them for the dance season, and choreographing for the MDCD Company.  MDCD Elite will have extra personal training opportunities with Hamilton throughout the year.  

 

COMPANY AUDITIONS: May 9, 2020

Audition Cost: $25.00

Competition Team Auditions will be held on May 9, 2020.  Send an e-mail to contact@mdcdenver.com and reserve your spot TODAY, or call (303) 708-8220 to inquire about the 2020 / 2021 season!  All dancers must be registered for auditions.

 

MAY 9, 2020 AUDITION TIMES ANNOUNCED!!
Pee Wee: TBD
Mini: 2pm – 3:30pm
Junior & Junior ELITE: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Junior Hip Hop Track: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Teen / Adv. Teen / MDCD ELITE: 4pm – 7pm
Hip Hop Track: 6pm – 7pm

COMPETITIONS & CONVENTIONS

During the 2020-2021 season, MDCD competition team dancers are required to participate in 1-2 showcases, 3 regional conventions (2 w/ competitions), and 3 regional dance competitions. 

MDCD ELITE is a pre-professional track that offers 11+ hours of training, including 4.0 hours of ballet (1 hour pre-pointe or pointe), 4 conventions, 2 competitions, private training with our company mentor, an optional LA training trip, AND the team will have the chance to choreograph one of their dances.

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, depending on level, are required to take 4-6 master classes during the 2020-2021 dance season, which are chosen by the studio director.

Master Classes have included JoJo Gomez, Karon Lynn, Alexander Chung, Jersey, Hamilton Evans, Matt Steffanina, Mikey DellaVella, Jake Kodish, Alex Fetbroth, Blake McGrath, Janelle Ginestra, C.J Salvador, George Jones Jr., and more.

SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVES

TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE (REQUIRED FOR COMPETITION TEAM) This two week intensive is REQUIRED for the MDCD Competition Team.  Click HERE for the Sample Technique Intensive Schedule.

2020 Dates Announced: July 20-23 and July 27-30.

2019-2020 TUITION

Tuition covers training only, and consists of 10 payments from August 2019 – May 2020 (11 payments through June if a nationals year), and is due on the 2nd of each month.  Pre-payment discounts are available, and are due by August 2, 2019.

Level Tuition Paid in Full Discount Training Hours Rehearsal Hours
Pee Wee Company (4-6 yrs old) $130/month 3% 1.50/week .75 per dance
Mini Company (6-9 yrs old) $200/month 3% 3/week .75 per dance
Junior Company (8-12 yrs old) $310/month 3% 7/week 1.0 per dance
Jr. Hip Hop Track (8-12 yrs old) $240/month 3% 3-4/week 1.0 per dance
Jr. ELITE Co. (9-12 yrs old) $310/month 3% 7-8.5/week 1.0 per dance
Teen Company (12-17) $320/month 3% 8/week 1.0 per dance
Sr. Company (12-18) $320/month 3% 8.5/week 1.0 per dance
Teen/Adv Teen Hip Hop Track (12-18) $260/month 3% 5-6/week 1.0 per dance
MDCD Elite Company (12-18) $350/month 3% 11+/week 1.0 per dance

TEAM FEES

Each dancer is responsible for team fees, which are charged on a per dance basis.  An initial costume deposit ($80.00 for Pee Wee & Mini, $100 for Junior, Teen & Seniors) per dance is due August 10, 2018.  The remaining balance is paid over 10 months, from August 15, 2019 – May 15, 2020, and is auto-drafted on the 15th of each month.   

The 2020 / 2021 costs are TBD, and will cover the following:  1.  Monthly rehearsal fee  2. All competition dance entry fees for 3 competitions  3. Competition dance entry fees for 2 conventions (Excludes the cost to attend the convention and the performance fee for Monsters of Hip Hop)  4. Incremental costume fees (excluding shoes & make-up)  5. Extra team rehearsal time  6. Coaches time at competitions & conventions.  

Team Fees DO NOT cover guest choreography ($150-$300 per dancer per dance), master classes, nationals travel & accommodations, convention class fees, shoes, makeup, or solo/duet/trio fees.

NATIONALS

Nationals happen every other year.  Nationals years are listed below:

2020/2021 – ASH NATIONALS IN ORLANDO, FL
2022/2023
2024/2025
2026/2027

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