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Dear Mary Lorraine,

Thanks so much for teaching our daughter the beautiful gift of dance. Her first foundation at the age of 3 started with you. We started i ... read more


Dear Mary Lorraine and staff,

I just wanted to let you know that I was so very impressed with this year's dance recital. I am still thinking about all the bea ... read more


I am the mother of 5 girls (ages 16,14,11,7 & 4) that have danced at MLDC. We have driven in from Louisville, NE for the past 9 years because the teachers and staff are s ... read more



 


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 27th year of business! Over the course of 26 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 26 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 10-13thth 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, Level 1, Level 2 - low heel, tie, tan tap shoe
Level 3-5 graduated 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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SUMMER DANCE CLASSES BEGIN JUNE 12th for 6 WEEKS:

Our summer schedule is now online. Just click the link on the left side o the page - Online registration and the full schedule will appear.

We have classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Tumbling Taekwondo and our popular Princess Preschool Class and Diva class for kindergarteners plus a Musical Theatre Camp where the kids will put on a condensed Musical called "Jukebox time Machine"!!

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SUMMER DANCE CLASSES 2017:

Our exciting summer session is about to get underway. Don't forget we are closed the week of the 4th of July for family time. Classes will begin on June 12th and run for seven weeks with the week of the 4th of July off (6 weeks of class).

We are in the studio Mon - Thursday - 5:30-9:00 p.m.

You can view the schedule and register online by clicking on the link on the homepage of our website.

Tuition for the summer six week session is based on the amount of time in class per family per week:

45 minutes $60.00
1 hour $70.00
1.25 hours $75.00
1.5 hours (1 class) $80.00
1.5 hours (2 classes) $110.00
1.75 hours $115.00
2 hours $120.00
add an additional $9.00 for each additional 15 minutes past 2 hours.

If you will be gone 3 or more weeks (half of the session) we will prorate. Log into class registration on the left hand side of homepage to see our summer schedule.

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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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SPRING PERFORMANCES:

Our Dancefest concerts will take place on Sat., May 2oth at Millard West High School at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 P.m. Tickets are still available at the door.

Dress rehearsal for these performances takes place at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Performance Hair, makeup and costume should be worn.


Our BIG SHOW will take place on Sunday, June 4th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Elkhorn South High School. Tickets will be available at the door
Dress rehearsal will be Sat., June 3rd from 12-6 p.m.
Performance Hair, makeup and costume should be worn.

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COMPETITION TEAM TRYOUTS:

Come try out for our award winning Competition Teams!

Mandatory Parents Meeting for information on Saturday April 232at 3 p.m. We will go over requirements, schedule and expense as well as the advantages of being a part of the MLDC competition team.

Our competition team tryouts for the 2017-18 season will be held on Sunday, April 23rd at 1 p.m. at MLDC. The dancers will audition in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop. Splits on both sides and a double pirouette on both sides are required (or be very close). Dancers must have completed Level 3 in our Ballet/Tap program or Level 1 in our Hip Hop program.

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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:

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 2016-2017:

CLASSES RESUME: September 6th, 2016

COSTUME DEPOSITS DUE: October 8th

FALL BREAK: OCT. 11,12, 13, 15th, 2016 (Monday classes will meet to make up for Labor Day)

HALLOWEEN: Monday, October 31st. We will NOT have any classes and we will make up this day on Monday, November 21st.

VISITORS' WEEK AND QUARTER TWO BEGINS: Nov. 7th-12th - Tuition is due on Monday of this week - (come see what we've learned!)

THANKSGIVING BREAK: NOVEMBER 22nd-26th, 2016 (gobble, gobble!)

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

CHRISTMAS VACATION: DEC. 22nd-Jan. 4th, 2017 (Ho!Ho!Ho!)

VISITORS' WEEK AND QUARTER THREE BEGINS: Jan.23rd-28th. 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 13th-18th (brrrrrrrr)

SPRING BREAK: March 20-25th, 2017 (At last!)

VISITORS' WEEK AND QUARTER 4 BEGINS: April 3rd-8th, 2017 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 10-15th
STUDIO A&C: April 17th-22nd

PHOTO WEEK: April 22nd-27th 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 20th at Millard West High School. 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 29th, CLOSED (Relax! Summer is on its way!)

BIG CONCERT

June 3rd is Dress Rehearsal 12-6 p.m. at Elkhorn South High School, Performances on Sunday, June 4th 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 12TH, 2017

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