Wednesday Nov 22, 2017

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Mary Lorraine,

Just wanted to thank you for putting up with all of us in the Dad's Dance. I have to say I really look forward to this now. It is so much fun ... read more


Dear Mary Lorraine,

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Dear Mary Lorraine and staff,

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Calendar / Events


MLDC Wins Small Business of the Year Award!:

The Millard Business Association has named Mary Lorraine's Dance Center as the "Small Business of the Year". The award was received at the Millard Business Association Gala. Included in the recognition was our 23 years in business, touching the lives of thousands of children and their families through dance and our community service. Thank you MBA!!! And thank you MLDC families and staff past and present for making us the best place to study dance!

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MLDC CELEBRATES ITS 27th YEAR!:

Mary Lorraine's Dance Center is celebrating its 28th year of business! Over the course of 27 years, we have created the finest dance program with outstanding teachers and wonderful families. While other dance schools have come and gone - we have stood the test of time by providing quality training in a family friendly environment!

We are proud to announce that we received the Millard Business Association Small Business of the Year Award.

We have also received the Impact Award from Impact Dance Competition for making a difference in the world through our community service.

Mary Lorraine has also been name a Mother of Merit by the American Mothers Association for her work in the community and an excellent mother figure.

Join us our top notch program knowing that we have 27 years of business experience and you can have confidence in our business ethics and strong technical teaching. Our staff combined has over 70 years teaching experience and many more of dance training!

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MLDC and Distinguished Young Women of America:

This is a great organization, reinforcing terrific values in our young women and providing college scholarships.

MLDC has a terrific bond with this organization in that our state winners from the following years have all been MLDC students.

MLDC has been home to Nebraska's Distinguished Young Woman of 1984 - Stacey Olsan Fletcher, 2012 - Julia Carlson, 2013 - Maddy Miller, 2014 - Breanna Burklund and 2015 - Rachel Lee. Many other MLDC girls have also competed and reaped the rewards of this terrific experience. Way to go girls!

If you know of a high school junior who is interested in participating in this year's contest for an amazing learning experience and the chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship money, please have them contact Stacey Fletcher on the Distinguished Young Women of Nebraska Facebook page.

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FLOW 40 Workshop at MLDC July 25th and 26th, 2016:

Here's a terrific opportunity for our dancers!

A two day workshop with master teachers from L.A. on July 31st and August 1, 2017 Classes are 10 a.m. -3 p.m. each day - Cost is $175 for the two day session (a total of 8 hours of instruction).

Please call the studio at 403-593-9051 to register. Hurry as space is limited.

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ATTIRE FOR DANCE CLASSES:

Attend our Open House/Attire Sale to be properly outfitted for your first dance class. August 21st-23rd 5-8 p.m. nightly at MLDC.

PRESCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN, ALL CLASSES WITH BALLET - Black Leotard (with out a skirt), pink tights, pink ballet shoes.

TAP CLASSES - Kind, through Level 5 - low heel, tie, tan tap shoe
Level 6 and up - character tan tap shoe
Advanced - Black oxford tap and character tan tap shoes

HIP HOP- Black, form fitting exercise wear. No sports bras worn alone or writing across the seat of pants. Black Hip Hop sneaker

LEAPS/TURNS AND ALL JAZZ CLASSES - Black, form fitting exercise wear. No sports bras worn alone or writing across the seat of pants. Tan jazz shoe.

LYRICAL - Black, form fitting exercise wear and lyrical half soles.

TAEKWONDO - white karate style uniform available for $19.95 on www.blackbeltshop.com. Barefeet and correct rank belt.

Hair must be worn up for all classes. Bun required for Ballet and Jazz classes because of turning movements.

All items are available through our front desk at very reasonable prices.

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MLDC HAS BEAUTIFUL STUDIOS!:

We have been in our home at 5330 S. 136th St. in Deerfield Plaza since the fall of 2007 and are loving it! Our location has 3 studios - all spacious with wood dance floors, more spacious common areas, larger restrooms, better parking and more services! Observation windows into each dance room. Check out our virtual tour on this website.

Across from the Millard soccer fields, you can grocery shop, get your hair cut, mail packages or simply relax - all while our child attends dance class! Stop in and check us out! You'll be as crazy about it as we are! coming in November of 2015 - Crunch work out facility to our plaza. Now moms and dads can work out while their dancer is getting their work out in dance class!

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FOOD DRIVE A HUGE SUCCESS!:

1080 food items were donated to the Millard Business Association's Project Wee Care in our annual food drive. Bringing an item earned you the privilege of wearing your jammies to class and culminated in our movie night!

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MASTER TEACHERS VISIT MLDC:

MLDC believes in the importance of exposing our students to other teachers and their styles. We create several opportunities each year for our students to benefit from these experiences.

Past master teachers have included:

Nick Drago - Professional Dancer/choreography visited to set choreography on our competition team.

Ashley Becker - Point Park University Graduate and Director of Quest Intensive. (br>
Nicholas Drago and Grant Chenok of FLOW 40 (based out of L.A.)

Geoff Meyer and Jose' Silva of the Lion King cast.

Master Teacher Avram Gold, formerly of the Houston Ballet and The Omaha Theatre Ballet was a guest teacher at MLDC in March.

Michelle Pugh, a former MLDC dancer and now professional contemporary dancer in Denver with two well known companies was a guest teacher in April.

Sarah Jo Fazio returned to us for her 3rd visit from NYC to teacher master classes and set choreography for our award winning competition team.

MLDC was honored to present Master Teacher Leigh Anne Wencker in our school. Ms. Wencker is a former Radio City Rockette and has appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast, Steel Pier as well as in Thoroughly Modern Millie and a workshop production of Fosse as it prepared for Broadway. Ms. Wencker has her degree in dance from Webster University's Performing Arts Conservatory and has a wealth of knowledge about the professional life of a dancer. We shared a wonderful day with her!

Amy Schulke from Just Plain Dancin' of Ontario, CA worked with MLDC dancers. Her studio has been ranked the #1 competitive studio in the U.S. by Dancer Magazine. It was a fabulous opportunity for our dancers to learn from the nation's best!!

Angie Sellers - reknown teacher and choreographer for the East Coast< br>
Danielle Laurion - contemporary master teacher

Bosco - Master Hip Hop teacher from L.A. has been to MLDC twice

Jeremy McQueen from NYC - studied with Alvin Ailey, has danced with numerous companies and the Radio City Music Hall show.

What a great experience for our students!

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CALENDAR/VACATIONS for 2017-2018:

CLASSES RESUME: September 5th, 2017

COSTUME DEPOSITS DUE: October 7th

FALL BREAK: OCT. 18,19, 21st, 2017 (Monday classes will meet to make up for Labor Day and Tuesday classes will meet to make up Halloween)

HALLOWEEN: Tuesday, October 31st. We will NOT have any classes and we will make up this day on Tuesday, October 17th.

VISITORS' WEEK AND QUARTER TWO BEGINS: Nov. 6th-11th - Tuition is due on Monday of this week - (come see what we've learned!)

THANKSGIVING BREAK: NOVEMBER 20th-25th, 2017 (gobble, gobble!)

CONCERT FEE - $40 DUE DEC. 1ST (yes, we are already planning!)

CHRISTMAS VACATION: DEC. 22nd-Jan. 5th, 2018 (Ho!Ho!Ho!)

VISITORS' WEEK AND QUARTER THREE BEGINS: Jan.22nd-27th. Tuition is due on Monday of this week this week - (Oh boy - costumes and dances are revealed this day - don't miss!)

WINTER BREAK: FEBRUARY 12th-17th (brrrrrrrr)

SPRING BREAK: March 19-24th, 2018 (At last!)

VISITORS' WEEK AND QUARTER 4 BEGINS: April 2nd-7th, 2018 Tuition is Due on the Monday of this week (Come see how our dances are coming along and practice applauding for the big show!)

COSTUME WEEKS : STUDIO B: April 9th-14th
STUDIO A&C: April 16th-21st

PHOTO WEEK: April 23rd-28th Come dressed in your costume with hair and makeup done - ready to have your picture taken - say CHEESE!

IN STUDIO DRESS REHEARSAL IS THE LAST CLASS YOUR CLASS MEETS BEFORE HEADING TO THE THEATRE FOR YOUR PERFORMANCE

DanceFest DANCE CONCERT: May 12th - Theatre TBD. Dress Rehearsal in the morning with shows at 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Please note these are the requested dates and times at this facility. We are awaiting final approval.

MEMORIAL DAY: MAY 28th, CLOSED (Relax! Summer is on its way!)

BIG CONCERT

June 2nd is Dress Rehearsal 12-6 p.m. at Elkhorn South High School, Performances on Sunday, June 3rd at ESHS. Show times at 2 and 7 p.m.. Please note these are the requested dates and times at this facility. We are awaiting final approval. (Your hard work finally shows when you shine onstage!)

SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN : MONDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2018

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