For the more serious dancer that has selected competitive dance as an exclusive activity. This company is comprised of our intermediate and advanced students and is available by audition only. Members of this distinguished program get exclusive access to guest and master teachers that come to work with MLDA dancers. This nationally award winning company will attend conventions and competitions locally and at the national level every other year. This is a prestigious competitive team that is created for dancers who are accelerated in training and level. Consistent attendance is expected in all required classes and will be closely monitored and enforced.

Junior (Intermediate) - This program is designed for dancers that love to train, compete and perform. Their curriculum is well-rounded and includes training in: Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Turns, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Tap and Flex. Their class schedule is 10-11 hours per week, including rehearsal.

Intern (Accelerated) - Amidst the MLDA Competitive program we have Interns. These accelerated dancers have a more demanding class schedule. Therefore, attendance and commitment level for Interns will be closely monitored and enforced at a higher level. This program is designed for dancers and artists who are driven and can accommodate the strenuous demands physically as well as mentally. The class schedule is roughly 15+ hours weekly, not including rehearsal. Their curriculum is well-rounded and includes required training in all genres; Ballet, Lyrical/ Contemporary, Jazz, Turns, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theater and Flexibility.
Teen and Senior (Advanced) - This program is designed for dancers that love to train, compete and perform. They are at a higher level of training but need more freedom in their schedule. Some dancers in this program do want to pursue a professional dance career or major in dance at a collegiate level after high school and others may not. Their curriculum is well-rounded and includes training in: Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Turns, Improv as well as optional classes in Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Tap and Flex. (*Enrollment in Tap, Musical Theatre and Hip Hop is mandatory for dancers if they would like to compete in those genres). Their class schedule is roughly 10 required hours per week, including rehearsal with an additional 5.5 hours of optional classes offered. Dancers can choose to take as many or as few optional classes as works with their schedule.

WHY Competitive?  This is an amazing experience for young dancers/artists to be a part of a team experience! The benefits of competitive company participation are friendship and team bonding, arts education, self-esteem, camaraderie, teamwork, positive environment, physical training and fitness.

Within the Competitive Company, there are 4 separate divisions

Ages listed are to be used as a guideline.

Junior Company ages 10-13: 9-10 required hours per week
Intern Program ages 10-14: 13+ required hours per week
Teen Company ages 12-15: 10.5 required hours per week
Senior Company ages 14+: 10.5 required hours per week







We recognize that there are age overlaps, placement is done by audition and is based off from ability, focus and experience more so than age.


 


5:30-6pm Mini, Jr Rehearsal JW

7:45-9pm Junior Ballet RE

 

9-9:30pm Rehearsal JM/JW
(by placement only)

5:15-5:30pm Junior Warm-up JW

6-6:45pm Junior Flex JM

 


5-6:15pm Junior Ballet MM

 

 

4-4:30pm Tap Rehearsal DH
(Junior and up – by placement)

7-7:45pm Junior Tap DH

7:45-8:45pm Junior Jazz JW


5-6pm Junior Ballet MM

 

6-7pm Hip Hop 2 NK
(by placement)

8-9pm Junior Turns NK


4:15-5:45pm Junior Lyrical JM

 

 


5:30-6pm Mini, Jr Rehearsal JW
(Junior Interns only)

6-6:45pm Musical Theatre 3 JW
(by placement)

 

4-5:30pm Intern, PT1 Cont JM

8:30-10pm Rehearsal JM/JW

5:30-6pm Teen, Sr Flex JM
(by placement)

6:45-7:45pm Intern, PT1 Ballet RE
(by placement)

7:45-8:30pm Intern, PT1 Flex JM (by placement)


 

6:15-7:15pm Intern Lyrical ML

7:15-8:45pm Intern Ballet RE

 

8:45-9:45pm Intern Tap DH

9:45-10pm Intern Tap Rehearsal DH
(by placement)

 


6-7pm Teen, Sr Contemporary JM

7-8pm Hip Hop 3 NK
(by placement)

8-10pm Tn, Intern, PT1 Ballet/Pointe* MM
(by placement)

4-5:30pm Teen, Intern, PT1 Turns JM

 

 

 

 

 


8:45-10pm Intern Jazz JW

 

7:30-8:45pm Intern Ballet RE


4-5:30pm Teen, Senior Ballet RE

6-6:45pm Musical Theatre 3 JW
(by placement)

6:45-7:45pm Teen Jazz JW

8:30-10pm Rehearsal JM/JW

5:30-6pm Teen, Sr Flex JM (optional)
(by placement)

 

 


 

4:30-5:45pm Teen, Sr Ballet RE

 

4-4:30pm Tap Rehearsal DH
(Junior and up – by placement)

6:15-7pm Teen,Sr Tap DH


6-7pm Teen, Sr Contemporary JM

7-8pm Hip Hop 3 NK
(by placement)

8-10pm Tn, Intern, PT1 Ballet/Pointe* MM
(by placement)

4-5:30pm Teen, Intern, PT1 Turns JM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5:45-7:15pm Teen Ballet RE

 

7:30-8:45pm Teen, Sr Lyrical/Contemporary ML

 

 


4-5:30pm Teen, Senior Ballet RE

 

7:45-8:30pm Musical Theatre 4 JW – by placement

8:30-10pm Rehearsal JM/JW

5:30-6pm Teen, Sr Flex JM (optional)
(by placement)

 


 

4:30-5:45pm Teen, Sr Ballet RE

7:15-8:45pm Sr, PT1, PT2 Turns ML

8:45-10pm Sr, PT2 Jazz ML

4-4:30pm Tap Rehearsal DH (optional)
(Junior and up – by placement)

6:15-7pm Teen,Sr Tap DH (optional)


6-7pm Teen, Sr Contemporary JM

 

9-10pm Hip Hop 4 NK
(by placement)

 

 


 

4:15-5:45pm Sr, PT1, PT2 Ballet RE

5:45-6:45pm Rotating Class Varies (optional)

6:45-7:30pm Sr, PT1, PT2 Rehearsal ML

7:30-8:45pm Teen, Sr Lyrical/Contemporary ML